Traumatic Injury & Fracture Treatment

Trauma is a common cause of visits to a physiotherapist. Both soft tissue damage (muscle, tendon and ligament injury) and a bone injury, such as a fracture, are common reasons. Depending on the type and degree of trauma, other parts of the body can also be injured, such as organ contusion, concussion, or a more serious injury. Traumatic Injuries can be caused by playing sports, a fall, or a motor vehicle accident, among other causes.

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Traumatic Injury Recovery

Traumatic injury recovery and treatment can be complex. That’s why an experienced physiotherapist is vital for optimal recovery.

Whether you’re an athlete or not, a tailored treatment plan will be implemented to restore function to the injured area. We also address other areas of your body that may have been affected.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Traumatic Injuries & Fractures

What is an organ contusion?
An organ contusion, also known as a bruise, is a type of injury that involves damage to the blood vesesls and other soft tissues in organs. An organ contustion can develop after a fall or forcefull impact and may interfere with the functioning of the organ.
What is an internal fixtation device?
An internal fixation device is a set of implants, which can include plataes, screws, wires and rods, used to stablize the ends of a fracture or broken bone.
How do you stabilize a fracture?
Fractures are stablized into their normal alignment through surgical procedures and are then held toogether using a cast. Some may require an internal or external fixation device which use screws and plates to keep the bones in place.
What happens if a fracture is left untreated?
If left untreated a fracture may heal improperly, leading to malalignment, visible deformities and movement limitations. An untreated fracture can also lead to a nonunion, which mean the bone remains broken and you will continue to experieince pain and swelling.
How can you tell if a bone is fractured or bruised?
In order to determine if you have fractured or brusised a bone you will need to contact your physician in order to be referred for imaging. An X-ray will determine wether or not you have a fracture, whereas an MRI is needed to determine if you have a bone bruise.
What is the most common causes of a traumatic injury?
The most common cause of traumatic injury is motor vehicle accidents. Other common causes of traumatic injury include falls, particularly in the elderly population, and sports injuries.
What is an acute injury?
An acute injury is a sudden injury that occurred as a result of a traumatic event such as a fall or a collision.