Treatment Foot and Ankle Fracture
An ankle fracture is a rupture of bone tissue due to the mechanical impact. It happens due to a twisting of the limb with an internal or external damage. Among all types of bone injuries in the human body, this trauma takes the leading place, unfortunately. Its frequency does not depend on a person’s age, sex and degree of physical activity. However, as the statistics shows, elderly people suffer from the foot fractures more often than younger generations. The ankle fracture is accompanied by sudden sharp pain, extensive puffiness on the skin, inability to lean on the broken foot and limited motion range.
The ankle fracture treatment involves restoration of the structure of the damaged bone. The specialists in Orthopedic Center Touch of Health in Orlando select the therapy methods specifically for each patient, based on the severity of the clinical case.
If the foot fracture is closed and there is no displacement, then the plaster cast is applied in order to ensure the limb stays in the same stable position. The patient must wear it from 1 to 2 months. But if the injury is accompanied by displacement, a surgery such as a closed reduction is necessary, which is performed using local anesthesia.
The stages of the medical rehabilitation after the foot fracture treatment can be divided into two stages: immobilization and restoration of the regular functions of the injured limb. It can last 2.5-3 months. The complex therapy focuses on physiotherapy in the first place. In addition to this, in the early stages of the reduction, special training exercises are prescribed.
When the diagnostics and foot fracture treatment is postponed, arthrosis of a deforming type may occur. In such cases, our clinic performs surgeries to replace the destroyed bone element of the broken foot with endoprostheses.