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TRAUMA AND FRACTURE CARE

Fractures result from trauma to the bone that is in excess of what the bone can tolerate. The causative trauma can be low impact if the bone is weak, such as in patients with osteoporosis.

A fracture can be the culmination of repetitive trauma or overuse, commonly referred to as stress fractures. Lastly, fractures come about as a result of high impact events such as falls, motor vehicle accidents, or athletic events.

WHEN DO WE NEED QOSC?

  • When one has a broken bone - a visibly out-of-place or misshapen limb or joint, broken skin with bone protruding, limited mobility or inability to move a limb, numbness, intense pain, swelling, bruising or bleeding.
  • When one has a Colles’ wrist fracture - change in the shape or angle of the forearm just above the wrist, inability to hold or lift heavy objects, wrist pain and swelling above the wrist.
  • When one has a complex long bone fracture (i.e. femur, tibia, humerus).
  • When one has Malunions - bones that heal improperly.
  • When one has Nonunions - bones that do not heal.
  • When one has a pelvic and hip socket fracture.
  • When one has severe fractures of the upper and lower extremities including open and complex injuries surrounding the joint.
  • When one has spinal fractures.

WHAT CAN QOSC OFFER?

The goal of treatment of fractures by our doctors is to allow fracture healing while maintaining the form and function of the bone and the surrounding structures.

Treatment of the fracture is dependent on the severity of the fracture, which bone is broken and most importantly the status of the patient.

Our surgeons will determine if the fracture needs to be reduced (straightened out).

The fracture may be treated in a splint, cast or brace. In many instances, the best way to optimally achieve treatment goals is to treat the fracture by surgery to straighten the bone and possibly insert pins, plates, screws or rods.

After the fracture heals, it is imperative that the injured extremity is fully rehabilitated, which means it is returned to normal function, size, and strength.

Our physiotherapists are oftentimes involved in this process that is coordinated by our doctors.

PHYSIOTHERAPY

Our specialist centre consists of a highly experienced group of physiotherapists that diagnose, manage and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system. They are trained in the treatment of post-operative orthopaedic procedures, fractures, acute and chronic sports injuries, joint, back and neck pain.

They work hand-in-hand with your surgeons to coordinate your care and create a rehabilitation plan designed to expedite recovery, allowing you to resume your active lifestyle more quickly.

WHEN DO WE NEED QOSC?

  • Suffering from low back pain, neck pain, recent injuries such as strains and sprains, or joint and muscular pain.
  • Post-operative care for elimination of pain, injury prevention and regain of mobility, to heal properly and resume daily activities.

WHAT CAN QOSC OFFER?

Orthopaedic physiotherapists diagnose, manage, and treat disorders and injuries of the musculoskeletal system including rehabilitation after orthopaedic surgery.

Our team of experienced therapists are trained in the treatment of post-operative orthopaedic procedures, fractures, acute sports injuries, arthritis, sprains, strains, back and neck pain.

Joint and spine manipulation, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular reeducation, hot/cold packs, and electrical muscle stimulation are some of the modalities used to expedite recovery.

OTHER SERVICES

OTHER SPECIALITIES INCLUDE:

  • General Orthopaedics
  • Anaesthesiology