Trauma & Bone Fracture Care
Anyone can experience a serious injury resulting from an automobile accident, a life-threatening fall, or another traumatic incident. This trauma can have a lasting effect on a patient’s functionality and quality of life. When treating complex traumatic and post-traumatic injuries and fractures, the board-certified and fellowship-trained specialists at Advanced Orthopedics New England are among the most experienced experts dedicated to improving long-term outcomes.
Bone fractures are quite common, whether from a high-energy trauma from some force or impact or the result of multiple injuries. Fortunately, our team of specialists are trained to treat the full range of these injuries, whether they are relatively minor or highly complex. We also provide expert treatment for post-traumatic conditions, such as malunions and non-unions fractures that do not heal and osteomyelitis (inflammation or swelling of the bone).
Symptoms of Bone Fractures
Symptoms of a fracture or post-traumatic orthopedic condition include:
- A misshapen limb or joint
- Pain that ranges from mild to severe
- Restricted movement
- Swelling, bruising, tenderness, or numbness near the fracture.
At Advanced Orthopedics New England, we typically diagnose fractures and post-traumatic orthopedic conditions with a combination of a physical examination and imaging such as X-rays, computed tomography (CT), or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, another diagnostic testing may be necessary, such as blood work when diagnosing a compressed nerve that requires a nerve-blocking injection.
Depending on the condition, common non-surgical treatments for trauma and fractures include:
- Immobilization devices, such as casts, splints, braces, and traction
- Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat arthritis and antibiotics to resolve infections
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
Surgical treatments necessary to properly treat breaks or complex trauma injuries may include fixing the broken bone parts with the use of metal pins, screws, or plates.
Orthopedic Doctors in Hartford County, CT & Springfield, MA
To learn more about our treatment options for trauma and fractures, contact Advanced Orthopedics New England by calling our nearest office in Bloomfield, Enfield, Rocky Hill, Vernon, or Springfield, Massachusetts or use our convenient online Request an Appointment form to schedule a consultation.