Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Comminuted fracture distal end radius

Early Physiotherapy Rehabilitation Approach Of Comminuted Fracture Distal End Radius: A Case Report

Heena Pathan; Anushree Pawar; Ruchita Rao; Pratik Phansopkar; Dr. Obaid Noman

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 11, Pages 3296-3303

Introduction: Colles’ fracture is an extension fracture that occur two cm just below the radio-ulnar joint. It is very common type of injury and in approximately 50% population of patient there is breaking of styloid of ulna. Colles’ fracture occurs more frequently in women's as compared to men. These fractures are having bimodal age distribution as such young adults and elderly population being commonly affected by it. Patients usually present with complaint of wrist pain, instability, restriction over the motion and difficulty to carry loads through hand. In high quality life of patient, forearm functioning is very important. Distal radius fracture have high incidence among the aging population and may potentially result in poor functional outcome and impairment. Comminuted fracture at distal end of radius is caused by high energy trauma and may cause displacement of fracture.The rehabilitation goal is the rapid restoration of function with the attention given to prevention of chronic disability. Patient’s main concern: To be able to use affected extremity effectively for activities of daily living. Diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and outcomes: Patient was diagnosed with displaced comminuted fracture of distal end radius right side. Therapeutic intervention for the patient comprised of patient education, thermotherapy, and range of motion exercises, joint mobilization and progressive resistive exercise. Final outcome of all this intervention showed improvement in function. Conclusion: Early physiotherapy intervention after surgical fixation should be started to improve quality of life, forearm functioning and prevent chronic disability.