Fracture Care

Care for your broken bones, from the simplest splint to the most complex fracture needing surgical expertise

If you have a fracture, or broken bone, from a fall, trauma or a blow to your body, diagnosis is the first step toward healing. Fractures can be minor, requiring a splint or cast, or serious, requiring more invasive surgical care.

Overview

If you have a fracture, or broken bone, from a fall, trauma or a blow to your body, diagnosis is the first step toward healing. Fractures can be minor, requiring a splint or cast, or serious, requiring more invasive surgical care.

When you have a possible fracture, you provider will begin with imaging. To give doctors a look at the affected bone, you may have an X-Ray, MRI or CT scan (computed tomography scan).

Your doctors will review the images and decide if your fracture is simple, stable and treatable with a splint or cast. Or they may decide your fracture is comminuted, meaning the bone is broken into multiple pieces. More complex fractures often require surgery to put your bones back together with rods and pins inside or outside the body.

What To Expect

When you have a possible fracture, you provider will begin with imaging. To give doctors a look at the affected bone, you may have an X-Ray, MRI or CT scan (computed tomography scan).

Your doctors will review the images and decide if your fracture is simple, stable and treatable with a splint or cast. Or they may decide your fracture is comminuted, meaning the bone is broken into multiple pieces. More complex fractures often require surgery to put your bones back together with rods and pins inside or outside the body.

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