Broken Bones Treatment Questions and Answers
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Can Urgent Care or Primary Cares take care of broken bones?
What is the Best Treatment For Broken Bones?
How long does recovery take for broken bones?
Is an X-Ray required to see if I have a broken bone?
A broken bone can also be described as a fracture. A fracture occurs when a greater amount of force is sustained by the body than it can handle. The impact of such force directly on a specific bone can cause it to break.
In most cases, immediate medical attention is required to treat this type of injury. If a person does not seek treatment for a broken bone, there is a risk of atypical healing of the bone. There is also a potential for the bone to not unionize and come back together on its own. In the latter, the site of the fracture will continuously cause pain, increased swelling and in the worst-case scenario, an infection can occur.
Physicians are experienced in the broken bone treatment and can effectively address, reset, immobilize and treat minor hairline fractures to serious open compound fractures. If you believe that you have a broken bone or fracture, please visit our urgent care clinic to get a professional diagnosis.
If you are trying to decide whether to visit the Urgent Care Clinic or book an appointment with your primary care provider it may require some thought.
Our Urgent Care and Primary Care Clinics are enhanced with equipment to diagnose fractures and are staffed with remarkable healthcare professionals to treat you.
If you suspect that you may have a fracture, seeking care right away at our Urgent Care Clinic is the best option. If your primary care physician is unavailable at the time of your injury you can always book a follow-up appointment with them afterward.
The best treatment for potential bone fractures includes several important factors:
• It is crucial to see a doctor and get your injury medically treated in a timely manner
• Do not attempt to move the injured area as this can cause further complications
• Attempt to stop any bleeding by carefully applying pressure to the fracture site with a sterile piece of gauze
• Support the area to allow for maximum comfort as you travel to the clinic
• If possible, elevate the area of concern and immobilize the affected body part
Once you arrive at an appropriate medical facility, the specialized staff may treat your injury with:
• Medical Imaging
• Pain Management
• Slings or casts
• Proper cleaning and dressing (if required)
• Surgical procedure referral (if needed)
Typically, the recovery time for a broken bone will be based on the type of fracture, severity, and location of the injured area. There is a wide range of variables that will contribute to your healing time which are all dependent on the individual patient and their unique medical circumstances.
A broken bone along with the nearby tissue area around the fracture site will need a minimum of six to eight weeks to fully recover. In certain cases, depending on the above factors as well as overall health, this time range can fluctuate.
Yes, X-Rays are recommended to accurately diagnose a broken bone. Getting an X-Ray done when you have a potential broken bone is advised because it is not only fast and requires minimal preparation; it is a helpful tool for diagnoses. Most of the time a doctor cannot truly indicate if there is a break in an injured area without this useful technology. Our enhanced medical facility is equipped to properly assess fractures. Sometimes broken bones may need to be diagnosed using other forms of radiology such as CT scans (computed tomography) and MRI scans (magnetic resonance imaging).
Visit Franklin Primary Care for your broken bones treatment today! We are located at 225 Nassau Boulevard, West Hempstead, New York 11552. For more information, please call us or schedule an appointment online. We serve patients from West Hempstead NY, Franklin Square NY, Garden City NY, New Hyde Park NY, Uniondale NY, Mineola NY, and North Valley Stream NY.