How To Manage Severe Tibial Bone Fractures

Physiotherapy in Calgary for Injury Care

Would you like to learn more about the latest options available for surgical treatment of open tibial fractures? This article might answer some of your questions; and don’t forget to make an appointment with your physiotherapist at Bonavista Physical Therapy for your post-op rehab, as indicated by your surgeon.

Orthopedic surgeons will appreciate this article. It is the second part of a two-part series on open tibial shaft fractures. In the first part (published in the January 2010 Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (JAAOS)), open tibial shaft fractures was introduced as a topic. The focus of the earlier journal was evaluating these fractures and the initial treatment taking care of the open wound.

What is an open tibial shaft fracture? The tibia refers to your shin bone in the lower leg. Open tells us the bone has fractured severely enough to come through the muscle and fascia and out through the skin. With an injury this severe, the jagged edges of the broken bone can cut the soft tissues, nerves, and/or blood vessels causing serious problems. Read More!

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