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Broken Bones and Fractures

Broken Bones and Fractures

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
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Deformity
  • 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.

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