“Is it broken or is it fractured?” Unfortunately, these are one in the same. Fractures can occur from repetitive impact activities, significant trauma or as a result of weakened osteoporotic bone. At SportMed-Wheaton Orthopaedics we provide specialized fracture care for injuries throughout the skeleton among patients young and old. Our goal is the recommend the most effective and least invasive treatment options to return the body to normal function.
Types of fractures
Hand and Foot fractures: These include some of the most common orthopaedic bone injuries.
- Distal radius fractures
- Metacarpal and metatarsal fractures
- Phalangeal fractures
- Scaphoid fractures
- Jones fractures
Long bone fractures: These typically involve high energy trauma such as a fall or motor vehicle accident.
- Radius/ulna shaft
- Tibia/fibula shaft
- Femoral shaft
Axial skeleton fractures: These injuries involve the spine and pelvis and can be life threatening.
There are a subset of fractures that present particular challenges to treatment and often require additional or more extensive surgical management
- Open fracture
- Comminuted fracture
- Intra-articular fracture
- Pediatric fractures