When one of your bones is exposed to outside pressure it can’t sustain, a fracture is likely to occur. The bone may break completely—a condition called a displaced fracture—or it may just crack, which is referred to as a non-displaced fracture. Fractures cause acute pain when they occur. Fast treatment from an orthopedic specialist is required so that the bone can be set properly, which will help prevent long-term damage.
The way a fracture is treated depends on the nature of the injury. Most treatment plans start with an X-ray so that the orthopedic doctor can see how extensive the fracture is. In some cases, orthopedic surgery may be necessary to set the bone. Most fractures need to be immobilized in a cast or sling so healing can occur. You may need anti-inflammatory medications to control pain. Once the fracture has healed, you may need physical therapy to restore strength and range of motion.
After a fracture, make an appointment with Able Orthopedic & Sports Medicine. Our orthopedic doctors and surgeons in New York will help you heal quickly. Call (866) 650-8063 to find out more.