In most cases, fractures cause enough pain and disability that you know you need immediate medical care. However, mild fractures can fool you, seeming more like a sprain than a fracture, which may postpone the prompt treatment needed to ensure proper healing. The highly qualified team at Orthocenter includes orthopedic surgeons and a trauma-trained fracture specialist to evaluate and treat your fracture. To schedule an appointment for fracture care, call one of the offices in Red Bank, Morganville, and Marlboro Township, New Jersey. Keep in mind that the Marlboro Township office has an urgent care clinic that includes Saturday hours.
The top causes of fractures include:
Fractures cause classic symptoms: pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty using the affected body part. In a severe fracture, the bone may break through your skin, or the area may look deformed because the bone is out of place.
These are only a few examples of the different types of fractures:
A compound fracture is especially serious because an open wound increases your risk of infection.
When a broken bone is properly treated yet doesn’t heal, it’s called a nonunion. You’re more likely to have a nonunion when the bone lacks one or more elements needed for healing:
If you have a fresh fracture that’s at risk for nonunion, your doctor at Orthocenter may consider using low-intensity pulsed ultrasound to promote healing. Should that fail to help, you may need a bone graft.
The team at Orthocenter includes a trauma-trained fracture specialist to guide your treatment. If you know or suspect you have a fracture, call the office for prompt help.