Patient Study – Physiotherapy on Fractured Distal Fibula and Tibia

Patient Study – Physiotherapy on Fractured Distal Fibula and Tibia

Posted Apr 19, 2013 by

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Cause of Accident: Motor Vehicle Injury – While riding his motorized scooter down the street, a car pulled out in front of Patient X which resulted in a collision.

Injury: Fractured distal fibula and tibia bones

Overview: His leg required surgery and several plates and screws were used to secure the bones. The two longer screws that fixed the tibia and fibula together were removed after about 3 months to allow for better movement of the two bones. Subsequent movement has been much better. Patient still has quite a bit of stiffness and pain primarily on the lateral side where  there is still quite a bit of hardware. This hardware is to remain as long as it does not create any pain or other problems.

Treatment: Physiotherapy treatment consists of manual therapy and  strengthening exercises.

*Patient pictures and history was submitted by the patient at their request. Main Street Physiotherapy respects patient privacy with extreme care.

“I have been very pleased with my physio rehab experience at Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic. Aart has exceeded my expectations as a competent and knowledgeable physiotherapist. His easy going manner makes for a pleasant and relaxed feeling during his sessions with me. I am confident his method of treating my foot injury will result in a speedy recovery. I would not hesitate to recommend Aart and Main Street Physiotherapy Clinic as the “go-to” place for treatment.”

~ John Davies (Richmond, B.C.). Read More