A fracture can happen suddenly to anyone. Accidents or injuries can lead to a serious bone fracture. It is important to know that there is a whole team of orthopedic specialists ready to offer complex, comprehensive fracture care for trauma-related injuries at Palm Beach Orthopedic Institute.
A bone fracture is a condition in which the bone is cracked or broken. This can result from a fall, trauma or as a result of a medical condition like osteoporosis or arthritis. If you have a broken bone, you will likely experience swelling around the injury, bruising, and pain or tenderness around the area. The injured body part may also look somewhat out of place or bent, depending on the severity of the break.
With 15 physicians and 6 mid level providers treating patients in 4 locations throughout southeast Florida, we try our best to accommodate same day appointments.
If you visit an urgent care or emergency room prior to being seen at PBOI, please bring any imaging (ie x-rays) to your appointment.
Once diagnosed with a fracture, patients are placed under a 90 day global period. This global period includes any follow up appointments that pertain to the treated fracture.
*Coverage may vary with insurance.
In most cases, we are able to dispense durable medical equipment on-site that you may need to manage your fracture. Our highly skilled DME specialists will visit you in the exam room to take precise measurements.
Fracture care depends on the type of fracture, its location, and your symptoms. Oftentimes, your provider will recommend immobilizing the fracture to allow it to heal. This may involve a brace, sling, or cast. Your physician may recommend surgery if your fracture isn’t likely to heal properly on its own. By setting the bone properly during surgery, you’ll have the best chance of full healing, and of avoiding a re-injury in the future.
The team of experts at PBOI have one goal in mind: to encourage proper healing, restore your bone alignment, and get you back to full function. It is best to diagnose and treat a fracture immediately to prevent later complications like muscle atrophy, so don’t delay in getting the fracture care you need. Schedule your appointment by phone or text at 561-694-7776.