Fracture Care Specialist in New Jersey
A fracture is when there is any type of break or crack in one of your bones that occurs when the bone cannot handle outside forces. These forces that break or crack the bone are a result of trauma or disease. The words fracture, break and crack are all synonymous. It is common to have a bone fracture from a sports injury, and they can range from small cracks to a complete bone break and separation.
Bone fractures not only cause pain for the affected area but also pain, swelling and sometimes bruising. If you are to apply any weight or pressure to the affected area, you may cause even more severe pain to it. If you do not recognize the type of fracture it is and treat it correctly, a smaller fracture can turn into a more severe one.
- Stress Fracture Stress fractures typically occur because of the overuse of a particular bone. The overuse of the bone makes the bone become weaker and it causes pain to absorb any sort of shock to it. This is an extremely common sports injury, typically found in the lower body of the athlete.
- Incomplete Fracture An incomplete fracture is also commonly referred to as a greenstick fracture. It can be defined as a fracture where the bone does bend but does not completely break. Incomplete fractures are more common in children than adults.
- Comminuted Fracture A comminuted fracture is your more common bone fracture where the bone will crack into several fragments. This can happen in sports as a result from a high impact trauma incident, typically in contact sports.
The care for bone fractures begins with a physical examination of the affected area as well as an x-ray to get a better look at the bone. We will also immobilize the area to help relieve pain temporarily before the proper treatment will begin. If you suffer a more simple fracture, a cast will take care of it. Complex or severe fractures that you suffer are usually accompanied with manipulation or surgery. After you figure out the treatment option, and it is performed, your rehabilitation process will begin. Our doctors can tell you exactly what your rehab process should be and can provide you the necessary resources and references for you.
Treatment For Bone Fractures
It can be a scary and painful experience when you suffer a fracture. Here at New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute we have specially trained trauma physicians as well as at Board Certified sports medicine surgeons that can diagnose and feel comfortable treating your fracture. Contact us today to schedule an appointment at any one of our Northern New Jersey locations.
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Meet The Team
Vincent K. McInerney, M.D.
Founding member, Vincent K. McInerney, M.D., graduated from Rutgers New Jersey Medical School in 1977 with honors as one of the top medical students in his class.
Anthony Festa, M.D.
Dr. Anthony Festa is an orthopaedic surgeon in his seventh year of practice at the New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute.
Anthony J. Scillia, M.D.
Anthony J. Scillia M.D. is a board certified orthopaedic surgeon with subspecialty certification in sports medicine.
Robert M. Palacios, M.D.
SPORTS MEDICINE PHYSICIAN
Dr. Robert Palacios is board-certified and fellowship trained, and has been specializing in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine for over two decades.
Craig Wright, M.D.
ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA SURGEON
Craig Wright, MD joins New Jersey Orthopaedic Institute by way of Totowa, NJ where he was born and raised.
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