Colorado Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics
Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Physician located in Cherry Creek, Denver, CO
There are 206 bones in the human body, and none is immune to fracture. The key to handling a fracture is to get expert treatment on the front end in order to avoid long-term complications down the road. At Colorado Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics, Catherine Logan, MD, MBA, MSPT, Jared White, DO, and the team offers the exceptional fracture care their patients need from start to finish. To learn more about fracture care, call the office in Denver, Colorado, or request an appointment online today.
Fracture Care Q&A
What are the most common fractures?
Of the 206 bones in the human body, some are more prone to fracture than others, including the usual suspects, such as your:
- Clavicle, or collarbone
- Hand and fingers
Any time you place excessive stress on a bone, the potential is there for a fracture, especially among very young, developing patients who have softer bones, and older patients who are losing bone density.
What are the different types of fractures?
There are many types of fractures, including:
- Stable fractures, where the ends of your bone still line up
- Open fractures, where your skin is broken
- Compound fractures, where there’s more than one break in your bone
- Transverse fractures, which runs horizontally
- Oblique fractures, where the bone fractures in different directions
- Comminuted fractures, or a bone that fractures into three or more pieces
If you suspect you may have fractured a bone, it’s important that you get the requisite fracture care at COSMO. And the sooner, the better! Untreated fractures can heal incorrectly or get exponentially worse the more you use the compromised bone.
If you have any doubt, any time you have an injury where the swelling and pain persist after you’ve iced and elevated the area, you’d do well to err on the side of caution and have one of the specialists at COSMO check it out.
What can I expect during my fracture care visit?
When it comes to your fracture, COSMO offers trauma care, which means the practice:
- Has in-house trauma surgeons
- Provides comprehensive treatment, including casting, splinting, and surgery, when necessary
- Has advanced diagnostic imaging on-site
- Provides the latest in trauma care to its patients
Their team has extensive experience administering fracture care, ensuring that every patient gets the most advanced care possible.
Fractures that aren’t handled properly can lead to a lifetime of complications, so it pays to have it cared for properly the first time around.
To learn more about fracture care, call Colorado Sports Medicine and Orthopaedics, or book an appointment online today.
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