Upper Leg

Anatomy of the upper leg

The femur is a robust bone covered by the quadriceps muscle at the front and by the hamstrings at the back. The femur connects the hip and the knee joint.

As with most of the other limbs, two injuries can occur at the upper leg: A fracture of the bone or a muscle injury (tears, strains and contusions).

cTreatment for injuries to the upper leg

Fractures

With fractures we can distinguish simple and more complex fractures.

The simple fractures can be cast in plaster immediately, while more complex ones need reduction in swelling before surgery can take place. By applying cTreatment right after the trauma occurs, wait due to swelling is shortened. As a consequence, the operation can take place sooner, which leads to a shorter hospital stay and an earlier start of the revalidation process.

Muscle injuries

The objectives of cTreatment for muscle injuries differ greatly from those for fractures.

On the one hand the cooling makes sure that the damaged tissue recovers better and faster. On the other hand the cooling will make sure that damage to the healthy tissue is downsized or even avoided thanks to the decreased blood flow.

It’s very important that the cooling of the tissue happens the correct way. The right temperature protocols as well as several body specific parameters should be taken into account at every phase of the recovery process. Cooling with ice has little or no effect because of the uncontrollable character of the process, but what is worse: it could be hazardous – cold burns and nerve damages occur frequently when using ice as cooling.

The cTreatments developed by Waegener for the upper leg ensure that the cooling process is adequate and safe during every phase of the recovery, as well after surgery as when recovering from a muscle injury. The success of cTreatment is caused by the specific protocols per phase of recovery as well as the accuracy of the cServer, that realizes the energy exchange in the tissue by applying those protocols. It’s important to use cTreatment as soon as possible after the accident happened and to respect the advised frequency of cTreatment use in order to have the best possible and fastest process of recovery.

With muscle injuries the first 96 hours are crucial to the recovery; again, it’s a matter of applying cTreatment as soon as possible.