A severely broken bone requires detailed medical care and even surgery to allow for the proper healing of the bone. Complex fractures are especially serious because they involve a part of the bone that protrudes through the skin. The care of these injuries extremely important because it can have a grave impact on your use of the limb for the rest of your life. Our team at Pioneer Peak Orthopedic is focused on providing detailed and personalized care for your complex fracture.
Bone fractures are most commonly associated with traumatic injuries. Although every bone in the human body is susceptible to a fracture, our bones can withstand most significant forces without injury. However, if the pressure applied to a bone is too strong or the bone is weak in health, a break or crack in the bone may occur. Cases, where a bone breaks but does not damage the tissue or skin surrounding the break, are considered simple or closed fractures. Higher energy injuries have a higher risk of complication and are considered complex fractures, which require specialized treatment.
You may have experienced a fracture if you are suffering from one or more the following symptoms:
- Discolored skin surrounding the affected area
- Angulation or the area may be bent at an obscure angle
- Inability to apply weight
- Inability to move the affected bone or body part
When it comes to orthopedic trauma care, our doctors are focused on providing the quickest, safest way to treat your injury while reducing the potential for long-term disabilities.
For more information about fracture treatments, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with one of our surgeons, please contact our office today.