Mobilisation with movement after distal radius fracture

Wrist fracture is the most common fracture in the elderly. Due to immobilisation from casting, there can often be stiffness and pain that prevents patients from resuming normal activities. In the past there has been a lack of clear evidence to determine the best rehabilitation methods for wrist fracture after casting.

Physiotherapists Susan Reid, APAM, Josef M Andersen and Bill Vicenzino conducted a clinical trial to determine the best rehabilitation methods for a fractured radius. The Physiotherapy Research Foundation (PRF) funded an animation video that has helped spread the key messages contained in the trial.

To read the full article visit Journal of Physiotherapy

Authors

Susan Reid, School of Allied Health, Australian Catholic University, Sydney

Josef M Andersen, MULLIGAN DK, Hørsholm, Denmark

Bill Vicenzino, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane