Fractures & Breaks
A broken bone is very painful. At emergency rooms and urgent cares, typically patients may receive initial pain relief and a splint but then are referred to an orthopedic specialist. At Go To Ortho, patients can walk-in, no appointment necessary, and be immediately seen by an orthopedic specialist, saving time and money.
Fractures and Breaks
A fracture is a broken bone. It can range from a thin crack to a complete break. Bone can fracture crosswise, lengthwise, in several places or into many pieces. You may have a fractured hand, fractured knee, fractured foot or even a fractured shoulder. Fractures and breaks are common home injuries, sports injuries and on the job injuries.
- A snap or grinding sound when the injury occurs
- Intense pain when the injury happens
- Pain that worsens when you move or touch the injured area
- Dizziness or passing out
- Feeling chilly from the shock
- Swelling, redness, and bruising in the injured area
- Difficulty supporting weight with the injured area
- Visible deformity in the injured area
- Broken bone poking through the skin
If you have a fracture, getting an X-ray is the first step. Go To Ortho provides immediate X-rays on site at your walk-in appointment.
Treatment often involves resetting the bone in place and immobilizing it in a cast or splint to give it time to heal. At Go To Ortho, casting is done on site. Depending on the severity of swelling, an immediate cast can be provided at your walk-in appointment.
In some cases, you may need surgery, or metal rods may be needed to reset the bone. If your injury requires surgery, we can schedule your procedure with one of our surgeons or an affiliated surgeon at any one of a number of area hospitals convenient for you.
The Most Common Injuries
Injuries disrupt life. Significant injuries can happen without warning at work, at home or while playing sports.