Bone Fracture and Dislocations
Even though your bones are the hardest tissues in your body, they can fracture or become dislocated if too much pressure or force is applied to them.
This can happen due to an injury, prolonged stress from overuse, or the onset of a bone-weakening disease like osteoporosis.
Different Types of Bone Fractures
Depending on the extent of force applied to a bone, there are different types of fractures that can happen:
- Stable fractures are those that are hardly out of place and the broken ends of the bone align.
- Open, compound fractures are those in which the skin is pierced by the bone.
- Transverse fractures refer to fractures that have a horizontal break line.
- Oblique fractures are those with an angled pattern.
- Comminuted fractures are those in which the bone shatters in three or more pieces.
Simple fractures can be treated with just casting or splinting, but more complex injuries often require surgery. Whatever the severity of your injury, the experienced specialists at Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants can treat it effectively and get you on the road to recovery quickly.
The same can be said for dislocations. These occur when the bones in a joint – involving the shoulder, hip, knee, or elbow – move out of position, thereby hindering joint function. Dislocations can be caused by a torn ligament that is responsible for holding the bones together, a bone fracture, or when a joint is affected by arthritis.
Two types of shoulder dislocations that cause pain and instability are a partial dislocation – in which the head of the humerus (upper arm bone) partially pops out of its socket – and a complete dislocation – in which the bone is completely disengaged with its socket. Signs of a dislocated joint include deformity, swelling, numbness, weakness, and bruising, as well as possible nerve damage or a torn ligament or tendon.
At Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants, we address these symptoms and repair damage by offering a variety of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, including on-site digital X-rays to assess the injury and physical therapy, if necessary.
Treatment for Fractures and Dislocations in Crown Point, Indiana
If you sustain a fracture or dislocation, you can rely on Orthopaedic Surgical Consultants for comprehensive treatment, pain relief, and prompt rehabilitation. Just call us at (219) 662-2279 to set up an appointment or use our convenient Request an Appointment form.