The acetabulum is the part of the pelvis that forms the socket of the hip joint. An acetabulum fracture is a type of hip fracture that occurs when the bone of the acetabulum is broken. This type of fracture is usually caused by a high-energy traumatic event such as a car accident or a fall from a height.
Acetabulum fractures are typically caused by high-energy traumatic events, such as:
Treatment for an acetabulum fracture typically involves surgery to realign the bone and stabilize the hip joint. The specific surgical approach and technique used will depend on the type and severity of the fracture. Some common surgical treatments for acetabulum fractures include:
Physical therapy plays a critical role in the treatment and rehabilitation of patients with an acetabulum fracture. A physical therapist can help patients regain mobility, strength, and function of the hip joint and lower extremity, as well as manage pain and swelling during the recovery period.
A physical therapy program for acetabulum fracture typically begins soon after surgery or injury, and may include the following components:
Physiotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of ankle strains by helping to restore strength, flexibility, and range of motion to the ankle joint. Depending on the severity of the strain, your physiotherapy treatment plan may include some or all of the following:
Range of motion exercises: These exercises involve moving the ankle joint through a full range of motion to improve flexibility and reduce stiffness.
Strengthening exercises: Strengthening exercises target the muscles around the ankle joint to help improve stability and prevent future injuries.
Balance and proprioception training: Balance and proprioception exercises can help improve the overall function of the ankle joint and reduce the risk of falls.
Gait training: If you are experiencing difficulty walking due to your ankle strain, gait training can help improve your walking pattern and reduce pain while walking.