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Fracture Treatment in Brooklyn

Fracture refers to the broken or cracked bone. A fracture might be a partial (hairline) or a complete and is caused due to fall, accident, or an injury in sports. A fracture can also occur due to medical conditions where the bone becomes brittle and fragile in case of osteoporosis in elderly people and can cause the breaking of the bone easily. The fracture can happen in areas such as Foot and Ankle, Knee and Leg, Hip, Shoulder, Arm, and Elbow.

Common Signs and Symptoms

  • Pain, swelling and tenderness around fracture area.
  • Deformity or change in shape
  • Bleeding or bruising
  • Inability to move and numbness around the injury

Best Fracture Specialist in Brooklyn

In some cases, fractures might be severe and sometimes be life threatening. You should first consult the best fracture specialists to get the best possible fracture treatment to restore your bone.

Diagnosis and Examination

By consulting your doctor, he or she will immediately recommend to perform diagnosis like x-ray to see the intensity of the fracture and assess your overall condition. However, you need to discuss the occurrence of the injury and also if there is any medical history, so that your doctor prescribes the best fracture treatment for you to achieve effective solutions. MRI/CT Scan/Bone Scan is also performed if your physician needs further imaging to analyze it further.

Different types of fractures include:

  • Simple fractures
  • Compound fractures
  • Comminuted fractures
  • Greenstick fractures
  • Avulsion fractures
  • Transverse fractures
  • Oblique fractures
  • Spiral fractures

Fracture Therapy

Fracture of bones can be treated with non-operative and operative procedures. A fracture can be treated with the best fracture care (cast, splint, resetting of bones). If you require a cast or splint placement, it will be performed by top fracture specialists. If there is any injury and requires resetting for your fracture (also known as a reduction) this is done by using local anesthesia with minimal pain.

Some severe fractures require surgical process using open reduction by the first setting of the bone to normal alignment and held together using screws or metal plates to the outer surface of the bone. Conditions such as misaligned bones, unstable fractures, bone dislocations, and improper position of bones also require restoration in this surgical therapy through the incision and fixation devices such as screw and metal implants. A cast or a splint may also be placed to hold the posture of the bones.

Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF) and External Fixation are the types of surgical process to stabilize the bone using the devices such as plates, screws, and intramedullary nails.

Rehabilitation Process

A fracture may take several weeks to heal completely and if necessary a complete bed rest is required. During this process, you may require to limit your activities, perform certain exercises under the rehabilitation program to gradual increase in your activities.

Kings Highway Ortho provides the best fracture treatment in Brooklyn by giving the perfect options that can stabilize the bone to normal condition. We have a well coordinated team of specialists which includes pain management specialists.

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