What is a Fracture?


A fracture is a broken bone. It can then move or not: this is called a fracture with "displacement" or "non-displaced". It is advisable to immobilize the bone in the contact position of the two banks and to allow the healing to take place.

As immobilization causes a loss of muscle strength and/or joint amplitude, it will be necessary to recover everything that will have been lost during the immobilization.

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Your physiotherapist in Paris 9 relieves your fracture pain

We all know someone who has been exposed to fractures. A fracture is a break in the continuity of the bony part of the body (for the knee, for example: the femur, the tibia or the fibula).

The physiotherapists at KinéOParis practice are specialized in post-fracture rehabilitation. It consists of restoring full function to a limb after this breakage by restoring mobility and strengthening muscles.

Our physiotherapists also help you reduce edema and consolidate bones. Treatment of fractures can be done after orthopedic surgery, and after removal of the cast or bandage. An X-ray will be necessary to know the progress of the consolidation.

  • How do you get a fracture?

    The fracture occurs following a fall, blows, or forces that exceed the elasticity of our bones. We treat classic fractures such as hip fracture, elbow fracture, clavicle fracture and vertebral fracture as well as femoral neck fractures, spontaneous fractures. We also treat complex fractures (spiroid or comminuted). The causes are diverse, mainly: falls from height, road accidents that can cause a fracture of the diaphysis, repetitive forces exerted on the bones as well as osteoporosis (or lack of calcium) especially in women.

    Furthermore, not all fractures are the result of trauma. There are other cases where the fracture is more spontaneous: these are stress fractures. Fractures can then be more recurrent and are often found in people suffering from fragile bones or an inherited disease. Old age also causes bone weakening. Osteoporosis significantly increases the risk of pelvic and hip fractures in the elderly.

    There are also many wrist fractures, arm fractures and radial head fractures in osteoporotics because their bone tissue is weakened. Osteoarthritis plays a very minimal role in the risk of fracture, quite the contrary, because it creates bone tissue to compensate for the lack of cartilage.

  • Therapeutic physiotherapy rehabilitation after fractures

    Rehabilitation with our physiotherapists takes place after orthopedic treatment of the fracture by your doctor or surgery. The objectives of rehabilitation are to regain the level of muscle strength that the bone may have lost during the break and to help good bone consolidation.

    Our physiotherapists, through rehabilitation, will maintain your mobility while avoiding the loss of muscle tone. This treatment aims to avoid complications that could arise after the fracture, such as malunions, which would interfere with joint amplitude.

    The objective will be, for example, to restore the ability to walk after a broken leg. Because your well-being is our priority, our physiotherapists work together with your attending physician and your surgeon to offer you the best rehabilitation program, in particular using modern physical therapy tools and techniques.

    Whether you have a wrist fracture, joint fractures, stress fractures, ankle fractures, or femoral neck fractures, we help with good consolidation of the fracture. Having a thoracic fracture, a double tibia fibula fracture, a clean break or an open fracture is not a problem if the treatment is well done and done early enough.

    You can also call us, and we will answer all your questions.

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