Suffering from a bone fracture can hinder a patient’s ability to work and greatly diminish their quality of life. Depending on fracture characteristics, treatment options consist of non-operative and operative management. Regardless of intervention needed, the process of bone healing is multi-factorial. Therefore, patients who are interested in maximizing their functional recovery can make changes within their control to optimize the healing process. Changes as simple as adding beets and probiotics could have a significant impact on returning function earlier and alleviating pain sooner.
If physicians elevate their current recovery strategy advice, it may be possible to improve a patient’s recovery and increase bone healing whilst minimizing adverse effects on quality of life. A clear set of guidelines related to diet, nutritional supplementation, sleep, and activity are essential tactics to minimize the time it takes for the patient to return to work or essential activities of daily living.
"Additional Strategies to Heal a Fracture: The Impact of Lifestyle Modifications to Improve Bone Repair,"
Bone Bulletin: Vol. 1:
1, Article 10.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/bone_bulletin/vol1/iss1/10