Physio for a Fractured Ankle

A patient arrived to physio for a fractured ankle after seeing his surgeon and having his cast removed. ┬áRehabilitating a post fracture typically requires a standard assessment and treatment. However, upon first observation of the unusual swelling in his calf, I probed further and discovered he had occasional discoloration, tenderness in the calf muscle and some other classic signs of a Deep Vein Thrombosis (or blood clot). After completing my basic examination, I explained the concerns I had to the patient and recommended that he immediately visit the urgent care for further investigation. ┬áThe next day I received a phone call from the patient thanking me, as they had discovered a massive blood clot in his leg that could have led to a potentially fatal pulmonary embolism. As a physical therapist we are trained not only rehabilitate the obvious injury or illness, but rather look at the patient in a holistic manner and take into consideration the patient’s well-being in it’s entirety.

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