Phoenix Rehab Novena Clinic Launch
Dear doctors, patients and friends, we are going to launch Phoenix Rehab @ Novena tentatively on Monday, 8th January 2018 (see clinic location and details here), subject to finalizations related to renovations and pre-launch activities. There is lots more to do, including the completion and upgrading of this website, but we are very excited for this opportunity to serve you.
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Phoenix Rehab Group
Hip Fracture And Physiotherapy Singapore
A hip fracture is a crack, a break or fracture in the long thigh
bone, near the hip joint. This kind of fracture is very commonly caused
and is broken down into four different fracture patterns. These
fractures can involve the femoral head, the femoral neck, subcapital or
intra-capsular fractures, or subtrochanteric fractures involving the
shaft of the femur below the lesser trochanter.
fractures are either a fragility-type fracture, where it happens in
patients with osteoporosis-weakened bones with mild trauma; or in
healthy individuals caused by high trauma incidents such as motor
vehicle accidents or falling from a height. Unfortunately, there is a
high mortality rate (between 20-35%) with a hip fracture.
Signs and symptoms
of the patients whom we see are usually elderly, who had a fall (low
fall or high trauma ones), present with pain and not able to weight bear
on the affected leg or hip because of the pain. When we examine the
patient, the affected hip joint is often in external rotation and flexed
higher than the other leg.
patients who sustains a hip fracture after a fall, most of the time
they are likely to have sustained a pathological fracture, of which the
most common causes are:
- Osteoporosis-weakened bones
- Presence of metabolic bone diseases e.g. Paget's disease, osteomalacia, osteopetrosis and osteogenesis imperfecta
- Cancer or tumor of the bone
- Cancer that had spread from another site
- Bone infection
of the hip fracture is usually straight forward, but in some cases,
can't be seen until much later (maybe because the fracture is too small
to be noticed) or seen via CT scan or MRI.
Most of the time, surgery is
treated via orthopedic surgical intervention, where the surgeon will
implant an orthoses to support the fracture. This surgery is often
visited by a lot of pain, and the elderly who had underwent this kind of
surgery usually has decreased mobility. The thing is, post-operation
immobilization can be more of a health risk than the surgery itself, so
the doctors would often bring in the physiotherapiststo provide exercise therapy to train and increase the patient's mobility.
if the risks are deemed too high by the doctors or the patient, or if
the patient/family refuses operation, then the focus will shift to
conservative management, managing pain relief, and preventing worsening
of the fracture. Sometimes the doctors will request for traction to
correct the alignment of the broken bones, and order for aggressive chest physiotherapy
to prevent and reduce the risks of chest infections such as pneumonia
as well as nurses to prevent the possibility of bed sores and deep vein
thrombosis from developing.
Doctors prefer to
prescribe plate and/or screws for low-level fractures (Garden 1 and 2),
but for the elder patient with a displaced fracture, surgeons prefer to
prescribe a bipolar hemiarthoplasty, which replaces the broken bones
with a metal implant. This allows immediate mobility, which has much
benefits in terms of chest clarity, moving up and about in the wards,
and easier to discharge to home.
course, like all disorders and diseases, there are risks of
complication. Some of the common ones include - mal-union (healing in an
angulated manner), non-union (bone healed without joining back),
non-healing (bone doesn't heal), and insufficient blood supply because
of blood interruption leading to avascular necrosis.
hip fracture is very stressful, painful and dangerous to the elderly
patients. The risks of mortality is very high, about 10% within the
first week. If the problem is untreated, patient will be bedbound and
highly susceptible to pneumonia (of which, may kill) or the development
of urinary tract infections or bed sores, of which, all can lead to
Untreated fractures of the hip have very poor prognosis.
Our patients with hip fractures respond well to physiotherapy and exercise therapy post operatively. Those who develop chest issues are able to clear their chest with chest physiotherapy,
as we slowly rehabilitate them to increase their strength and mobility,
before discharge to their homes or their children's homes. Some even
return back to their homes without the need for any carers.
Where to next?
- Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
- Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
- See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
- Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore Home Page from our hip fracture page
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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise
Phoenix Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
- read more on our specializations here
All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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PHOENIX REHAB APPOINTMENTS & ENQUIRIES
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations.
As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth, but you can also make an appointment without seeing any doctors (that being said, if you do need a referral to a specialist orthopedic surgeon or sports GP, we will recommend you too as value added service at no additional costs to you).
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver (we are proud to say that we try our best to only engage the most experienced and specialist therapists - which makes a big difference in clinical outcomes).
The information available on this site is for educational purposes only, if you need a full professional advise on physiotherapy, hand therapy and occupational therapy, please schedule an appointment with us by contacting our staff by Call/SMS/WhatsApp at xx or email firstname.lastname@example.org, thanks!