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Your bones are strong enough to support your entire body, but when met with too great a force, they will break. Louis Rose, MD, and the highly-trained team at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C., treat all types of fractures at their clinic in the Schuylerville district of the Bronx in New York City. For expert fracture care, call the office or book an appointment online today.
A fracture occurs when a high impact or force changes the shape of a bone. Commonly known as broken bones, fractures affect millions of people in the United States every year.
Fractures can be either open or closed. A closed fracture means the bone is broken, but the skin around it remains intact.
Open fractures may cause the bone to protrude through the skin or involve a deep wound where you can see the bone. Open fractures have a high risk of infection and therefore require emergency care.
There are many types of fractures. In addition to open and closed, common fracture types include:
The expert team at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. provides high-quality treatment for all types of fractures.
Fractures can occur in a variety of ways, including acute trauma and overuse. Common examples of acute trauma include motor vehicle accidents, falls, and direct contact, such as football tackles. Overuse from activities like running and jumping is more likely to cause a stress fracture.
Most of the time, fractures cause severe pain immediately after the injury. Pain often occurs with symptoms such as swelling and bruising. You may also notice a deformity, which means the bone looks out of place.
Because symptoms of a fracture are similar to other injuries, like severe sprains, it’s important to get an accurate diagnosis at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C.
First, your Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. provider evaluates your overall physical condition and determines the extent of your injury. They ask you to describe how the injury occurred as well as your symptoms and medical history. They take an X-ray to confirm the diagnosis and show the type and location of your fracture.
Then, they initiate the most appropriate treatment for your condition. This may include immobilizing your broken limb in a cast or a functional brace. Severe fractures may require surgery.
If you think you have a fracture, call Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C., or book an appointment online today.