Fracture Care

There are innumerable ways in which the many bones of the upper extremities (shoulder, arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, and hand) and lower extremities (foot, ankle, lower leg, knee, thigh, and hip) can sustain a fracture. Fractures often heal with conservative treatment. This may involve immobilization of the fractured site in a cast, splint, and brace as well as the use of traction to bring the fractured ends back into alignment. In case of complicated and severe fractures that are resistant to healing, surgery may be necessary.