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Fracture Care

HEALING BROKEN BONES IN PAOLA, LEAWOOD, AND GARNETT

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There are exactly 206 bones in the human body. Considering that there are so many different bones and we live for so long, the chance that you’ll break or fracture at least one in your lifetime is fairly high. Sometimes this can happen without even realizing it right away. If you believe that you’ve broken or fractured a bone, it’s important to seek treatment from Mid-America Orthopedics so that we can ensure the bone heals properly and quickly. Our experienced orthopedic doctors can also help you with pain management as well.

Symptoms of a Broken Bone

FRACTURE TREATMENTS IN KANSAS CITY

No two fractures are exactly alike, so treatment should always be tailored to each one. At Mid-America Orthopedics, our physicians deliver patient-specific care that reflects the uniqueness of your fracture and your goals for recovery.

Depending on the location and severity of your broken or fractured bone, your custom treatment plan may include:

Many fractures are treated without the need for surgical intervention. Typically, casts or splints are used to hold fractures in place which gives the bone time to grow back together. The healing process usually takes between six to eight weeks in total, during which time you will need to rest as much as possible.

For fractures that have caused bones to become misaligned, are complex, or those that have entered a joint surface may need surgery. At Mid-America Orthopedics, surgery is recommended when we know it’s the best way to restore normal orientation to the bone and offers the patient the best chance of healing fully. Surgery for a broken leg, for instance, is just one of the many procedures we perform here at Mid-America Orthopedics.

After a broken bone is adequately healed, your orthopedic surgeon will refer you to a physical therapist local to you in the Kansas City area. Physical therapy helps patients regain the strength and mobility that they may have lost during their healing period. Muscles can become atrophied or stiff while wearing a brace, cast, or splint, so going through physical therapy is a completely normal part of the process for someone who has experienced a bone break or fracture. Physical therapists at MAO are excellent at helping patients regain their function after injury.

If you believe you are suffering from an injury such as a broken bone or wrist fracture, the first step is to reach out to the team at Mid-America Orthopedics. We have some of the best orthopedic surgeons and doctors in the Kansas City area with several decades of combined experience.

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There are 206 bones that make up the human skeleton.  Our bones provide the rigid structure our body needs to allow us to do the activities we love to do.  Given such a large number of bones, it should not be a surprise that most people will sustain a broken bone, also called a fracture, at some point in their life.  Signs and symptoms of fractures include pain, swelling, bruising, or change in alignment.  There are many reasons fractures can happen.  From high energy trauma such as car accidents and sports injuries to simple trips and falls, broken bones occur commonly and often unexpectedly.  It’s important to have someone you can call in case of emergency to help you navigate a significant disruption in your life.  

No two fractures are exactly alike, and their treatment should be tailored to each individual break.  At Mid-America Orthopedics we strive to deliver patient specific care that reflects not only the uniqueness of your fracture, but also the goals and aspirations each person strives to obtain.  Fortunately, many fractures can be treated without surgery.  In order to encourage bone healing, casts or splints are used to hold fractures in place.  This gives the bone time to grow back together.  As typical bone healing time may take up to six to eight weeks, a period of limiting lifting or walking may be necessary to ensure the bones heal in the correct alignment.  Some fractures do require surgery.  If the alignment is poor or the fracture enters a joint surface, surgery can restore the normal orientation of the bone or joint and offer the best chance of appropriate healing. 

While holding the bone in a cast or splint encourages healing, it also leads to atrophy of the muscles and stiffness in the joints.  Once the fracture has healed, physical therapy may be recommended to regain mobility and strength lost during the healing process.  Working with expert physical therapists who work one-on-one with you during this critical stage in your recovery is a vital part of getting you back to the activities you enjoyed prior to your injury.         

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Our team of orthopedic doctors near you specializes in helping you heal and recover from broken bones.

dr craig yager

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Craig Yager

dr eckland

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Christopher Eckland

dr michael dempewolf

Orthopedic Surgery & Sports Medicine

Dr. Michael Dempewolf

dr pat do

MAO Founder & Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. Pat Do

We treat fractures in:

  • Clavicle (collarbone)
  • Humerus (leg)
  • Radius (arm)
  • Ulna (arm)
  • Hand and wrist
  • Hip
  • Femur (leg)
  • Patella (knee cap)
  • Tibia (leg)
  • Fibula (leg)
  • Ankle
  • Foot

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