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Category Archives: Fracture Care

  1. When and Why You Should See an Orthopedic Doctor

    When you have a condition or injury that affects your bones, ligaments, tendons, or muscles, then your primary care doctor may not have the expertise to provide comprehensive treatment. This is where orthopedists, or orthopedic doctors, come in. They specialized in this type of medicine, so there are certain situations where their expertise is needed….

  2. Cast Care: Dos and Don’ts

    If you hurt your joint or bone, your doctor may prescribe a cast. The main purpose of a cast is to protect and immobilize your injured body part. Essentially, a cast is intended to hold your bone or joint in alignment and prevent it from moving while it heals.  In some cases, a cast may…

  3. All About Hip Fractures

    A break in the upper quarter of the thigh (femur) bone, is known as a hip fracture. As we age, our risk for hip fractures increase due to risk factors such as osteoporosis.  Most hip fractures are serious injuries that require surgery. The type of fracture will determine the type of surgery that may be…