A break in the thigh bone (femur). The femur can be fractured in 3 areas: the head/neck of the bone (sometimes referred to as a broken hip), the main shaft of the bone, or the lower end near the knee. Injury usually occurs when a high force blow hits the thigh bone. This can be caused by either the body weight of the person, as in a fall, or in a collision with an object, as in a motor vehicle accident. A femoral fracture is an emergency and life threatening situation and one should seek emergency medical attention immediately due to the potential of heavy and uncontrollable bleeding and loss of consciousness.
Whether you have surgery for your fracture or not, the Physical Therapists at Apple Physical Therapy will design a personalized treatment plan specific to you and your injury that will include range of motion, stretching and strengthening exercises to improve mobility and strength in your hip, knee, core and leg musculature to allow you to return to normal daily activity. There are many muscles in the hip region that are important for balance and steadiness when walking; therefore, we will train your balance to decrease the risk of future falls and increase your safety. We will include manual therapy techniques such as massage and stretching of the hip, knee and surrounding muscles to restore normal motion of the hip, knee and leg. If necessary, your PT may elect to use modalities such as heat and/or ice to help reduce pain and ready the body for exercise.
With convenient locations in both Cherry Hill NJ and Marlton NJ, Apple Physical Therapy proudly serves such areas as Cherry Hill, Marlton, Medford, Voorhees, Mount Laurel, Maple Shade, Berlin, Moorestown and all of South Jersey’s Camden and Burlington counties. If you are looking for a Physical Therapist in the Cherry Hill area, we welcome you to our practice. Meet our team and schedule your appointment with us today!