Re: PT after broken femur?

Well, post surgery for multiple (R)femur fractures with pins and a full leg cast, she would be non-weight bearing on that (R)leg. She would need gait training and instruction for mobility with crutches or a walker. Therapeutic exercises would include (R)hip abduction/aduction and (R)hip straight leg raises. The therapist would probably need to initially assist the patient with these movements of the (R)leg and progress towards active independent. Also, the (L)leg would need general strengthening exercises.

Posted By camojoe63 on November 21, 2008 at 20:36:53:

In Reply to: PT after broken femur? posted by Jason Black on November 20, 2008 at 17:04:49:

The stabilizing ankle support features no-stretch nylon figure 8 straps which lock the calcaneus into place to help control abnormal eversion and inversion.

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