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Will I need physical therapy for a hairline fracture?

Will I need physical therapy for a hairline fracture?

Probably Not: In the setting of fracture care physical therapy is generally used to increase range of motion, strengthen muscles, and accelerate return to activities. Most patients have some sort of immobilization during fracture healing and after the fracture is healed need some transition to full pre-fracture activity. However, many patients can do exercises at home and do not need formal physical therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Fracture (Definition)

A fracture is a broken bone. As there is cartilage at the end of many bones at the joint, a fracture may also include a break in the cartilage. Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. It seems that many believe that a "fracture" is a lesser injury or an incomplete break in the bone, but this is not correct. Fractures may be displaced or ...Read more


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Will I need physical therapy for three posterior rib fractures?

Will I need physical therapy for three posterior rib fractures?

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 mobilization to get a person out of bed. Once the fractures are healed, most patients do well and so therapy not terribly useful at that time either. Deep breathing and even using an incentive spirometer to avoid an associated pneumonia can be helpful. ...Read more

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Fractured ribs 2-4 in back. Will I need physical therapy?

Fractured ribs 2-4 in back. Will I need physical therapy?

Not necessarily: Not necessarily, however, if there is significant soft tissue injury them some gentle modalities may be in order. Typically, these injuries heal spontaneously without active treatment, however, some individuals may benefit from a brief course of physical therapy to help reduce muscle tightness, reduce pain, decreased inflammation, and improve function. Consult with a physiatrist. ...Read more

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Physical therapy of multiple rib fracture?

Physical therapy of multiple rib fracture?

My protocol: For my patients who have rib fracture surgery, I use immediate shoulder range of motion exercises and core stretching. Breathing exercises and incentive spirometer use is also key. ...Read more

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Lower distal pole fracture of R Patella repair with wire. Afterwards not told anything about physical therapy. What should be done and how often?

Lower distal pole fracture of R Patella repair with wire. Afterwards not told anything about physical therapy. What should be done and how often?

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 ...Read more

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Physical therapy after pelvic fracture?

Physical therapy after pelvic fracture?

Usually: Depends on the type of pelvic fracture and treatment required. At the least, therapy for gait training is usually recommended. Sometimes more involved therapy for range of motion, balance, and strengthening is recommended. ...Read more

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Is trimallor ankle fracture physical therapy effective?

Is trimallor ankle fracture physical therapy effective?

Yes: Anytime you have a severe injury such as tri-malleolar ankle fracture, physical therapy is a great modality to get you back to some what normal stage. Unfortunately you may not return to 100% of your old level of activities, but anything to help you get back close to that will help. ...Read more

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What types of physical therapy do I need for a knee fracture?

What types of physical therapy do I need for a knee fracture?

Not yet: Physical therapy should be initiated after healing of the fracture. Therapy would be directed at increasing the strength and flexibility that would be lost by immobilization during the healing process. ...Read more

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Is physical therapy necessary for body areas where bones were fractured but did not heal?

Is physical therapy necessary for body areas where bones were fractured but did not heal?

Probably: Although, I am not sure what your problem is, i believe you need to have a definite plan worked out to resolve your problem. Physical therapy will probably be an essential part of this plan, however, the timing of it may differ depending on other factors. Talk to the physician who is treating you and ask him if physical therapy at this stage is right for you. ...Read more

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What physical therapy is there for an avulsion fracture?

What physical therapy is there for an avulsion fracture?

Depends: Depending on where the avulsion occurs and to what degree and what treatment is rendered, will determine the physical therapy needed. The fracture usually has to heal by rest and splint of some sort or may have to be operatively "fixed" with wire, screw or other means. Then , your doctor will recommend the right physical therapy if needed or indicated. Work with your doctor. ...Read more

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How long will I have physical therapy after ulna fracture surgery?

Depends: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Physical therapy after pelvic fracture--improvements/complications with having/not having it?

Not for the fracture: Physical therapy after pelvic fracture will help with walking, transferring, and activities of daily living (adls) however it will not help with the healing of the fracture itself. Make sure you get up and walk around everyday to prevent clots in the legs and lungs. ...Read more

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I have 3 compression fractures on my T10 T11 T12. I start physical therapy tommorrow and the accident happened Oct 18 2014. Will I have chronic pain?

Compression fracture: Compression fractures take 2 to 3 months to fully heal, and because you have 3 of them, I would expect some degree of discomfort for several more weeks. Notify the physiotherapist if any of the treatments cause significant pain either during or after the therapy. ...Read more

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I had a micro fracture on my knee last summer 2012. I went to physical therapy for 5-6 months. But my knee has not been the same. Whats wrong with it?

I had a micro fracture on my knee last summer 2012. I went to physical therapy for 5-6 months. But my knee has not been the same. Whats wrong with it?

??: By micro fracture do you mean a "micro fracture arthroplasty " if so you are pretty young for such things but it is not unheard of unfortunately by no means does all surgery work go discuss with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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What physical therapy exercises should I be doing at 4 weeks after a coccyx fracture?

What physical therapy exercises should I be doing at 4 weeks after a coccyx fracture?

Coccyx: Alone exercises may be quite painful. One thing use a doughnut cushion when sitting. Secondly a nerve block will definitely help with pain. A topical cream could also be used. These can be quite painful. ...Read more

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My Dr has not recommended physical therapy for a cervical neck fracture that occurred in September, 2016. Does this make sense?

My Dr has not recommended physical therapy for a cervical neck fracture that occurred in September, 2016. Does this make sense?

Ask why: Without knowing your full story, I would still think physical therapy would be helpful to restore range of motion, improve strength and posture and possibly reduce any residual pain you have. Of course, a dialogue with your physician would be wise. Ask him/her why PT has not been a part of your treatment regimen yet. If I can help, then join my care team at www.healthtap.com/dr-clarkeholmes ...Read more

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What are physical therapy exercises for a fractured fibula?

What are physical therapy exercises for a fractured fibula?

Motion and strength: A fibula fracture usually requires. Bit of immobilization which can cause stiffness nd muscle trophy. Physical therapy will help maximize functional recovery by first negating stiffness and obtaining full motion. Next, atrophy from disuse is reversed with a strengthening program. Finally, balance, endurance nd gait retraining are employed return your extremity as close o normal as possible. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Broken Bone (Definition)

Is it broken or fractured is a question I am often asked. The answer is basically that a broken or fractured bone is the same thing. A fracture means a break in the cortex or the strong layer of outer bone cells. In an adult the average time for that to heal varies greatly but is often considered to ...Read more


Dr. Jay Rosenfeld
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Physical Therapy (Definition)

Physical therapy can provide back exercises to relieve tension on discs and nerves in the back in order ...Read more