Our team of fracture specialists are dedicated to providing the highest level of care for all fracture conditions. Our specialists are highly trained and experienced in treating a wide range of fracture conditions, from simple cases to complex and chronic cases.
A fracture is a break or crack in a bone, which can be caused by trauma, overuse, or a medical condition such as osteoporosis. Fractures can cause pain, swelling, and difficulty moving the affected limb, as well as a decrease in quality of life.
We understand that fractures can greatly impact a person’s ability to perform daily tasks, and we are committed to getting our patients back to their normal activities as quickly and safely as possible. Our team of specialists will work closely with you to develop a personalized treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs.
Our clinic offers a wide range of services, including:
- Diagnosis and treatment of fractures
- Conservative treatments such as casting, splinting, and bracing
- Surgical options for fractures, such as open reduction and internal fixation
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation to help you regain strength and function in the affected limb
We are committed to providing our patients with the latest and most advanced treatments available, including minimally invasive procedures and state-of-the-art technology.
If you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms of a fracture, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Our team of fracture specialists is here to help you get back to doing the things you love.
Fractures Q & A
Q. What symptoms are associated with fractures?
A fracture can cause different symptoms depending on the type of fracture and its location. Most fractures are associated with:
- pain occurring immediately after an injury
- tenderness and swelling over the site of the fracture
- pain when bearing weight on the fractured bone or joint or when moving the bone or joint
- a hard, tender lump over the fracture
- weakness or reduced range of motion in the limb or joint
A fracture in a joint can also cause the joint to assume an unusual shape or angle. Very severe fractures can cause the end of the bone to protrude through the skin (compound fractures), exposing the bone and surrounding tissues to contamination and infection. Most fractures occur as a result of a high-impact injury, but people with osteoporosis may develop fractures as a result of even simple movements.
Q. What is a stress fracture?
Stress fractures are breaks in bones that form as a result of repetitive impacts like running or from osteoporosis or other diseases that cause the bones to become weak and more prone to fractures. Patients with stress fractures often can be treated with casting or orthopedic “boots” to support the area so it can heal.
Q. What is a compression fracture?
A compression fracture is a break in one of the spine bones (vertebrae) that most commonly occurs as a result of osteoporosis.
Q. How are fractures treated?
Fracture treatment requires a thorough evaluation of the break, including diagnostic imaging to determine the best approach to treatment. Bones heal or “knit together” naturally, so the first step in fracture treatment is to ensure the ends of the bones are properly aligned. Some fractures occur “in situ” with bone ends remaining in place. Others may cause the ends of the bones to become displaced and surgery or manual “reduction” may be required to restore the bones to their normal positions. Some fractures can be treated with casting while fractures that are severe or have multiple pieces will need surgical treatment to restore the area so it can heal properly.