Sprains and Fractures

Sprains and Fractures

Express Emergency Room provides quality care for various medical emergencies, including sprains and fractures. It is important to seek medical attention when it comes to injuries such as fractures, strains, or even sprains. If you experience any of the following symptoms following your injury, please visit Express Emergency Room Abilene right away:

● Numbness

● Limited Mobility

● Severe Pain

● Cannot Move Joint

Our emergency physicians will provide a physical examination of the injury and affected area when you arrive. Broken bone X-ray and testing will most likely be recommended to diagnose the injury, determine the extent of the specific injury and create a proper treatment plan. Depending upon your injury, different medications and treatments may be recommended. With little or no waiting time at our facility, you can be sure that you’ll promptly receive attention for your injury in Abilene, Tx.

What is a fracture?

A fracture is a medical term for a broken bone, which can happen as a result of a sports injury, slip in the shower, or other accident. Express Emergency Room Abilene provides broken bones treatment in Abilene, Tx. to ensure proper healing, whether the patient is an adult or a child.

Types of fractures

Most people refer to broken bones by their placement, such as broken hands, wrists, or legs. However, there are also different types of fractures. A displaced fracture occurs when a bone breaks and the pieces no longer line up. A comminuted fracture is a break that results in multiple pieces. An open fracture, also called a compound fracture, means that the bone is visible through the skin. This type of fracture carries an increased risk for infection and will require additional treatment to limit that risk.

Treatment for broken bones

Treatment for a broken bone commonly utilizes a tool to immobilize the affected area, such as a cast, sling, splint, or brace. Extreme cases may call for surgery and/or physical therapy.

What is a sprain?

A sprain is a fairly common injury resulting from a twist, fall, or sudden jolt to a joint. These actions damage the ligament, the tissue that holds two joints together. To rule out other possible injuries and prevent the injury from worsening, it is important to get examined by a professional as soon as possible.

Signs of a sprain

Bruising, swelling, pain, and stiffness are common symptoms of a sprain. It can occur in the ankle, knee, foot, arm, or other Joint. Your doctor at Express Emergency Room Abilene will examine the area to determine the sprain grade and your best course of treatment.

Treatment for sprains

Your doctor may recommend any of the following to treat a sprain:

1. Resting the injured area

2. Elevating the joint

3. Applying ice (with a barrier cloth) 4-8 times a day

4. Using specially designed compression bandages

5. Medication for the pain and swelling

6. Using crutches or a cane during the sprained foot, knee, or ankle treatment

If you have been injured in Abilene, TX, whether it is a fracture or a sprain, visit Express Emergency Room Abilene for prompt, effective treatment.

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