Treating Fractures for Patients in Dayton, NV & Surrounding Areas
For top-notch fracture treatment in the Dayton, Nevada, area, turn to the professionals at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic. We’ve been serving patients throughout the area since 1966, and we’ll do whatever we can to provide you with the relief you deserve.
How to Tell If It’s a Fracture
If you’ve sustained an injury, you may be wondering whether it’s a fracture or a sprain. While a fracture occurs when a bone breaks, a sprain involves the stretching or tearing of a ligament, which connects the bones together. Fractures and sprains can have similar symptoms — including pain, swelling, and bruising — so it can be difficult to tell the two apart. But, one of the telltale signs that you have a fracture is that you’ll feel pain directly over the bone, as opposed to in the soft tissue surrounding the bone. It’ll also be harder to move the area in question if you have a fracture, and your symptoms may last longer or worsen.
Ultimately, it’s important to have an experienced physician diagnose your injury, since fractures and sprains can require very different treatments. If you have a fracture, you’ll likely need to get a cast (in some severe cases, surgery may be needed to insert plates, screws, rods, or pins). With a sprain, on the other hand, you may be able to find relief using conservative methods like taking pain medication, applying an ice pack, and bracing the area.
If you’re in the Dayton, NV, area and you’re concerned that you may have broken a bone, turn to Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic. Our compassionate team will evaluate your injury, let you know if you have a fracture, a sprain, or another condition, and recommend an appropriate course of treatment. To schedule an appointment at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, contact us or use our convenient online scheduling service.