Fractures & Trauma Specialist

Bahri Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic

Orthopedic Surgeons located in Jacksonville, FL

Bone trauma – including fractures – can be a major cause for concern and requires immediate medical attention to prevent further damage and pain. The specialists at Bahri Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, offer comprehensive trauma and fracture care to help you heal. For more than 30 years, the team has provided compassionate, quality care for all types of fractures. To schedule a visit, call or book online now.

Fractures & Trauma Q & A

What are the signs of bone trauma or fractures?

Fractures tend to be very painful and prevent you from moving the injured area. Bone trauma – including bone bruising – is similar, though less severe. Signs of fractures include:

  • Swelling and tenderness around the injury
  • Bruising
  • Deformity

Severe fractures may protrude from the skin and require emergency care to reduce the risk of infection.

Are there different types of fractures?

Yes, fractures can occur in any bone in the body and present different levels of severity depending on their locations and the structures involved. Common types of fractures include:

  • Hip fractures
  • Long bone fractures, including the bones of the arms and legs
  • Wrist fractures
  • Fractures of fingers and toes
  • Clavicle fractures
  • Vertebral fractures
  • Rib fractures
  • Fractures of the foot and heel

If you have signs of a fracture, contact the team for treatment immediately.

How are fractures treated?

The team at Bahri Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Clinic determines the specific treatment for your fracture depending on the severity of the fracture and the amount of damage to the bone or bones involved. Treatment is divided into two categories:

Non-operative techniques

Non-operative techniques are used for pediatric patients and those with displaced or angulated fractures. Non-operative techniques may also include a closed reduction procedure to bring the displaced bones closer together before splinting or casting.  

Fractures in children may be less severe than adult fractures since their bones are naturally more flexible and contain more cartilage, rather than hard bone. Children do well with non-operative techniques since their bones are in a natural growth phase and generally heal well with splinting or casting.

Operative techniques

Operative techniques are used for severe fractures or those fractures that don’t heal properly with a non-operative technique. The team determines if an operative technique is best for you based on certain criteria, including:

  • Stability of fracture
  • Location of the fracture near a joint
  • Injury to muscles, tendons, or ligaments
  • Multiple fractures in the same area
  • Your age
  • Your overall health

Operative techniques are used to preserve movement of joints in the treatment area and reduce the risk of chronic stiffness after you’ve healed.

Get reliable fracture and trauma care from the experts at Bahri Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Clinic by calling or booking online now.

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