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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.

David Weightman is a terrific physiotherapist who has become a crucial part of keeping my body going. As a triathlete and person who is always on the move, Dave’s attention to my needs and his hands on philosophy has provided both recovery from injuries and ongoing maintenance to keep me training. He makes considerable efforts to know about my activities, goals and is eager to see me succeed. His years of experience and comprehensive knowledge of the body is evident as I often present different injuries to him. Whether chronic overuse injuries, or rehab from a major injury, I recommend Dave without hesitation! Tremendous man and a fantastic physio.

~ J. Abney. Read More