Fractures (Broken Bones)

Date 2007/5/2 15:40:00 | Topic: Ankle/Foot

Fractures may involve the outside or inside of the ankle joint. The signs and symptoms of fractures are pain, swelling and bony deformities. X-rays are essential and rapid “reduction” (setting the bones close together for healing) is necessary. In extreme cases, open surgery is necessary to reduce the fracture. Often pins, plates and screws are used to maintain the reduction.
Possible Treatments
Active Range of Motion (AROM)
Active Assistive Range of Motion (AAROM)
Cryotherapy or Cold Therapy
Isometrics
Progressive Resistive Exercises (PRE)
Passive Range of Motion (PROM)
Physical Agents

Possible Treatment Goals
Improve Balance
Improve Function
Improve Muscle Strength and Power
Decrease Postoperative Complications
Improve Range of Motion
Self-care of Symptoms
Improve Safety
Improve Wound Healing



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