Healing bone fractures with comprehensive care
Your bones are built to endure pressure. They can even bend to a certain extent. However, too much pressure or force can cause bones to break or fracture. Fractures often involve the arm, clavicle, leg and fibula.
If you have a broken bone or aren’t sure if you have a bone fracture in Goshen, Indiana, visit Goshen Hospital Emergency Department at 200 High Park Ave. Our skilled emergency team is here around the clock ready to diagnose and treat a wide range of conditions, including bone injuries.
Treating all types of fractures at Goshen Hospital Emergency Department
Whether you have a compound fracture that involves a puncture wound or a stress fracture that’s not broken all the way, we have the right tools to treat your injury.
We also treat:
- Complete fracture – a bone that breaks in two pieces
- Comminuted fracture – a bone that is crushed or breaks in three or more pieces
- Stable fracture – bone pieces that line up or are barely out of place
- Displaced fracture – bone pieces that do not line up and are out of place
- Transverse fracture – a horizontal break across the bone
- Oblique fracture – an angled break across the bone
Symptoms of a broken bone
Your symptoms will depend on which bone is broken. With most fractures it’s difficult to move or bear weight on the affected area, such as the wrist or ankle. Other signs that you have a broken bone are:
- Pain or tenderness
- Hearing a snapping or grinding during the injury
Always have these symptoms evaluated by a medical professional. Broken bones that aren’t treated immediately can lead to long-term and life-threatening complications, such as infection.
Complete care for bone injuries, from emergency treatment to recovery
Some broken bones heal with just a cast, while other types of fractures require emergency surgery. With noninvasive and surgical treatments, the goal is to put the bone back in place and keep it there while it heals.
After emergency treatment for a bone fracture, it may take some time to use your bone as you did before. To help you recover faster and return to your favorite activities, Goshen Health offers orthopedic and sports medicine care that includes physical therapy and pain management.
Visit us to keep your bones healthy, whether you need emergency treatment, urgent care or ongoing bone care.
Goshen Hospital Emergency Department treats the different types of bone fractures in Goshen, IN.