fractures and sprains

A fracture is a broken bone. A sprain is an injury to a ligament, which connects bone to bone. Fractures and sprains of the hand and wrist occur everyday in the most routine ways. People slip on ice, fall off a skateboard or trip during a morning jog. The resulting injuries run from the simple to the complex. Treatment depends on the specific bones or ligaments involved, the damage’s severity, the patient’s age and the doctor’s careful evaluation. Setting a bone and applying a cast may be enough. Or, surgery may be the wisest course. Regardless of what is called for the Orthopaedic Institute’s staff has the knowledge and technology to deliver superior, effective and compassionate care.

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