Caring for fractures
Orthopaedics is the medical specialty that focuses on the human musculoskeletal system and all its hundreds of bones, joints and muscles. Injuries to any of these structures – broken bones, for example – can be painful and restrict movement.
We can identify most fractures through physical examination and X-rays. Some fractures, however, cannot be seen on X-rays. This is especially common in wrist fractures, hip fractures in older adults and stress fractures. We may also perform CT scans, MRI or bone scans in these cases to identify subsurface fractures.
Occasionally, even after the fracture diagnosis has been made, we may need other tests such as CT, MRI or angiography to identify damage to other tissues around the fractured bone.
How do we treat a bone fracture?
Fractured bones must be set properly and held in place to facilitate proper healing. In some cases, we use pins, plates, screws or rods to hold a fracture in place. We immobilize most fractures with a cast, splint or traction to reduce pain and promote healing. Medication may be prescribed to reduce pain.
With several board-certified orthopedic surgeons’ on-staff with several decades of combined experience, we’re confident we can help you or a loved one with any type of musculoskeletal problem or concern. We hope you will call upon us any time you have a concern.
Repair bones fractures with the help of our board-certified orthopaedic surgeons. Call 561-430-4610 in Boca Raton or 561-498-4010 in Delray Beach or book an appointment online through this website.