Broken Bones Treatment

What is a fracture?

A fracture is a complete or partial break in a bone. If you think you might have a fracture, read on to learn about symptoms and treatment. 

What are the symptoms of a fracture?

The following symptoms are most common:

  • Sudden pain and swelling
  • Trouble using or moving the injured area or nearby joints
  • Inability to bear weight
  • Deformity
  • Bruising


How are fractures treated? 

If you think you might have a fractured bone, seek medical attention.  Patient First has on-site x-rays that can assist in the diagnosis.  Fracture treatment varies based on the type of bone broken and the severity of the break:

  • Noninvasive management – Resetting or “reducing” the fracture by manipulating the bone to its normal alignment to facilitate healing
  • Devices – Splints, casts, or support bandages
  • Therapy – Joint manipulation, strengthening exercises, or physical therapy
  • Invasive management – Surgery or insertion of rods or pins to stabilize the bones

Patient First treats many conditions at our urgent care centers including broken bones. You can visit any Patient First center from 8am to 8pm, any day of the week – no appointment is needed