Trauma & Fracture Repair

Trauma & Fracture Repair

Trauma & Fracture Repair

There are innumerable ways in which the many bones of the upper extremities (shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand) and lower extremities (foot, ankle, lower leg, knee, thigh, and hip) can sustain a fracture. Signs and symptoms of a fracture in the upper or lower extremities include:

  • A clearly visible deformity in the bone or joint
  • Mild-to-severe pain that is aggravated with movement
  • Bruising, swelling, tenderness, and numbness at the location of the fracture
  • Restricted range of motion of the extremity.

Fractures often heal with conservative treatment. This may involve immobilization of the fractured site in a cast, splint, and brace as well as the use of traction to bring the fractured ends back into alignment. In case of complicated and severe fractures that are resistant to healing, surgery may be necessary.

The most common fractures include

  • Arthroscopy Association of North America
  • American Academy Of Orthopaedic Surgeons