Trauma Fracture Care – Mend Your Fracture Bones
Whether you’ve suffered from a spinal fracture or a finger fracture, you need an orthopedic specialist who knows all the latest techniques in fracture care. We offer the most qualified orthopedists with the latest equipment and a wide range of treatments in a positive, patient comfort-focused environment. You will be cared for by a skilled, highly credentialed, experienced orthopedic surgeon who can help you reclaim your movement and lifestyle. By repairing your fracture using state-of-the-art techniques, Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic’s orthopedic specialist will help restore your independence and help you get back to the activities you enjoy.
Caring for the hardest tissues in the human body
Bones are the hardest tissues in your body. Although bones are strong, they can split or break under too much pressure or force. A broken bone is also called a fracture. Fractures can occur in a variety of ways. The most common causes of fractures are injuries, prolonged stress from overuse and bone-weakening diseases such as osteoporosis or tumors.
There are many types of fractures. They can range from a hairline crack to a bone that has broken into several pieces. Simple fractures may only require casting or splinting treatments. More complex fractures may need surgical intervention to align the bones for proper healing.
As an adult, you have over 200 bones in your body. Your bones vary in size and shape. For instance, your arms and legs contain long bones. A series of small bones, called vertebrae, make up your spine. Very small bones form your hands and feet. Some of your bones have curves, including your ribs and skull. All of your bones line up and connect to form your skeleton.
In addition to creating your body structure, your bones are live tissues that produce blood cells, form joints with muscles for movement and protect your internal organs. Your bones change and grow like the other parts of your body.
A board-certified orthopedic surgeon helps you get back to the life you enjoy
The treatment for a fracture depends on the type of fracture and the bones involved. The goal of treatment is to align the fractured bones to allow them to heal. When a bone is fractured, it produces a protective blood clot and callus at the end of the bones. The ends of the bones create new bone cells and blood vessels that grow toward each other. Once the fracture is healed or closed, the callus is absorbed.
Your doctor will use your X-ray as a guide to “set,” or position, your bones. Some bones can be kept in place with a cast while they heal. The cast keeps the bones from moving. The hard surface of the cast protects the injury. Casts are made of a variety of materials. They are usually worn for about one to two months, depending on the type of fracture and the bone involved.
Restoring your health & function safely & quickly
Our ultimate goal is to restore your health and function so you can get back to your sports, work and normal activities and the life you love, as quickly and safely as possible.
Comprehensive trauma fracture care
- Spinal fractures to finger fractures
- Bracing & casting
- External & internal fixation
- Minimally invasive plating techniques
- Intramedullary rodding techniques
- Post-fracture care
- Most insurance accepted & filed
- Medicare & Workers’ Compensation
- Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover & debit cards
- CareCredit® financing options
- Convenient scheduling
- Emergency appointments