Fracture Treatment Process
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This is my current treatment process for patients with fractures or broken bones
- 1st Visit - Evaluate your condition, review x-rays. Start working to reduce pain with either a rigid shoe, post op shoe or walking boot. If there is a toe fracture buddy taping is recommended with 1 inch coban around the toes. Patients will limit their activity based on pain level.
- 2nd Visit - Will evaluate the initial treatments and get follow up x-ray to evaluate the healing if indicated. Some types of fractures consistently heal in well and do not need follow up unless there are any other issues.
- Shockwave & Bone Stimulator - Some fractures are slow to heal or patients opt to help heal it faster using shockwave treatment or a bone stimulator.
- Surgery - At times surgery is needed for slow healing fractures or those that are out of the proper position.
Shockwave (EPAT) - Information about shockwave therapy.
Icing and Contrast Bath Instructions - Here is information on how to ice your foot.
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