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Fracture & Trauma Care

Fracture

Casting & Splinting

Injuries to an extremity such as the wrist or ankle can range from a sprain to a fracture, or broken bone.  It is important to consult with one of our orthopedic specialists to determine what kind of damage may have been imparted on your extremity.

X ray image of a fracture of the leg

Fracture Surgery

Many displaced fractures may be amenable to surgical treatment.  Indications for surgical fixation include severe angulation, an open fracture or perhaps a fracture involving a major weight-bearing region.  The goal of surgical treatment is to improve alignment and in many cases to get you mobilizing much faster.

What is the difference between a fracture and a broken bone?

A fracture of the bone and a broken bone are seen as synonymous to the orthopedic surgeon.   A surgeon will classify a fracture based on several characteristics including anatomical location, fracture displacement, fracture pattern and whether or not the bone has created a traumatic wound in the skin.  This information will be used to determine what the optimal treatment of your fracture will be and with what urgency it may need to be taken care of.

How Does a Fracture Heal?

Fracture healing generally involves the formation of a soft callous around a fracture site.  This callus will contain blood and other factors that are recruited to the site of injury that will help orchestrate the healing of the fracture.  Overtime the soft callous will turn into a hard callus through ossification and the body will remodel the bone according to the stresses imparted on the fracture site.

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