Fracture Care and Orthopedic Trauma
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TREATMENTS

Broken bones need comprehensive care for full healing

   

From serious breaks to minor fractures, broken bones need to receive proper care fast to facilitate effective healing. Not all fracture care plans are the same, however. Depending on the location of the fracture, its severity, and your own health and lifestyle, the method of treating a fracture can vary greatly in both method and duration. Our goal is to help you get the right treatment for your fracture that minimizes inconvenience and provides a great outcome for long-lasting, pain-free results.

Common treatment for fractures starts with immobilizing the broken bone to allow it to heal. In many cases, that means wearing a cast, but other immobilization options include braces, boots, and splints, depending on the severity and location of the break.

   

Sometimes, more intensive interventions are needed to set a broken bone back into place. We’ll help you figure out if a surgical procedure is necessary to heal your bone fracture.

On-demand fracture telemedicine

BICMD is committed to providing compassionate, top-quality medical care to patients all over the country - quickly and efficiently. You should never have to wait weeks for an appointment! That’s why we connect you to the private orthopedic specialist of your choice quickly, so you can get the fracture care you need sooner and get back to your active life.

Conditions We Treat

Periarticular fractures

Periarticular fractures are fractures of the bones that make up a joint. Common joint fractures occur in the shinbone (part of the knee joint), distal femur (part of the hip joint), and the ankle and wrist joints. Periarticular fractures require special care and consideration in the course of treatment to protect the function of the affected joint.

Pelvic and Acetabular fractures

An acetabular fracture is a break in the socket of the hip joint. Usually, they are caused by trauma such as a car accident. But they often occur in older people with weakened bone structures, as well. Pelvic and acetabular fractures usually require surgery to repair and stabilize the structure of the hip joint.

Hand and upper extremity fractures

The 27 tiny bones in the hand undergo a lot of stress and strain in our daily lives, which makes them prone to fractures. The small bones of the fingers, called phalanges, and the long bones that run across the palm, called metacarpals, are often broken by falls, accidents, and athletic activities. Most hand fractures do not require surgery, though on occasion, surgery will be necessary if the break is complex. Usually, treatment for a broken hand includes wearing a cast or splint.

Shoulder fractures

The scapula, also known as the shoulder blade, is the large triangle-shaped bone of the shoulder that connects the torso to the arm. Fractures of the scapula are relatively rare, but they can occur as a result of high-impact sports, a car accident, or falling from a height. Most shoulder fractures can be successfully treated with non-surgical methods. In the case that the broken scapula is not only broken but pushed out of place, surgery may be necessary to restore correct positioning.

Clavicle fracture

The clavicle, or collarbone, is the small, thin bone that runs from the center of the upper chest to the shoulder joint. Collarbone breaks are fairly common, and usually occur as a result of a direct hit from an impact sport, a car accident, or a fall. When the clavicle is fractured, the patient usually reports difficulty in lifting the arm.
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Femur fracture

A break in the thigh bone is sometimes referred to as a hip fracture if the break is near the top of the femur. Femur fractures can range from simple cracks to breaks that go completely through the bone. Femur breaks that include dislocation of the bone may require immediate surgery.

Tibia fractures

The tibia is the most commonly fractured bone in the human body. Also known as the shinbone, the tibia runs from the ankle to the knee on the front of the leg. It is the larger of the two bones of the lower leg. Tibia fractures can take many different forms, from chipping of the bone to a complete break that forces the tibia out of the skin (compound fracture). Treatment for fractures of the tibia depends on the location and severity of the break.

Hip fractures

A hip fracture is a break in the upper part of the thigh bone near the hip socket. Surgery is almost always the treatment for a hip fracture. Fractures of the hip can be caused by trauma such as a car accident, but they are often common in older people with osteoporosis, as well. Some patients with previous conditions that make them prone to hip fractures may feel pain in the hip region before the actual break.

Ankle fractures

An ankle fracture can involve one or more of the three bones of the ankle – the tibia, fibula, and talus. Most ankle fractures occur in the same way as sprains, by twisting, turning or rolling the ankle to an unnatural degree. If the broken ankle is still stable, a cast may be all that’s needed to set it in place for healing. In more complex cases, surgery may be required.
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Malunions and non-unions

Don’t see your condition listed?

The list above contains some of our most commonly seen fractures, but it is by no means exhaustive. Our providers are orthopedic medicine specialists that handle the same wide variety of injuries and breaks that an in-person specialist would. Whatever type of fracture you’re currently suffering from, our specialists can help.

Who are our providers?

Our elite team of orthopedic specialists and physicians are licensed, board-certified, and specially trained to handle fracture consultations via telemedicine. Attending some of the most prestigious medical schools in the country and around the globe, our providers also boast distinguished medical residencies, membership and leadership in prominent medical boards, and extensive experience in the field.

WHAT IF I NEED SURGERY?

We always strive to help our patients recover from their injuries with non-surgical means if possible. However, sometimes surgery is the best option for full healing. If you need surgery for a fracture, we can connect you with a BICMD expert in your area.

  • Internal fixation of fractures – overview
  • External fixation of fractures – overview
  • Intramedullary nailing of fractures
  • Repair of malunions and nonunions

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