Broken Bone (Fractures) Symptoms, Prevention, and Treatment
At Supreme Care ER, in Jersey Village, we understand that medical emergencies can happen at any time. That’s why our expert team provides fast, quality emergency care, including specialized treatment for broken bones. Located at 9530 Jones Road, Houston, TX 77065, our state-of-the-art facility is open 24/7, even on holidays, ensuring you have access to the care you need when you need it.
A broken bone, or fracture, occurs when there is a crack or break in the continuity of the bone structure. It can range from a simple crack to a severe break, requiring immediate medical attention.
Broken bones can result from accidents, falls, sports injuries, or trauma. High-impact events such as car accidents or direct blows to the body are common causes.
- Intense pain at the site of the injury
- Swelling and bruising
- Limited or inability to move the affected area
- Deformity or misalignment of the bone
Identifying the Flu Variants
While symptoms can vary, recognizing the common signs is crucial for prompt intervention. Symptoms may include:
- Fever: Sudden onset of high fever
- Body Aches: Widespread muscle and joint pain
- Fatigue: Profound exhaustion
- Cough: Persistent cough, often severe
- Headache: Intense headaches
- Chills: Frequent shivering and chills
- Sore Throat: Irritated and sore throat
- Nasal Congestion: Stuffy or runny nose
Who is at Risk?
Everyone is susceptible to broken bones, but individuals engaged in sports, physical activities, or those with weakened bones (osteoporosis) may be at a higher risk.
How it is treated
Our experienced team at Supreme Care ER employs advanced techniques to treat broken bones, including immobilization, splinting, and casting.
When to Go to the ER
Visit Supreme Care ER immediately if you experience:
- Severe pain
- Visible deformity or bone protrusion
- Numbness or tingling
- Difficulty breathing (in the case of rib fractures)
Delaying treatment for broken bones can lead to complications such as:
- Improper healing, resulting in deformities
- Chronic pain and limited mobility
- Increased risk of infection