Our bones may be incredibly strong, but unfortunately they’re not invincible. So, in rare cases, impact or overuse can result in a bone fracture. If you suspect that you’ve damaged a bone in this way, you can receive top-grade treatment from Premier Bone & Joint Centers. We have a team of board-certified and fellowship-trained doctors in Rock Springs and clinics throughout Wyoming that are ready to provide you with the fracture care you need.
Symptoms of a Fracture
While a broken bone can be painful, it’s not always obvious if you’ve suffered a fracture. There are a variety of signs that your bone is fractured, but the most common symptoms include:
- Swelling and tenderness
- Bruising or discoloring
- A deformity
Comprehensive Fracture Care
In order to get an accurate diagnosis, our doctors will do a careful examination to assess your overall condition, as well as the extent of the injury. The most common way to determine if there is a fracture is with X-rays, which provide clear images of bone. However, smaller breaks like stress fractures sometimes can’t be seen on X-rays, so we may also use MRI machines to get an accurate image.
Once we have identified the break, we can come up with a detailed fracture care plan to improve your healing process. This can include various stabilization methods such as a cast or brace, surgery, pain medication, or whatever else we decide is necessary for your recovery. As the bone heals, we can also perform physical therapy with you to help strengthen the surrounding area.
Receive the right fracture care from the orthopedic specialists at Premier Bone & Joint Centers. We are equipped to treat fractures and other injuries locally at our Rock Springs clinic or another location in Wyoming.