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Broken bones (fractures) happen to people of all ages. Most often they occur as a result of an automobile accident, fall or sports injury. When a fracture occurs , it is often an emergent situation. This is especially true if the fracture occurs in a larger bone, like the humerus (upper arm bone), femur (thigh bone) or tibia and fibula (lower leg bones) or if the broken bone breaks through the skin.
There are two primary types of fractures: open and closed. An open fracture is when the broken bone goes through the skin, and is often accompanied by bleeding. A closed fracture, which is the more common type of fracture, is a broken bone that does not penetrate the skin.
A fracture needs to be diagnosed and treated immediately as it is very painful and may be accompanied by nerve and blood vessel damage. If left undetected or untreated, it poses risks of compartment syndrome in the short term or deformities and non unions in the medium to long term.
The goal of treatment is to reduce pain, maintain the Fracture Care Doctor in a proper position, identify and treat any complications and to return the patient to his or her pre injury state in a reasonable amount of time. Doctor will most likely choose one of the following forms of treatment:
We are ready to care for any patient who may have a traumatic Fracture Care Doctor or other orthopedic condition. Broken bones can be painful and can lead to other health problems if not properly treated, which is why we’re here to help correct the problem as quickly as possible.
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