How to Care for Broken Bones
The orthopedic experts in the Henry Ford Health System are here to support you as you recover from a broken bone, dislocation or fracture. When you know what to expect after a broken bone or dislocation, you can take an active role in the healing process. You’ll feel better and get back on your feet faster.
What to expect after orthopedic trauma
The treatments and devices that your orthopedist uses to help heal bone trauma or fracture may take some getting used to. In addition, you may lose strength or range of motion as your bone heals. If you do, your doctor will work with physical therapists to design a rehabilitation program to help you regain strength and flexibility.
If your doctor prescribes an aid to support your injured limb or help you get around, he or she will make sure it is properly fitted before you go home. Here are some tips for living with the equipment you may use after a bone fracture or other trauma: