Fracture Care Specialist

Battle Born Bone & Joint Center

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Las Vegas, NV & Reno, NV

Broken bones, whether they’re minor or complex, take time to heal. Because ongoing fracture care is important throughout every stage of your recovery, the orthopedic specialists at Battle Born Bone & Joint Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, provide integrative care. If you recently suffered from an injury and think that you may have a broken bone, or if you’re experiencing complications from a previous fracture, contact the clinic today. You can conveniently schedule an appointment online, or you can call to speak with a team member directly.

Fracture Care Q & A

What is fracture care?

Your bone goes through several stages as it heals. As inflammation subsides and bone production and remodeling begin, it’s important to receive ongoing care to ensure your fracture is properly healing. 

Fracture care generally involves realigning your bone fragments — if needed — through a reduction procedure. For minor broken bones, your doctor may be able to complete this step in an in-office closed reduction procedure. 

For more complex fractures, your orthopedist might need to conduct an open reduction or internal fixation in a surgical setting. This allows your doctor to realign your bones and place plates, pins, or screws to keep the bone fragments in place. 

Once your bone is stabilized, immobilization with a cast, brace, or splint is vital to keeping the bone in proper alignment. As your bone heals, your doctor provides treatments to relieve pain, promote healing, and rebuild bone strength. 

Part of your fracture care management plan may include:

  • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
  • Anti-inflammatory medications or injections
  • Nutritional and lifestyle counseling
  • Regular digital X-ray images

Your orthopedist evaluates you regularly to ensure your bone is healing correctly. They can make any adjustments to your fracture care as needed. 

Why is fracture care important?

Battle Born Bone & Joint Center provides personalized fracture care services in a state-of-the-art facility. Your dedicated physician spends quality time designing your fracture care management plan, which is important to:

  • Promote bone remodeling and strength
  • Minimize pain, stiffness, and discomfort
  • Lower your risk of re-injury to the area

Fracture care from Battle Born Bone & Joint Center is also important to identify issues that may be preventing proper healing. 

For instance, diabetes, thyroid conditions, and even smoking can all slow your body’s healing processes, which can impact your bone health. Your doctor tailors your fracture care plan based on these issues. 

How long does fracture care last?

Battle Born Bone & Joint Center provides personalized fracture care for as long as you need it. In most cases, it takes at least 6-12 weeks for bones to significantly heal. 

But your fracture care doesn’t stop there. Your orthopedist has you participate in ongoing physical therapy and rehabilitation, as needed, until you are 100% healed and no longer have limitations. 

If you have a broken bone, contact Battle Born Bone & Joint Center to get started on comprehensive fracture care treatment. Book your exam online or over the phone today.