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Procedure - Fractures

A fracture is more commonly referred to as broken bone. At Ogden Clinic in Utah, our orthopedic specialists are familiar with a variety of fractures and the best way to treat them. The most common types of fractures that we see include breaks in the clavicle, wrist, hip, and ankle. When a fracture occurs a person will notice bruising, swelling, tenderness, or a deformity (where a limb looks out of place) around the injury. Fractures occur for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Overuse or stress fractures: Stress fractures are most common in athletes and result from repetitive motion that puts excess pressure on the muscles and bones.
  • Trauma: People most frequently fracture a bone during a traumatic event like a car accident or fall.
  • Osteoporosis: This condition weakens the structure of the bones and makes them more susceptible to breaks.

When patients come into Ogden Clinic for fracture treatment, one of our orthopedic specialists will generally use one of the following forms of treatment, depending on the location and severity of the fracture.

Functional Brace or Cast

This type of treatment is only used with certain kinds of fractures. A functional brace or cast still allows nearby joints some movement, while keeping the fractured bone in place during the healing process.

Cast Immobilization

The most common type of fracture treatment is cast immobilization with a cast made of fiberglass or plaster.

External Fixation

During an external fixation the broken bone is held together by metal pins or screws that are placed above and below the fracture, and then attached to a metal bar outside of the skin. The metal bar stabilizes the fracture while the bones heal.

Internal Fixation

With an internal fixation, the patient’s bones are repositioned into their normal alignment and then held to together with screws or metal plates. Sometimes the bone fragments are held together with a metal rod inserted through the marrow space in the center of the bone.

Traction

Traction is used for less severe fractures and works to align broken bones through gentle, yet steady pulling motions.

Don’t let your fracture go untreated! If you believe you fractured a bone during a recent injury, then come to Ogden Clinic today to meet with one of our orthopedic specialists in Utah.


Baranko, Brent, MD
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

Bledsoe, James, DO
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Bruce, Stephen, MD
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Bryant, Carrie, PA-C
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

Hall, Michael, MD
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

Johnston, Casey, PA-C
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

Martindale, Brett, MD
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300

Miconi-Correa, Lisa, FNP-BC
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Peterson, Bryce, MD
185 S 400 E
Bountiful, UT
801-298-4112

Severance, Michael, PA-C
5740 Crestwood Dr
Ogden, UT
801-479-7771

Shanafelt, Emily, FNP-C
3485 West 5200 South
Roy, UT
801-475-3900

Sorensen, Jeff, MD
4700 Harrison Blvd.
Ogden, UT
801-475-3300