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Your Well-being with TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME

Your Well-Being with the TAYLOR SPATIAL FRAME

Although you will have a great deal of support available during the process, you are your own strongest support system. Your most important job is to take care of yourself.

Wearing an external fixator can be stressful. Keep these factors in mind while you're going through the process:

  • Know that the discomfort associated with wearing an external fixator is usually mild.

  • Anticipate early mobility.

  • Keep a good attitude and a sense of humor.

  • Actively participate in your care.

  • Normal activities of daily living may be more time consuming so allow enough time for these activities to avoid frustration.

  • Keep your mind busy by reading books, listening to music, exercising, relaxing, crossword puzzles, etc. 

Attention to nutrition is an important way to ensure the speedy healing of new bone. Plus you need to keep the rest of your body in good shape for the extra physical demands. A well-balanced diet with adequate protein, minerals and vitamins is needed for healthy tissue and wound healing.

A dietician can instruct you and your family about diet and can answer general nutrition questions. Your surgeon may prescribe calcium supplements.

Avoid drinking sodas and other drinks which contain excessive phosphoric acid. Phosphoric acid may decrease the amount of calcium the body absorbs.

Please discuss nutrition, medication and treatment options with your doctor to make sure you are getting the proper care for your particular situation.  The information on this site does not replace your doctor's specific instructions.