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What are physical therapy exercises for a fractured fibula?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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