Our Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons have many years of experience treating different fractures. Their management includes conservative techniques as well as complex reconstructions and repair of fractures that fail to heal.
Only an orthopedic doctor can determine which treatment is best for you. Request an appointment for a consultation regarding your particular injury.
Bone is a remarkable material. Our bones not only support and protect our bodies, but they can withstand tremendous bending, shear and twisting forces. A fracture occurs when the forces applied to the bone exceed its mechanical strength.
Most fractures occur in the context of an accident, like a fall, a twisting injury or a vehicular collision. Some fractures occur due to repetitive activities that don’t allow the bone time to self repair. These are called stress fractures and are often observed in athletes. Other fractures are due to abnormally weak bone such as in cases of osteoporosis, other bone diseases and certain cancers.
At the Orthopedic Center our providers will treat bone fractures using different techniques such as closed reduction and casting, bracing, and when indicated sophisticated surgical techniques including internal and external fixation.
Depending on the specific bone and location and your overall health, most fractures, when properly cared for, will heal in 6 to 12 weeks.
Proper nutrition, avoiding smoking and having your other chronic conditions under control will help prevent a so-called fracture non-union, or failure to heal.