A fracture occurs when one or multiple bones get broken due to a fall or trauma. Fractures can range from a thin crack to a complete break and are followed by intense pain and swelling in the affected area. In some cases, the pain can be excruciating, and the patient may even pass out and feel dizzy or chilled from shock. It can also become worse if they try to move or touch the injured area. If anyone experiences a fracture, they should contact a doctor immediately.
Our doctor will ask you about the symptoms and perform a visual exam to determine the extent of the injury. They might order X-rays to create images of the bone and identify fracture type and location. In some cases, our doctor may also order an MRI or CT scan to evaluate the damage to the bones and surrounding tissues.
Depending on its type and location, our doctor provides the most effective for fracture. In most cases, they will try to put the broken bone pieces back into their proper positions while stabilizing them with a plaster cast. Shortly, new bone form around the broken pieces and eventually connect them.
For more complex or compound fractures, the patient may require surgery to perform internal fixation or external fixation to keep your bones from moving. In internal fixation, our doctor will reposition the pieces of broken bone into their normal alignment and connect them to fix the broken bone. In external fixation, our doctor will put pins or screws to hold the bone in place while it heals.