Up to 6.3 million Americans seek fracture care yearly due to accidents and injuries. At Prestige Medical Care in Phoenix, Arizona, Devin Bland, DPM, FACFAS, DABPM, and Carla Aldaz, MSN, FNP, ANCC-BC, offer high-quality fracture care to people of all ages. Treatment can repair your bone and prevent the injury from worsening. Call Prestige Medical Care today to schedule a fracture care consultation for yourself or your child, or book your appointment online.
Fracture care provides immediate, same-day treatment for broken bones.
Most fractures occur because of injuries, such as car accidents or slip-and-falls. However, certain diseases, like osteoporosis, increase your risk of fractures because they weaken your bones.
If you break a bone at work or during exercise, stop whatever you’re doing and contact Prestige Medical Care. Prompt intervention can prevent the injury from worsening and encourage your body’s healing process.
Request fracture care at Prestige Medical Care if you suffer a traumatic injury and have any of the following symptoms:
Depending on the severity of the injury, there might be a visible bump or welt.
Your Prestige Medical Care provider asks about your injury, including when it occurred and the symptoms you’re experiencing. They examine the affected part of your body, checking your skin for bruising and swelling, and testing your reflexes and mobility.
Next, your provider orders diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays, CT scans, or an MRI. These procedures take cross-sectional photos of your bones and joints, allowing your provider to determine the severity of the fracture and make personalized treatment recommendations.
Prestige Medical Care offers several types of fracture care. They might recommend:
If you have a minor fracture, your provider recommends immobilization with a cast or splint. Immobilization holds your bone in a specific position for 3-5 weeks (or until the break completely heals).
Severe fractures often affect the alignment of the bones.
If your bones are displaced (misaligned), your Prestige Medical Care provider manually aligns them. They administer a local anesthetic and sedative beforehand to ensure treatment is comfortable and pain-free.
Not all fractures heal on their own. Surgery may be necessary if you have a severe fracture or multiple broken bones.
Orthopedic surgery for fractures uses implantable screws, pins, and rods to hold your bones in the proper position while they heal.
Call Prestige Medical Care today to explore the benefits of fracture care, or book your appointment online.