The word fracture is essentially the clinical term for any break in a bone. A fracture can vary in severity from compound fractures where the bone’s broken end punctures the skin to hairline fractures, which are minute cracks in the bone’s surface. Bones can fracture into one or several pieces and into many different patterns.
At Daouk Orthopaedics, we provide excellent fracture treatment in Orlando and offer this service at our Sandlake Commons Blvd. office. Dr. Daouk is a leading orthopedic surgeon and a well-respected name in the field. He and his skilled team treat most types of fractures and utilize both non-surgical (bracing/casting) and surgical treatments depending on the severity of your fracture.
Some of the most common causes of a bone fracture are:
The injuries may involve any bone in the body, but the most frequent areas of fractures include the hand and wrist, foot and ankle, shoulder, and knee. When a bone fracture occurs, it is often considered a serious injury because it needs prompt treatment.
The importance of rapid attention is particularly true if the broken bone breaks through the skin or a more prominent bone like the upper arm bone (humerus) or thighbone (femur) or the lower leg bones (fibula and tibia) have fractured. Fractures are typical workplace, sports, and home injuries.
At our specialty orthopedic practice in Orlando, Dr. Daouk treats most types of fractures. He has decades of experience in the field and is a board-certified and fellowship-trained surgeon. The doctor is dynamic and uses the most advanced technologies and surgical modalities to offer his patients top-notch orthopedic treatments.
The most typical symptoms of a broken bone or fracture include:
There are various treatment options for treating bone fractures in Orlando. Here we look at what they are:
A fiberglass/plaster cast is the most standard type of fracture treatment since most broken bones heal successfully once the doctor applies the cast to keep the bones in the correct position while healing occurs.
This involves using a steady, gentle pulling motion to align a bone/bones and is very rarely used these days.
The brace or cast allows controlled or limited movement of the joints near the fracture.
The doctor may use one of two surgical procedures in Orlando fracture treatment:
The treatment option that Dr. Ayman Daouk uses will depend on the injury’s severity and his assessment of your overall condition.
Dr. Daouk will carefully examine the affected part to assess the injury’s severity. He will ask about your medical history and how the injury took place. The doctor will also take x-rays that provide clear images of that bone, helping him determine if there is a fracture, its location, and its severity.
Fractures can take several months to heal. The timeframe depends on the injury’s severity, your medical condition, whether you are a child or adult, and if you follow your prescribed instructions for rehabilitation. The pain will not last very long, and it diminishes well before the fracture heals enough to support normal movement and activity.
Even after removing your brace or cast, you may still have some limitations regarding movement or weight bearing until the bone is strong enough for regular activity. You will very likely lose some of your muscle strength while the bones are immobilized. Dr. Daouk will often prescribe physical therapy that will help to restore joint motion, flexibility, and muscle strength.
If you have a fracture, call Daouk Orthopaedics immediately at this number (407) 355-7478 and inform our staff about the issue. We are very prompt in treating fractures in Orlando because, in most of these cases, time is of the essence.