Lower limb fractures (broken bones) can be life-changing events. Periods of restricted weight bearing may affect your ability to go about your day-to-day activities and prevent you from working or driving.
Every lower limb fracture needs careful consideration and a treatment plan that factors in your individual medical conditions, your lifestyle, and your personal family circumstances. The right operation for one patient may be entirely inappropriate for another.
Similarly, post-operative rehabilitation plans will be developed to suit your individual needs. Dr Ward will explore all available options to develop the best treatment plan for you.
Neck of Femur (hip) fracture
Dr Ward is particularly interested in prompt surgical treatment of patients who have suffered a fractured hip. Research shows that timely surgical intervention, which allows a patient to fully bear weight immediately after surgery, enables patients to return to their pre-fracture living environment more quickly and decreases the risk of medical complications.
For further details on hip fractures, you may wish to visit Orthoinfo.