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A Variety of Treatment Options for Closed Fracture Healing

By  aenriquez  published  October 2, 2018

Let’s discuss what a closed fracture is and then look at the list of treatment options.  Be open to choosing the best healing protocol for you!

Closed fractures are classified as “simple fractures” that do not puncture the skin.  Although the skin is not penetrated, soft – tissue injury can be acute and alternate treatments will be offered.  In some cases, surgical procedures may be imminent.

Mainly, closed fractures occur from sports injuries, car accidents, accidental falls and a severe hit to the injured area.

You are at greater risk for a closed fracture if you are elderly, have osteoporosis, smoke or consume excessive amounts of alcohol (which makes bones brittle), steroid use, or lengthily resting periods (which make bones stiff – causing increased risk of fractures).

Please note – not all closed fractures require an intervention.  Some can heal on their own, over time.

It is best to know which fracture treatments are available and which ones you prefer before making an informed decision.

When our doctor’s access treatment options, we look at these factors; age, what does our patient prefer and surgeon preferences (if need be).

Orthopedic doctors vary in their responses as to what form(s) will be best for your closed fracture.  Patients can appear to be in shock, so first, we ease their minds with simple reassurance and inspiration.  Next, we elevate the area (if possible) to reduce swelling and throbbing, along with keeping it still to prevent any additional damage.  We are extremely careful not to irritate existing injuries and will need to take X – Rays to ensure the extent of damage.  Doctors take into consideration the severity and recommend accordingly, avoiding surgery (if possible).

Some of the most common forms of treatment options are below:

Disable Movement:  some bone fractures do not require an intervention.  We classify them as “stable” and they can be monitored without immobilization.

Slings or “Walking Boots” might just do the trick in properly healing your simple fracture, where no further treatment is necessary.  When you force the fracture to stay stationary, for an extended period of time, you allow it enough of a grace period to heal.

Casts prevent further damage, hold bones in place and stabilize the alignment of the fracture.

Surgery is the last resort to fixing a closed fracture and would be utilized in extreme cases only unless pain is unbearable at the wound site.

At FXRX Orthopedics and Bracing, we offer medical fracture treatment for the following bones https://www.fxrxinc.com/fracturetreatment.html.

Our patients have many good things to say about our caring staff and state of the art facility.

“When I considered total knee replacement, like most people, I was anxious, but when I met Dr. D, he was very reassuring.  I did not feel rushed during our discussion or when scheduling surgery.  My surgery went very well.  I was up and walking soon.  I am walking my dogs again and feeling stronger in both legs.  I have respect for Dr. D not only as a surgeon but as a kind and caring person.”  Debbie R., Phoenix

Our staff is dedicated to providing the best care for you and your injury.

If you would like to schedule an appointment – you can do so here https://www.fxrxinc.com/fracturetreatment.html

 

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Who is at Risk for Injuries and what Treatment Options Should I Choose

By  aenriquez  published  September 20, 2018

Accidents happen all the time and people get injured for numerous reasons!  Athletes fall while running, sports stars twist ankles or bash their knees in, the elderly tumble while shuffling in the driveway, kids fall off their bikes and crack an elbow, weapon mishaps occur to anyone not being careful, car accidents demolish organs on impact and freakish wounds are unstoppable.

Injuries are known as physical trauma. Injuries occur when outside forces cause damage to the body, in unexpected, harmful ways.  Injuries can be life-threatening and be the foundation for much-added pain throughout your body.

Who is at risk for injuries and why?

Anyone that plays a sport has an increased risk for potential injuries to any part of their body.  We know that accidents can occur to anyone, anywhere.  Therefore, athletic gear is enforced.  Kids are forced to wear helmets, cups, body armor, elbow and knee pads, as well as chest protectors.

The elderly are specifically at risk of breaking bones, fractures weaken bone areas or sprained wrists due to not having the same agile mobility as they had in their younger years.  Also, osteoporosis is more likely to occur in older adults.  Osteoporosis is defined as a medical condition where your bones are brittle, they become weak due to your body not making new bones fast enough, and this makes people easily prone to fractures.

Everyone is at risk for bodily harm in an unforeseeable accident with a firearm or automobile catastrophe.  You can lower your risks by not drinking and driving, going the speed limit, wearing your seatbelt, not texting and driving, paying attention to the road and do not get distracted from other people in the car.

At FXRS Orthopedics & Bracing, we have a variety of treatment options, depending upon the severity of your injury and pain level.

We offer various knee therapy choices:

Knee Arthroscopy (Knee Scope)

Knee Replacement

Cartilage Regeneration is done through a knee scope – to avoid a knee replacement

Steroid Injections in joints ease and reduce pain

Regenerative Medicine with PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) Therapy (regenerate damaged tissue)

Orthopedic Bracing (used for arthritis, Carpal Tunnel, and fracture stabilization)

Shoulder Therapy Choices:

Rotator Cuff Repair

Shoulder Arthroscopy – known as a shoulder scope

Partial and Total Shoulder Replacement

Arthroscopic Shoulder Labral Repair

Arthroscopic Shoulder Instability Repair

We also offer fracture treatment and bracing for of these types of injuries.

Our trained surgeons will devise a medical plan that is best for your personal situation.  You are not just a number in our practice.  Our doctors listen to your concerns and care about your road to recovery.

If you would like to schedule an appointment – sign up here https://www.fxrxinc.com/.

We will be with you every step of the way, no matter what solution your body needs.  We want you to live pain-free!  If you have questions or concerns – email us at https://www.fxrxinc.com/contact.html.

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