Fractures, or broken bones, are one of the most common types of injuries. Board-certified orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Shail Vyas, MD, treats all types of fractures at Orange County Orthopaedic Group in Anaheim Hills, California. For expert fracture care and timely treatment, call today to book an appointment.
A fracture is a broken bone. Your bone can break partially or completely and in a variety of ways. Dr. Vyas treats all types of fractures, including:
Fractures usually cause intense pain that occurs immediately after the injury happens. Other signs and symptoms of a fracture include visible deformity, swelling, and bruising.
If you have a fracture that involves an open wound or bone protruding through a break in your skin, go to an emergency room right away.
Any bone in your body can fracture. Dr. Vyas treats fractures in many different bones, including:
The type of fracture you get depends on the cause of your injury. The most common cause of fractures is trauma, such as a car accident or football tackle. Overuse from repetitive activities like running is a common cause of stress fractures, or hairline cracks in the bone. Osteoporosis can also increase your risk of getting a fracture because this condition makes your bones brittle.
First, Dr. Vyas reviews your medical history and performs a physical exam. He may take an X-ray to confirm you have a fracture and evaluate the severity of your condition.
Then, he develops an individualized treatment plan for your specific needs. After he makes sure your bones are in proper alignment, Dr. Vyas may apply a cast or brace to immobilize your bone while it heals.
Complex fractures may require surgery to move the bones back into place. Dr. Vyas may use screws, rods, or metal plates to hold the pieces of bone together while they heal.
Depending on your needs, Dr. Vyas may recommend regenerative medicine, such as stem cell therapy or platelet-rich plasma (PRP), to promote healing.
For expert fracture care, call Orange County Orthopaedic Group to book an appointment today.