Fractures, Sprains and Strains

Fractures are a break or disruption of a bone. Fractures can involve any bone in the human skeleton, which is made up of 206 bones in a typical human skeleton. There are many types and severities of fractures, for example:

  • Complete
  • Incomplete
  • Open/Compounded    
  • Closed/Simple
  • Comminuted
  • Pathological
  • Greenstick
  • Impacted
  • Oblique
  • Spiral
  • Stress Fracture
 

Sprains/Strains are injuries to the ligaments and/or tendons, causing them to stretch or partially or completely tear as a result of a sudden trauma or injury. Sprain and strains are very common among athletes and active individuals. There are three degrees of sprains/strains:

  • First degree - Mild
  • Second degree - Moderate
  • Third degree - Severe

Symptoms of fractures and/or sprains/strains:

  • Swelling
  • Localized pain
  • Internal/External bleeding
  • Unable to move or bear weight on extremity
  • Stiffness/Lack of motion
  • Bruising


Treatment
— Depending on the severity of your injury, treatments could include ice/elevation, stabilization with cast, splint, walking boot, physical therapy and surgical intervention.

Our doctors look forward to meeting you and assisting you with your fracture and/or sprain needs.