Fracture Care/Casting

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  • Bones are the hardest tissues in your body. Although bones are strong, they can split or break under too much pressure or force.
  • A broken bone is called a fracture. Fractures can occur in a variety of ways. The most common causes of fractures are injuries, prolonged stress from overuse, and bone weakening diseases, such as Osteoporosis or tumors.
  • Some fractures and dislocations can be treated without surgery. Depending on the severity of the fracture, your physician may treat the injury non-surgically with the use of splints, casts, braces etc. to stabilize the fracture while it heals.
  • The length of recovery for fractures depends on the type and severity of the injury. It can take a few weeks up to several months for a bone to completely heal, and in the worst cases the bone may never heal completely.

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