Bone fractures, or breaks, affect children and adults alike. They are a common injury, affecting over 1 million people each year in the United States. If you experience symptoms of a fracture, don’t wait to seek treatment. Eddie Turner, MD, and the experienced urgent care team at Mableton Urgent Care diagnose and treat fractures to prevent complications. If you suspect a bone fracture, schedule an appointment at the Mableton, Georgia, office over the phone or online. You can also simply walk in.
A fracture is a break in your bone. Numerous types of fractures exist and some are more severe than others. Stress fractures are very small cracks in your bone, while bone shatters into multiple pieces during comminuted fractures. If you experience a fracture, it might result from:
Your personalized fracture treatment depends on the type of fracture you have and its severity. The medical team at Mableton Urgent Care helps diagnose fractures and promptly treats them so you can make a speedy recovery.
If you experience one or more of the following symptoms, you may have a fracture:
A bone fracture might appear as an obvious deformity or pain that doesn’t subside. If you experience symptoms of a fracture, seek treatment at Mableton Urgent Care right away.
When you arrive at Mableton Urgent Care for your appointment, your doctor examines you and uses onsite X-rays to determine if you have a break in your bone. They let you know the type of fracture you have, its severity, and which treatment plan best suits your needs.
To treat a fracture, your doctor might recommend one or more of the following:
If you have a small fracture in a finger or toe, your doctor may recommend simply wrapping it to immobilize the joint while it heals.
Wearing a cast or brace is a common treatment for fractures. Your practitioner might recommend a fiberglass or plaster cast to reposition your bone and immobilize it. Functional casts or braces allow limited movement in nearby joints, which might be an option for some fractures.
Traction helps align your bones using steady, gentle pulling action. This treatment may be necessary to realign bones before surgery.
Surgery might be required if your fracture is severe. Your practitioner at Mableton Urgent Care lets you know if you’re a candidate for surgery and refers you to a specialist in the area when necessary. Surgery might involve replacing a joint, such as your hip, or inserting external or internal pins or rods to hold bones in place during healing.
If you suspect a fracture, seek medical treatment right away. Schedule an appointment at Mableton Urgent Care over the phone or online, or simply walk in.