Sometimes it can be difficult for athletes to determine whether they have suffered a sprain or a bone fracture. Since a broken bone requires immediate care, it’s best to err on the side of caution and get help from an orthopedist who specializes in sports injuries. Some of the signs of a broken bone can include physical deformity, swelling or bruising, loss of function in the area, and pain that worsens with movement or pressure.

For more information, watch this video and consult an orthopedist. The healthcare provider in this clip explains some of the differences between a sprain and a fracture, and she discusses how an orthopedic specialist can diagnose a bone fracture.

If you’re looking for an emergency orthopedist in Queens , look no further than Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine. Call us at (718) 690-9520 if you think you may have a fracture and we’ll meet you at the ER.

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