Fractures, or broken bones, can cause painful symptoms and other complications without proper evaluation and treatment. Brian Carr, MD, and his team offer complete care for fractures to help people return to their daily life with ease. To learn more about treatments for fractures at Las Vegas Concierge Orthopedics in Las Vegas, Nevada, call or book online today.
Fractures Q & A
What is a fracture?
A fracture is also known as a broken bone, referring to any break in bone continuity.
This break may be a fairly small one, or it may be a very severe one in which the bone breaks through the skin (compound fracture). In extreme cases, the bone may fracture and then shatter into pieces.
What are the common causes of fractures?
Fractures happen when too much force is placed on the bone. Since bones are quite strong and rigid, they do have the ability to bounce back from impact to some degree. However, extreme force will push the bone past its ability to rebound and a fracture will result.
People who suffer from osteoporosis are more likely to suffer from fractures because their bones are weakened. Even non-severe impact could potentially cause a fracture in people with this condition.
Fractures can also be caused by overuse and repetitive activities that put stress on the bones of your feet. Stress fractures are commonly seen in runners and people who participate in sports like tennis, gymnastics, and basketball.
What are the symptoms of fractures?
You may experience pain following a fracture and other symptoms like:
If you suffer a minor fracture, you may only experience symptoms during physical activity. If you suffer a more serious fracture, you could experience severe pain or notice an obvious deformity like a bone out of place or piercing through your skin. It’s important to seek medical attention for a serious fracture as soon as possible to avoid further complications.
If your symptoms are interfering with your physical performance or daily activities, the team at Las Vegas Concierge Orthopedics can diagnose your condition and provide you with the most effective treatment.
What treatments are available for fractures?
Treatment depends on what kind of fracture you’ve suffered and how severe it is. For a stress fracture, the team at Las Vegas Concierge Orthopedics may recommend rest and limiting activities as your bone heals.
If your fracture is more complicated, they may have to realign your bone and immobilize your fracture using a cast or brace. In some cases, surgery will be required to realign a severely broken bone.
To learn more about treatments for fractures at Las Vegas Concierge Orthopedics in Las Vegas, Nevada, call or book online today.