While you’ll likely know when you have a fracture as the pain and swelling leave little doubt about the severity of your condition, the symptoms of a minor fracture may seem more like just a bad sprain. If you have any doubts about the severity of your injury, schedule an appointment with the specialists at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine, with four locations in Cincinnati, a location in West Chester, Ohio, and an office in Highland Heights, Kentucky. Early treatment for a fracture ensures your bone heals properly and regains optimal strength. Call or schedule an appointment online today for expert fracture care.
Your bones are extraordinarily strong, but they can sustain a fracture due to:
Fractures are well-known for causing pain, swelling, bruising, and the inability to use the part affected by the broken bone. You may also notice that the area looks deformed because the bone is out of place, or the bone could break through your skin.
Your bones can break in different ways, creating specific types of fractures. These are a few examples:
An open fracture occurs when a skin wound is created as the bone breaks. This type of fracture puts you at risk for infection.
The doctors at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine provide comprehensive fracture care, from diagnostic X-rays to surgery when needed. Fracture care includes:
If you develop a fracture, you can count on receiving expert care at Wellington Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine. To schedule an appointment, call or book an appointment online today.