Millions of people across the United States break their bones every year. No matter the severity of these fractures, they all require medical attention. The team at Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute provides exceptional and comprehensive care for fractures at five state-of-the-art facilities throughout Cookeville and Crossville, Tennessee and Albany, Kentucky. Whether you have a broken arm or broken hip, the team can help. Call the office nearest you or request an appointment online today.
There are many ways to break a bone. The Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute team categorizes fractures into types based on their features.
With a stable fracture, you may have a crack or break in the bone, but the bones are barely out of place.
A transverse fracture means you have a horizontal break in the bone.
With an oblique fracture, the bone has a diagonal break.
With a comminuted fracture, your bone shattered into three or more pieces.
An open fracture means your bone pierces through the skin, while a closed fracture means there’s no break in your skin.
Fractures may occur from many causes, such as a car accident, bad fall, or sports injury. You may also develop fractures from overuse. Symptoms that indicate you may have a fractured bone include:
To ensure proper healing of a fracture, you need to seek medical help right away. Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute offers urgent care for fractures.
When you visit Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute for a fracture evaluation, you can expect attentive care. Your provider reviews the details of your injury, including when and how it happened and your symptoms. They also review your medical history and examine your injured body part. To assess the severity of your fracture, they perform imaging tests on-site.
Treatment for fractures depends on the location and fracture type. Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute is a full-service orthopedic practice and provides comprehensive care for all types of fractures. Treatment options include:
For serious fractures, the team may perform an open reduction external fixation (ORIF). During the procedure, your orthopedic surgeon realigns your bones and uses plates or rods to keep them in place. In some cases, the team may perform a joint replacement for severe fractures that affect the hip or ankle. Depending on the severity of your fracture, healing may take weeks to months. To support your recovery, Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute refers you to their on-site physical therapy team to help you regain muscle strength and joint mobility. For prompt care for your fracture from the experts, call Tier 1 Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Institute or request an appointment using the online scheduling tool today.