Pediatric Orthopedics, Sports Medicine, & Scoliosis Specialist located in Sugar Land, TX & Katy, TX servicing the greater Houston, TX area
Broken bone care is important to help you heal properly and reduce your risk of chronic pain and limited range of motion after an injury. At the OrthoHouston office in Sugar Land and Katy, Texas, you can receive personalized broken bone care treatments to promote healing and decrease any discomfort you may experience. If you suffered from a broken bone, schedule an evaluation online today. You can also call the clinic to book a broken bone care exam.
Broken Bone Q&A
What is broken bone care?
Broken bone care involves taking measures to treat your injury as soon as it occurs, as well as undergoing treatments to restore strength and flexibility, so you don’t develop any long-term limitations. Depending on the severity of your broken bone, fracture care can include:
- Immobilization with a cast, splint, brace, or walking boot
- Bone reduction procedure to properly realign your bone (can be in-office or surgical)
- Surgery to implant rods, screws, or specialized pins to help your bone heal properly
Once your broken bone begins to heal over the following weeks, you can gradually begin physical therapy and personalized strength-training exercises.
When should I see an orthopedist for broken bone care?
You can receive expert broken bone care at the office whether you recently suffered from an injury, or have an old fracture that just never properly healed. We encourage you to come in for a broken bone care evaluation if you:
- Want a second opinion about your broken bone
- Have tenderness, pain, or swelling and think you may have broken a bone
- Are an athlete and need to see a sports medicine specialist during your rehabilitation
With on-site imaging available at the office, you can often receive the details of your diagnosis on the spot, so you and the Doctors can work together to design your personalized fracture care plan.
How long does broken bone care take?
A broken bone doesn’t heal overnight. Whether you have a minor stress fracture from distance running, or a complex break from an accident, broken bone care treatments can take several months.
Full recovery from a minor broken bone, like stress broken bone, can take about six to eight weeks. But if you have a more complex fracture or need surgery, full recovery can take at least 6-12 weeks.
In any case, the Doctors have you check in regularly throughout your broken bone care plan to ensure you’re healing properly, getting your strength back, and recovering from pain and discomfort.
At the OrthoHouston office, you can receive comprehensive broken bone care throughout your rehabilitation and beyond. Book your fracture evaluation online or over the phone today.
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