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acetabular fracture physical therapy

A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jaspal Singh
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Hip strengthening: Depending on when the fracture occurred and whether its completely healed or not, you would still benefit from some hip and pelvic girdle strengthenin ... Read More
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A 21-year-old male asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
29 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Not typically: In general, therapy in a patient with healing fractures of the ribs can be painful and not particularly helpful; other than in the initial mobilizatio ... Read More
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Dr. David Sniezek
38 years experience Pain Management
Not necessarily: Not necessarily, however, if there is significant soft tissue injury them some gentle modalities may be in order. Typically, these injuries heal spont ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
32 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Motion and strength: A fibula fracture usually requires. Bit of immobilization which can cause stiffness nd muscle trophy. Physical therapy will help maximize functional r ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Elbow specialist.: Make sure that you're seeing an orthopedic elbow specialist. The fracture needs to heal in the correct position. It may be malaligned.... Or it could ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
42 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
See a specialist.: See a fellowship trained orthopedic elbow specialist. You may have a fracture that healed improperly.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Raymond Raven
24 years experience Hand Surgery
Gradual: Rib fractures heal in about 6-8 weeks. Therapy is geared towards restoring mobility and strengthening muscles between and around the ribs. Therapy s ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
15 years experience Sports Medicine
Probably Not: In the setting of fracture care physical therapy is generally used to increase range of motion, strengthen muscles, and accelerate return to activitie ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
19 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Hand therapy: Hand therapy is sometimes required after a boxers fracture to maximize range of motion and function.
A female asked:
Dr. Cristin Dickerson
32 years experience Diagnostic Radiology
Soft tissues: X-rays only show bone injuries. MRI's show soft tissue injuries and may be needed if pain persists.
A 38-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Miller
46 years experience Anesthesiology
Knee: After normal healing time should be shown specific physical therapy for the thigh and calf muscles and maximize flex ion and extention of the knee

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