Therapeutic approach in a patient after tibial shaft fracture

Janeva, Tamara and Vasileva, Dance and Runcheva, Mirjana and Dzidrova, Elizabeta (2019) Therapeutic approach in a patient after tibial shaft fracture. In: XVIII International Congress of Medical Sciences, 09-12 May 2019, Sofia, Bulgaria.

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The tibia, or shinbone, is the most commonly fractured long bone in the body. A tibial shaft fracture occurs along the length of the bone, below the knee and above the ankle. The post-immobilization period in this group of patients includes a complex of physical methods to improve functional status.
The aim is to present the complex physical approach in a patient after tibial shaft fracture.
Materials and metods
The examination involves a patient at age 11 who receives a fracture after falling from the roller. After the repositioning and removal of immobilization for a period of 7 weeks, physical treatment with 3 weeks duration is included. Cryotherapy, massive intakes, active exercises, analytical exercises for the upper and lower limbs, exercises for improving muscle strength, balancing exercise and coordination of sitting and standing, muscular-inhibitory techniques and mobilization of liaisons are used. Tests for muscle weakness - MMT, centimeters and agglomeration - are used to follow the effect of the therapy.
When measuring with centimeters and the muscle weakness test, MMT is an improvement in muscle volume and muscle strength due to systematically conducted physiotherapy procedures and exercises for upper and lower extremities. Increasing the volume of knee and ankle movement is due to properly applied joint mobilization techniques.
The complex physical approach and the application of appropriate means in the post-mobilization period leads to positive results and improvement of the investigated functional parameters.
Key words: therapy, tibial shaft fracture, post mobilization period

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords: therapy, tibial shaft fracture, post mobilization period
Subjects: Medical and Health Sciences > Clinical medicine
Medical and Health Sciences > Health sciences
Medical and Health Sciences > Other medical sciences
Divisions: Faculty of Medical Science
Depositing User: Dance Vasileva
Date Deposited: 20 Jun 2019 07:31
Last Modified: 20 Jun 2019 07:31

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