Pay attention to proper exercise after fracture treatment

1月 - 22
2020

Pay attention to proper exercise after fracture treatment

Pay attention to proper exercise after fracture treatment

Because of the fear of exercise affecting recovery, it is not scientific to think that the injured area should be moved less after fracture treatment.

After fracture treatment, not only must move, but also move more.

In technical terms, it is a functional exercise.

  There are three major processes for fracture treatment: reset, fixation, and functional exercise.

The most important of these is functional exercise.

Many people who have been exposed to orthopedic treatment know the phrase “three points of treatment, seven points of exercise”, which shows how important functional training is for orthopedic patients.

  The ultimate goal of fracture treatment is to restore the normal function of the injured site to the greatest extent possible.

For the ultimate purpose of restoring function, whether it is a complete fixation or surgical treatment, it is only a preliminary treatment.

In order for patients to return to normal as soon as possible, various forms of functional training must be performed under the guidance of medical staff, and there is no other way.

  The benefits of functional exercise are, first of all, promoting swelling and preventing joint adhesion and stiffness.

After a fracture, the soft tissue at the fracture usually has varying degrees of bleeding and edema, and a mass may appear on the injured limb.

If the lump is not removed in time, the corresponding soft tissue will stick, or even harden.

This adhesion will occur in the muscles and tendons, between the tendons and the synovium, and in the joints, affecting the function of muscle contraction.

Therefore, many people feel that the joints around the fracture do not move as well as they did after the fracture, and some even swell and appear deformed.

This can be avoided by functional exercises.

  The first is to promote fracture healing.

Through functional exercise, the muscles of the injured limb undergo repeated contraction and contraction activities, and the crushing force of the fracture gradually increases, the fracture gap becomes smaller, and the fracture is more stable, which can improve the nutrition of the fracture and promote the healing of the fracture.

Functional exercises can also correct orthotopic fracture dislocations, which is also conducive to fracture healing.

  The third is to prevent thrombosis.

Patients with fractures who have been bedridden for a long time, because the muscles do not have diastolic motion, blood circulation will slow down, and blood will easily form thrombus when the blood flows slowly in the damaged blood vessels.

Small thrombi can dissolve on their own. If the thromboembolism descends from the blood vessel wall and enters the systemic circulation with the blood, it can cause heart, brain, lung and other important organs to infarct and even cause sudden death.

Through functional training, the elasticity of the blood vessel wall around the wound can be enhanced, blood circulation can be smoothed, and thrombosis can be prevented.