Lower Leg

Anatomy of the lower leg

The lower leg consists out of two different bones: The strong tibia and the somewhat more brittle fibula. The specific form of the bones allows the foot to move in all directions. The lower leg connects the knee and the ankle.

Just as with the upper leg and the arm, the lower leg allows for two different types of injuries: a bone fracture or a muscle injury.

cTreatment for injuries to the lower leg

Fractures

With fractures we can distinguish simple and more complex fractures.

The former injury can be encased in plaster immediately, while the latter needs to reduce 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 number of benefits; a shorter hospital stay, 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 faster. On the other hand the cooling will make sure that damage – because of the decreased blood flow – to the healthy tissue is avoided.
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 effectbecause 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 lower 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 as well as the accuracy of the cServer, that realizes the energy exchange in the tissue by applying those protocols.

With muscle injuries the first 96 hours are crucial to the recovery, so it’s a matter of applying cTreatment as soon as possible and with the correct frequency.