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Fractures, breaks or cracks all mean the same thing: A bone has become damaged to some degree, and the bone structure suffers. Fractures can result from direct hits, twisting injuries or falls.
Fractures are some of the most commonly occurring orthopedic injuries and can happen to anyone — from young children to aging adults — regardless of their activity level. The good news: in most cases, these problems can be corrected… if you receive treatment from an experienced, knowledgeable and skilled orthopedic specialist. A fracture that isn’t treated correctly often doesn’t heal properly, and that can lead to long-term problems that are more difficult to fix than the initial fracture.
WPOSM Fracture Care: Choose excellence and experience… by name.
The board certified orthopedic specialists at Western Pennsylvania Orthopedic & Sports Medicine have you and your child — and your aging parent — covered. Our orthopedists have treated tens of thousands of adults and kids with fractures ranging from simple to complex. Whenever possible, we take a conservative approach to treatment and treat many fractures right in our office, applying casts and braces.
If surgery becomes necessary to best treat your fracture, our team approach means there is always an experienced, highly skilled orthopedic surgeon on call. You can ask for a WPOSM surgeon, even in the emergency room. Also, if you’ve had a fracture diagnosed at an emergency room or an urgent care facility, be sure to ask to be referred to a Western PA Ortho specialist for your fracture treatment. WPOSM surgeons are experienced in all aspects of fracture care, including the nuance and special considerations of pediatric fractures.
We routinely care for fractures of the:
- Humerus (upper arm)
- Clavicle (collarbone)
- Patella (kneecap)
- Tibia (shin bone)
- Fibula (calf bone)
Caring for fractures along with sprains and overuse injuries.
In addition to fractures, we also treat other common overuse injuries, including sprains. Sprains are injuries of muscles and/or tendons (fibrous cords of tissue that attach muscles to bone) that can result from any sport or form of exercise, even walking. Typical strain symptoms include:
- Muscle spasm
- Muscle weakness
If you suspect you or your child may have a fracture, sprain or other overuse injury, contact us now so you can get started with the proper healing process right away. Call us at (814) 255-6781, or you can request an appointment.