The terms “fracture”, “a crack” or “a break” are all terms that are used inter-changeably by doctors to mean the same thing – a fractured bone. When you have a fracture, it can be treated non-surgically in a plaster cast or a splint, or it may need surgical fixation with rods or plates and screws.
Dr Balendra will discuss with you the different management methods for your injury and the rehabilitation required afterward. The goal is always to try and regain as much function as possible and get you back to your pre-injury level. Understandably, with more serious fractures this is not always possible. Dr Balendra strongly advocates early mobilisation after surgery and believes it will lead to better outcomes for his patients.