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? 

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 injuries at our urgent care centers including non-life threatening burns. You can visit any Patient First center from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., any day of the week – no appointment is needed