This paper is published in Volume-7, Issue-3, 2021
Area
Physiotherapy
Author
Sandesh Rao, Kangkana Goswami, Subarna Rabha, Diker Dev Joshi
Org/Univ
Padmashree Institute of Physiotherapy, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
Pub. Date
24 May, 2021
Paper ID
V7I3-1450
Publisher
Keywords
Intra-Articular Fracture, Open Reduction Internal Fixation, Mobilization, Case Report

Citationsacebook

IEEE
Sandesh Rao, Kangkana Goswami, Subarna Rabha, Diker Dev Joshi. Post-operative rehabilitation of fracture of the distal end of the humerus: A case study, International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, www.IJARIIT.com.

APA
Sandesh Rao, Kangkana Goswami, Subarna Rabha, Diker Dev Joshi (2021). Post-operative rehabilitation of fracture of the distal end of the humerus: A case study. International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology, 7(3) www.IJARIIT.com.

MLA
Sandesh Rao, Kangkana Goswami, Subarna Rabha, Diker Dev Joshi. "Post-operative rehabilitation of fracture of the distal end of the humerus: A case study." International Journal of Advance Research, Ideas and Innovations in Technology 7.3 (2021). www.IJARIIT.com.

Abstract

Intra-articular fractures of the distal humerus constitute 0.5%–7% of all fractures and 30% of elbow fractures. Over 25% of such fractures develop significant complications during treatment and a few of them may need further surgery. Intraarticular fractures of the distal humerus can be treated by open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF). Methodology: This case study was conducted on Mr. Rangaswamy during the first week of March 2021 at ESIC hospital. The patient was treated with gentle range of motion mobilization for elbow flexion, extension to the patient’s pain tolerance level. He was also given wrist and hand ROM mobilization. Conclusion: During the 6 days of Physiotherapy sessions, we had with the patient, we both could see the improvement from day 1 until our last session together. He improved greatly during the course of treatment. The improvement came after joint mobilizations, functional exercises, and the patient’s positive attitude, and the willingness to get back to normalcy.
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