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Fracture Care

Healing Broken Bones: Fracture Care and Recovery

Fracture care refers to the medical treatment and management of a broken bone. When a bone is fractured, it can cause significant pain, swelling, and loss of function. Fracture care involves a number of different approaches to help the bone heal properly and to restore function to the affected area.

The specific treatment plan for a fractured bone will depend on a number of factors, including the location and severity of the fracture, the age and overall health of the patient, and any underlying medical conditions. Dr. Martin can help determine the treatment which may involve immobilizing the affected area with a cast, brace, or splint to prevent further damage and promote healing. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to realign the broken bone and stabilize the fracture.

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Our Approach to Healing

Dr. Martin believes in a comprehensive approach to managing orthopedic care. It’s important to know the symptoms, form a proper diagnosis, formulate treatment options and provide ongoing care to help our patients reach optimal health.

The benefits of fracture care are numerous and can have a significant impact on an individual's overall health and well-being. Some of the key benefits of fracture care include:

  • Reduced pain and discomfort: Proper fracture care can help alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with a broken bone. This can improve the patient's quality of life and help them manage the injury more effectively.
  • Faster healing: With appropriate fracture care, broken bones can heal more quickly and effectively, reducing the risk of complications and improving the long-term outlook for the patient.
  • Improved function: Fracture care can help restore function to the affected area, allowing patients to regain their mobility and return to their normal activities more quickly.
  • Prevention of complications: Proper fracture care can help prevent complications such as infection, nerve damage, and blood clots, which can have serious health consequences.
  • Reduced risk of future fractures: By promoting proper healing and ensuring that the bone is properly aligned and supported, fracture care can help reduce the risk of future fractures in the affected area.

Some common treatment options for fracture care include:

  • Immobilization: This involves using a cast, brace, or splint to immobilize the affected area and prevent further damage to the bone. Immobilization may be necessary for several weeks or months, depending on the severity of the fracture and the patient's individual needs.
  • Medication: Pain medication may be prescribed to help manage the pain and discomfort associated with a broken bone. In some cases, medication may also be used to reduce inflammation and promote healing.
  • Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to realign the broken bone and stabilize the fracture. This may involve the use of screws, plates, or pins to hold the bone in place while it heals.
  • Physical therapy: Once the fracture has healed sufficiently, physical therapy may be recommended to help restore range of motion and strength to the affected area. This may involve exercises, stretches, and other techniques to improve mobility and function.
  • Lifestyle modifications: In some cases, lifestyle modifications may be necessary to support the healing process and prevent future fractures. This may include dietary changes to promote bone health, modifications to daily activities to avoid further injury, and the use of assistive devices to support mobility and prevent falls.

Get in Touch

Whether you are experiencing pain or simply want to improve your physical and mental fitness, Martin Orthopedic and Wellness provides the resources to do so in a healing and friendly environment. We have locations in Greenbelt and Temple Hills, Maryland. Get in touch with us today!

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