What Conditions Do We Treat?
- Distal Radial Fractures also known as Colles’ or Smith’s fracture occur traumatically and is associated with shortening of the radius and malalignment of the wrist.
- Finger Dislocation/Volar Plate Injury occurs when the finger joint is hyperextended (bent backwards) causing the volar plate ligament to tear. It can occur along with an avulsion fracture. At Action Rehab this injury is treated with a dorsal blocking splint and gentle range of movement within the splint with grading of exercises and strengthening.
- Finger Fractures occur traumatically with treatment depending on the location and type of fracture sustained. If treated conservatively a splint can be fabricated to immobilise the fracture and provide a lightweight, waterproof support.
- Elbow Dislocation occurs when the bones that make up the elbow joint are forced out of alignment – typically when you land on an outstretched hand during a fall. The elbow is the most commonly dislocated joint in children sometimes known as a pulled elbow if they are swung or lifted by their forearms.