- Greenstick: occurs when the bone breaks on one side, but it stays in intact on the bent side. Green stick fractures usually require ‘reduction’ to set the bone in a proper position and then casting for about six weeks. Greenstick fractures can take a long time to heal because they tend to occur in the middle, slower growing parts of bone.
- Torus fracture: occurs when the bone breaks on one side and buckles out on the other and is very common in young children. Treatment for a torus fracture involves casting or splinting the affected limb for about three weeks and does not usually require surgery.
Physiotherapy treatment is important once your childs fractured bone after a plaster cast or brace has been removed as it will facilitate your childs recovery back to everyday home and school activities. Physiotherapy treatment at Physio.co.uk will be focused on:
- Promoting healing
- Increasing range of movement
- Building up the strength in the bone and the surrounding muscles
- Enhancing recovery and getting your child back to the activities they enjoyas soon as possible
- Pain control modalities such as ice
- Range of movement exercises
- Gentle joint mobilisations
- Strengthening exercises
- Heat therapy
- Postural exercises
- Advice on orthotics and splints
For more information on how physiotherapy will aid your childs recovery following a fracture or to book an appointment please call 0330 088 7800, or book online today!