Orthopaedic & Rehabilitation Centers
Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine located in Lincoln Square & Wicker Park, Chicago, IL
More than one million fractures happen every year in the United States. If this statistic includes you, seek treatment right away to increase your chances of making a full recovery. The experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers in Lincoln Square and Wicker Park, Chicago, diagnose and treat fractures to get you on the road to recovery quickly. Schedule an appointment by phone or online with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers at the first sign of a fracture.
Fractures Q & A
What are fractures?
Fractures are broken bones. You might experience a fracture from a sports injury, fall, car accident, overuse, or osteoporosis.
Fractures change the shape of your bone and often happen with high impact force. They commonly occur in the spine, wrist, hip, hands, fingers, ankles, and feet. If you experience symptoms of a fracture, seek medical care right away.
What are the symptoms of fractures?
The following signs and symptoms often indicate a fracture:
- An obvious deformity
- Intense pain
- Tingling or numbness
- Problems moving a limb
If you suspect a fracture in any part of your body, the orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers review your medical history and symptoms and examine the affected area. They use imaging procedures, such as X-rays, MRIs, bone scans, or CT scans, to diagnose your injury.
How are fractures treated?
The basis of your personalized fracture treatment plan depends on the type and severity of your injury. Your orthopaedic surgeon might recommend:
Ice and elevation
Immediately following a fracture, your doctor recommends applying ice to the area and keeping it elevated to minimize pain and swelling.
In the case of non-surgical treatment for a fracture, your orthopaedic specialist realigns your bone if necessary and places a splint, or fiberglass or plaster cast, around the injured area for at least 2-3 weeks.
Traction, which involves stabilizing, stretching, and realigning a fracture using traction tape or a system of weights, pins, and pulleys, might be necessary to realign a bone.
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections use platelets from your blood to speed up recovery without surgery or downtime.
If your fracture is severe, surgery might be necessary in order to make a complete recovery. Your orthopaedic surgeon makes an incision near the fracture site and might place plates or screws into the bone to realign it and stabilize fractured fragments. Your doctor stitches the area closed and immobilizes repaired bone with a cast or splint.
After a fracture heals, your doctor might recommend physical therapy with the onsite therapists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers to strengthen the affected area and accelerate healing.
Don’t let pain associated with a fracture linger and cause complications. At the first sign of a fracture, schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers over the phone or online today.
Do your knees ache with every step you take? Is your shoulder so stiff in the morning that it refuses to move? Have you considered having a joint replacement surgery, but aren’t sure if it’s right for you? Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers' highly trained team can help you determine if a joint replacement is suitable for you.
More than one million fractures happen every year in the United States. If this statistic includes you, seek treatment right away to increase your chances of making a full recovery. The experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers diagnose and treat fractures to get you on the road to recovery quickly.
Sports injuries are common, but getting the proper care needed to make a full recovery is essential if you’re an athlete. The specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer comprehensive sports medicine services to get you back on the rink, court, or field as quickly as possible.
Pain and Injuries Treated
Ankle & Foot Injuries
Ankle and foot injuries are common, especially if you play sports or have a chronic disease. Schedule an appointment with Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers to learn more about your options.
Shoulder injuries occur in your shoulder joint, which connects your torso to your upper arm. The joint is made up of bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and cartilage. Shoulder injuries are common, but you don’t have to live with the pain they often cause.
Knee pain is common, affecting most people at some point within their lifetime. Whether knee pain is due to an injury or degeneration associated with a disease, the experienced orthopaedic specialists at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offer solutions.
Hand and Wrist Pain
Hand and wrist pain can disrupt your life, causing problems with work, leisure-time activities, and ordinary daily routines. If you have persistent hand and wrist pain, it’s time to find out why and determine how to stop it.
Back & Neck Pain
While common, neck and back pain can significantly diminish your quality of life. Fortunately, help is within reach at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers. The skilled medical team finds the root cause of your discomfort and treats it to give you the relief you deserve.
If you struggle to walk because of persistent hip pain, it’s time to consider your options for treatment. The team at Orthopaedic and Rehabilitation Centers offers comprehensive diagnostic and treatment services to ease pain and restore your hip function based on your individual needs.
Elbow pain often results from overuse, and can significantly affect your ability to play sports or complete simple everyday tasks. Our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer solutions to ease elbow pain and restore your quality of life.
Foot pain can drastically hinder your quality of life by limiting mobility. If you experience long-lasting or severe foot pain, our experienced orthopaedic specialists offer conservative, medicinal, and surgical options for treating foot pain to get you back on your feet.