Patient Study – Physiotherapy on Fractured Distal Fibula and Tibia
Posted Apr 19, 2013 by MSP Clinic
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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.
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“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.”