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Orthopedics

Treating Fractures

CareMount Medical provides patients with diagnosis and treatment for compound and open bone fractures.

What is a Fracture?

A fracture is a broken bone. They can occur anywhere in the body. The most common places for fractures include:

  • Hand, Wrist, Elbow
  • Shoulder
  • Hip
  • Knee
  • Foot & Ankle
  • Ribs

There are two types of bone fractures. A closed fracture, which is the least severe, occurs when the bones do not break the skin. A compound fracture is when one or more bones protrude through the skin.

Treating Fractures

How fractures are treated depends greatly on the type of fracture.

  • A compound fracture requires urgent surgery because of the break in the skin. Waiting to have surgery increases the risk of an infection spreading to the fracture location. Recovery from surgery depends greatly on the severity of the compound fracture. Typically, patients fully recover in four to six months. However, the length of time depends on how the fracture heals and if infection occurs.
  • Closed fracture treatments depend on whether the fracture is a displaced fracture, pathological fracture or hairline fracture. In most cases, closed fractures can be treated by stabilizing the injured area with a cast or brace. Pain relievers may also be prescribed while the bone is healing.

Contact CareMount Medical immediately if you have a compound or closed fracture.