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Fractures services offered in Porterville, Reedley and Visalia, CA

Swelling, bruising, redness, and pain could indicate a fracture. At Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services in Visalia, Porterville, or Reedley, California, the board-certified orthopaedic surgeons treat fractures to reduce discomfort and ensure proper healing. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.


What are fractures?

Fractures are broken bones. They might be mild or severe. Most require medical intervention to heal properly. 

Broken bones may develop because of a chronic disease, older age, playing sports, or abuse. The Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services team offers numerous treatments for fractures to ease your pain and speed up healing.

What are the symptoms of fractures?

Common symptoms of fractures include:

  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Severe pain
  • Warmth
  • Redness 
  • Noticeable musculoskeletal deformities
  • Difficulty using the affected limb
  • Reduced mobility or range of motion

See your provider at the first sign of a fracture to achieve the best outcome and pain relief. 

What are the risk factors for fractures?

Broken bones are common, and anyone can experience them. Risk factors include:

  • Falls
  • Car accidents
  • Playing sports
  • Repetitive motions
  • Overtraining
  • Improper sports training
  • Physically demanding job
  • Physical abuse
  • Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis may cause at least one million fractures every year. Your risk of fractures increases if you don’t exercise much or have poor dietary habits. Eat a well-balanced diet or take dietary supplements if your provider recommends it to strengthen your bones.

How does my provider diagnose fractures?

To find out if you have a fracture and develop an effective treatment, the experts at Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services examine painful or injured areas of your body during a physical exam. 

They also check your vital signs, offer pain-relieving treatments, and order X-rays, a CT scan, an MRI, or a bone scan to diagnose your injury.

How are fractures treated?

Common treatments available at Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services for fractures include:

Casting or splinting

Your specialist might place a cast or splint to immobilize it while the bone heals.

Traction

Traction uses a series of weights and pulleys to stretch tendons and muscles near a broken bone, align it, and promote healing.

Surgery

If you have a severe fracture, surgery could be the best option to restore the structure and function of broken bones and surrounding tissues. The Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services team uses the most advanced technologies and surgical procedures available. 

If you suspect you have fractures, see the Sequoia Institute for Surgical Services team right away. Call the office or book online today.

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