Bone Fractures are simply breaks or cracks in a bone. There are different types of fractures. Your healthcare provider can diagnose fracture by ordering a simple test called an X ray. The cause of fracture include trauma, overuse or disease conditions such as osteoporosis which causes the bones to be brittle and weak. The symptom of fracture pain in the affected area, swelling and loss of function.
Your provider can treat your fracture applying cast or you may in certain cases need surgery and metal placement to reset the broken bone.
If you are injured and think you may have a fracture, visit your urgent care near me for evaluation. If you indeed have a fracture, you may be referred to an orthopedic specialist.