Fracture Care

Healing Broken Bones in Paola, Leawood, and Garnett

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With 206 bones in the human body, there’s a good chance you’ll break – or fracture – at least one of them in your lifetime. If you think you’ve broken a bone, it’s important to seek medical care from Mid-America Orthopedics so you have the best chances of healing properly and quickly.

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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 bone, your custom treatment plan may include:

Many fractures are easily treated without surgical intervention. Casts or splints are used to hold fractures in place and give the bone time to grow back together, usually between six and eight weeks, as you rest. Fractures that have caused poor bone alignment, are complex, or those that have entered a joint surface may need surgery to restore normal orientation and offer the best chance of healing.

After a broken bone is adequately healed, your Kansas City area orthopedic surgeon will refer you to physical therapy, to help regain mobility and strength you lost from resting your injury. The brace, cast, or splint you wore during the healing process can cause muscle atrophy and stiffness, so physical therapy is one of the most important elements in recovering from a fracture.

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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.         

Mid-America Orthopedics Fracture Care

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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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