Re: PT after broken femur?

Well, usually they do not put casts on if they put in pins and plates, but that's beside the point. The exercises I would have someone do is straight leg raises, move leg in and out while lying on their back. They can do standing exercises with the hurt side...kick leg forward, then out to the side, then back. I would do 10-20 reps of each. However, these are pretty advanced 10 days post injury.
You may try a search for femur fracture rehab or something like that. If you would like further info you can email me at

Posted By M Scott pt on December 28, 2008 at 23:05:45:

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

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