Topic of the Month – Fractures

The Physiopedia volunteer team is dedicated to reviewing content and creating awesome pages. There are over 3,000 pages in Physiopedia, which makes it hard to choose what to work on, so to help us focus each month we choose a topic to review. This enables us to keep improving all of our existing pages as well as creating new ones. The team searches through the category and chooses pages to improve, they look at updating links to other pages, adding videos, formatting errors but most important of all they search for the latest evidence and update the pages accordingly. In June the team decided to concentrate their efforts on the Fracture Category.

There are 206 bones in the body and that increases the odds of us, either personally or as physiotherapists / physical therapists, dealing with a broken bone or two. In many cases, the fracture may be straightforward and can be managed in a cast or brace but for those that are a little more serious and complicated, management may mean surgery to improve healing and minimise long term effects and a future of decreased function. You can see some of the fantastic pages our team reviewed this month below:

As I am writing this the team is still busy reviewing and creating pages. So, why not find a quiet corner, grab a cup of coffee, and browse through the fracture category. I am sure you will be amazed at the different types of fractures and the protocols and treatment choices available.

We aim to review as many pages as possible each month and create pages that are needed but if you see pages that need improving or creating, not just on the topic of the month, please feel free to contact us with your comments. Physiopedia is a resource created by physiotherapists for physiotherapists. Your feedback is necessary and always welcome.

If you would like to know more about fractures why not put some time aside to do the awesome Physioplus programme of Distal Radius Fractures.  Click on the button below and follow the link to read more about this course!

Distal Radius Fracture Programme