Broken & Fractured Bones

Fixing Broken and Fractured Bones in Texas

Broken and fractured bones are a reality of life. Even in the best of circumstances, accidents happen and leave you with a painful fracture that makes movement difficult, if not impossible. When you have a broken bone, the last thing you want is to wait or receive subpar treatment. Whether you have a small foot fracture or a broken hip, Exceptional Emergency Center is the place to go. We’re experts in treating all kinds of breaks and fractures, and operate several locations across Texas for your convenience. No matter the severity of your break, you can rely on us to give you the highest quality care available. Keep reading to learn more about identifying and treating broken and fractured bones. 

Be Aware of Multiple Types of Fracture

Bone fractures aren’t all created equal. You can break or fracture numerous different bones in your body, and all to varying degrees. All fractures are either compound or simple fractures. Where simple fractures don’t come through the skin, compound fractures do. Although no bone or tissue is exposed with a simple fracture, there may be underlying damage that needs to be taken care of as well. The following, more specific types of fractures are the most common:

·    Traverse Fractures: Breaks that occur along the axis of the bone.

·    Spiral Fractures: Injuries resulting from twisting the bone.

·    Oblique Fractures: Occur as a result of force coming from a non-right angle.

·    Comminuted Fractures: Multiple fractures within the same bone.

Understand When Going to the Emergency Room is Necessary

Many patients are hesitant to seek help. They may not realize they’re dealing with a broken bone and assume the pain will go away on its own. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case when it comes to serious breaks and fractures. Leaving these issues unaddressed could worsen the break or cause improper healing. With most breaks, it will be obvious you need to visit Exceptional Emergency Center. However, if you’re unsure, you can look for the following warning signs of a severe problem:

  • Excessive bleeding
  • Numbness
  • Bruising and swelling
  • Bone penetrating the skin

Reduce Your Chances of Broken Bones and Fractures

Now that you know the symptoms of a break or fracture, you’d probably like to avoid a broken tibia or femur fracture altogether. While many times broken bones are the result of accidents, there are some lifestyle changes you can make to keep your bones strong and reduce the risk of fracture. Here’s our advice for improving your bone health:

  • Work more calcium and vitamin D into your diet
  • Exercise regularly
  • Refrain from smoking and excessive alcohol consumption
  • Avoid situations where there’s a risk of falling

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Treatment for bone fractures may vary greatly depending on what type of injury you have. After all, repairing a fractured sternum is going to look very different from fixing up a broken pelvis. Sometimes, broken bones need time to heal on their own. In these cases, we may prescribe pain medication to alleviate any discomfort while you wait for the bone to repair itself. You may need to wear splints or casts for a duration of time to set the bone and encourage proper healing. For more severe breaks, surgery might be necessary to repair bone fractures. The team at Exceptional Emergency Center will be able to tell you what kind of treatment you need for your particular condition. We’re also happy to give you additional information on your ailment and ways you can work toward a full recovery.

Visit Exceptional Emergency Center for Broken Bones

Broken bones are no walk in the park, and when you have this kind of injury, you need healthcare providers you can trust. The team at Exceptional Emergency Center is here to make sure your condition is treated as soon as possible with the highest caliber of care available. We’ve helped countless patients with conditions from broken hands to fractured vertebrae. No matter how your break or fracture came to be, you can count on our team for superior solutions. We operate several locations throughout Texas, including offices in Fort Worth, Livingston, Brownsville, Sachse, Harlingen, Port Arthur, Beaumont, Amarillo, Orange, and Lubbock. Don’t wait for the pain to fade on its own; seek professional help! Contact us today. 

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COVID-19 TESTING UPDATE:

The Exceptional Emergency Room staff and physicians care about you and your loved ones. We are here 24/7 for all your emergency care needs.

  1. If you are experiencing fever, shortness of breath, chest pain, dizziness, weakness, numbness, sensory loss, or any other emergent medical problems, please call 911 or seek medical care immediately at your nearest Emergency Room.
  2. To provide the highest quality emergency medical care to our communities, we are directing all routine COVID testing to outpatient community resources.
  3. Testing through local resources, including your primary care doctor, urgent care, walk-in clinic, or local health department, is appropriate under the following circumstances:
    1. If you have been exposed to a person known to have COVID, and you do not have symptoms, we recommend that you self-quarantine at home and seek testing 4-5 days after exposure. It often takes this long for the infection to be detected by routine lab testing.
    2. If you have no symptoms or very mild symptoms, outpatient testing is also typically appropriate.
    3. Please follow this link for local COVID testing resources.
  4. If you have tested negative, you should still self-quarantine for 14 days from the day of suspected exposure as it can take anywhere from 2-14 days to come down with symptoms of this infection.
  5. Please kindly limit your phone time with our Emergency Rooms as the phone lines are needed to communicate with other health care entities and to provide patients their test results. Thank you for your understanding during this trying time.