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Specific treatment for a fracture will be determined by your physician based on:
Your age, overall health, and medical history
The extent of the condition
Your tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
Expectations for the course of the condition
Your opinion or preference
The goal of treatment is to control the pain, promote healing, prevent complications, and restore normal use of the fractured area.
An open fracture (one in which the bone exits and is visible through the skin, or a deep wound that exposes the bone through the skin) is considered an emergency. Seek immediate medical attention for this type of fracture.
Treatment may include:
Splint/cast (immobilizes the injured area to promote bone alignment and healing to protect the injured area from motion or use)