Taking Care of Impaction Fracture Prior to Surgery

Calendar May 24, 2019

Question: My daughter has a subtle impaction fracture of the femoral condyle (a round projection at the end of the thigh bone). She can’t see the surgeon for another 2 weeks. She is in a brace and has crutches. Can you please advise management until she sees the doctor. For example – can she put weight on it, does she need to keep the brace on all the time, can she bend or exercise her knee? Thank you.

Dr. Foreman: She should be in the brace at all times except for changing clothes and showering.  She should use her crutches and keep weight off the leg.  She should not be exercising right now. If the brace allows range of motion, then that is OK.

Dr. Kim Foreman specializes in orthopedic surgery with an emphasis on sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. He is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He is one of 24 physicians at Azalea Orthopedics.

Dr. Foreman attended the University of Texas in Austin for his undergraduate work and graduated with a BA degree in Biology. He attended medical school at Texas Tech University School of Medicine. He completed his orthopedic residency at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. He received additional training in sports medicine through a fellowship at the San Diego Knee and Sports Center.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Foreman or another sub-specialist at Azalea Orthopedics, call 903.939.7500. You can also request an appointment online by clicking this link.

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