Advanced Solutions for Dislocations & Fractures

Patients are strongly advised to take care of their condition with urgency. If neglected, it will not only aggravate the injury further, but restrict their day-to-day activities as well as put them at risk for a degenerative issue.

It should be noted that any “open” fractures, where the bone becomes visible, should be immediately treated by the ER.

 

Dislocations And Fractures

Here you will find some quick information on a variety of conditions we commonly treat. For any questions at all, please contact us! We are here for you.

The foot contains 26 bones, therefore injuries are often separated into 3 sections when diagnosed. The sections are labeled hindfoot, midfoot and forefoot.

Hindfoot (heel area) injuries are often caused due to the patient landing from a height directly on their feet.

A midfoot injury will often occur simultaneously with an ankle injury.

A forefoot (toes) injury will occur when the patient kicks an object with a great amount of force or the foot is compressed by a heavy object.

Symptoms of these injuries may include a sudden onset of pain, bruising or an inability to walk. It is usually not possible to tell the difference between a sprain and a fracture by simply looking at the injury.

 

An ankle fracture can be either a partial or complete break of the ankle bone as a result of sudden force of trauma. These injuries occur when a patient rolls, twists or turns their ankle in an awkward way with enough force to damage the bones of the ankle.

Symptoms of this injury may include a sudden onset of pain, swelling along the leg, bruising or deformity.

 

The femur is the strongest bone in the body and requires a tremendous amount of force for it to become fractured (if not previously damaged). Most often a femur fracture is the result of a high speed collision (an auto or athletic accident) or a fall from a significant heigh to cause this type of fracture.

Symptoms of this injury would simply be a sudden onset of severe pain and an inability to bear weight.

A patellar fracture can be simply defined as a fractured kneecap. The patella can fracture in a number of different ways and can either break into many smaller pieces or one single crack. In the event of this injury, it is commonplace for a knee ligament to suffer a sprain as well. This injury is often caused by direct trauma onto the kneecap.

Symptoms for this injury may include a sudden onset of pain in the area of the kneecap, swelling, the inability to fully extend the leg or deformity.

A fractured hip is a break in the femur portion of the hip joint. The hip joint is a “ball and socket” where the femur meets the pelvis and the end of the femur acts as the ball. Hip fractures most often occur among the elderly as a result of a fall.

Among younger patients, this injury is usually the result of severe trauma such as an auto accident or a fall from a significant height.

Symptoms of this injury may include a sudden onset of pain in the hip knee and lower back, swelling or an inability to stand.

There are a multiple types of shoulder injuries that can occur. A fracture would involve the clavicle (collar bone), humerus (upper arm bone) or less commonly the scapula (shoulder blade). Fractures are usually the result of direct trauma on the area, such as an auto or sports accident.

Symptoms of this injury may include a sudden onset of pain, swelling, limited mobility or deformity.

 

A dislocated shoulder occurs when the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) pops out of the shoulder joint, usually caused by a fall onto an outstretched arm.

 

Symptoms of this injury may include a sudden onset of pain, numbness, limited mobility or deformity.

 

The forearm is made up of two bones called the radius and ulna. If either of these bones is fractured, it is likely they both are. If the fracture occurs near the hand, it is labeled a fractured wrist, as opposed to one further up the arm. This injury would generally be caused by some type of trauma such as a direct blow or a fall onto an outstretched arm.

Symptoms of this injury may include a sudden onset of pain, swelling, limited mobility or deformity.

 

A fractured hand is a crack or break in one or more of the many bones located in the hand. There are many different types of fractures that can occur depending on the situation. This injury is generally caused by some type of trauma such as a fall or striking a solid object.

Symptoms of this injury may include a sudden onset of pain, swelling, weakness, bruising or limited mobility.

 

A fractured finger is a crack or break in one or more of the 3 bones located in any given finger. The finger is the most at risk for an injury out of any part of the hand. A finger can become fractured during physical activity, a fall or by being lodged/slammed in between two hard surfaces.

Symptoms of this injury may include a sudden onset of pain, swelling, tenderness or deformity.

 

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