Fracture Care

Fractures (or broken bones) are extremely common. On average, humans will experience two broken bones over the course of a lifetime. While some fractures may not require much treatment, others can be very serious and require specialized surgery to ensure they heal properly. Our orthopedics team are fellowship trained in healing broken bones, restoring proper function and getting you back to living the life you had before the break.

Types of Fractures

Fractures are classified into one or more of the following:

Nonsurgical Treatment Options

Some fractures can be treated without the use of surgery. Depending on the severity and the location of the break, your doctor may recommend the use of casts, splints, braces or other exterior devices to help stabilize the fracture until it heals properly.

Traumatic Fractures

When a traumatic orthopedic injury occurs, you need immediate help. As a member of the Stormont Vail Health’s Level II Trauma Center team, our orthopedic trauma surgeons are always ready. From acetabular fractures to limb salvage, they provide the care you need to restore normal joint and limb function.

Surgical Treatment Options

Surgery may be required to stabilize severe fractures. During the procedure, your doctor may use wires, plates, rods, nails or screws to maintain the proper position of your bones. This ensures the fracture heals and maintains function for years to come.

The Stormont Vail Difference

Specializing in nonunion care, deformity correction and the treatment of pelvic fractures, Stormont Vail Health has the largest fellowshipped trained trauma team between Columbia, MO and Denver, CO. When life’s most unexpected emergency injuries find you, you can be confident you are in good hands at Stormont Vail and Cotton O’Neil Orthopedics & Sports Medicine.

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