Edema after fracture of the tibia

On the legs in the human body isa rather large amount of workload, and under various conditions - weak muscles, excess weight, osteoporosis, etc., the load falls excessively on the bone. Therefore, there is an isolated type of fracture of the lower extremities. Such a fracture of the tibia may occur due to external forces, impact or excessive bone strain.

Fracture of the tibia - main types

There are several varieties of thisfracture of the tibia, so, "fatigue" fracture, which is most often found in athletes, is in the crack in the bone. Such a fracture of the tibia does not require surgical intervention, there is enough conservative treatment - fixation of the damaged area with gypsum, physiotherapy and medical gymnastics during restoration. Its peculiarity lies in the development over a period of time. There is swelling and pain. For fixation with gypsum from 6 to 8 weeks, after which there is a recovery period.

In young children (from 1 to 3 years) is also rarethere is a fracture of a small tibia of a severe degree. It arises from falling from a chair, a bed, a staircase. He is also accompanied by swelling and pain, the child refuses to stand on his feet, painfully reacts to touching the site of the fracture. Treatment also occurs by the application of gypsum, but the time for recovery will be much less than for an adult.

Severe cases of fractures of the tibia

When there is a severe case of fracture of the tibia, especially when open, and also with displacement, surgery is required. Open fractures are complex because of the high risk of infection.

At fracture of a small tibia with displacementThe restoration of integrity is mainly done with the help of pins. Gypsum is also applied for 6-8 weeks, and the recovery period will be longer than with a fracture without bias - about two months. All this time should be worn orthesis and on the ankle joint tight elastic bandage.

But even after the treatment of fractures of the tibia, the previously injured bone becomes a vulnerable place in the body and it is worth avoiding heavy loads on it.

The first time it will be difficult to remove gypsummove, there will still be a feeling of discomfort in the growing bones. For the final completion of treatment will be prescribed exercise therapy and gymnastics.

With timely access to a doctor and the implementation of all medical recommendations, you will completely restore the injured limb. Take care of yourself and your feet.

© Therapist Elena Gabelko