Non-Surgical Options to Treat Fractures
Not all fractures requires surgery. In fact, whenever possible, non-surgical treatment is preferrable. Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care specialists will make this decision based on the extent of the injury, the patient’s overall health, and how well the fracture can be expected to heal without surgery.
In these cases, Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care specialists will typically use a combination of braces, splints, or casts to maintain proper positioning of the bone as it heals. Throughout the process, the patient will be monitored using X-rays to ensure that the bones are healing correctly. Once the brace, splint, or cast is removed and the bone is deemed ready for movement, physical therapy may also be required to rebuild strength and mobility.