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 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. If needed admission to the Mater Private Hospital rehabilitation ward can be arranged for you.
Neck of Femur (hip) fracture
Dr Ward is particularly interested in prompt surgical treatment of patients who have broken their hip. Research shows that timely surgical intervention, which allows a patient to fully weight bear immediately after surgery enables patients to return to their pre-fracture living environment more quickly and decreases the risk of medical complications.