OIP: Your Fracture Care Center in Central PA
Broken bones can occur to anyone at anytime and at any age. After you get initial care from the emergency room or urgent care, come to OIP’s Fracture Care Center in central PA. Our goal is to treat your bones so that full mobility is restored as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Most fractures are able to heal on their own after being set. However, for severe cases, surgery may be required to ensure complete restoration of function. The specialists at OIP can work with you to determine if conservative treatment is best, or if your injury requires surgical intervention. The cutting-edge techniques utilized by our fracture care specialists ensure your broken bones heal the way they should.
Patients of all ages, both pediatric and adult, trust OIP to serve as their bone fracture treatment center in the Harrisburg, central PA and beyond because of our conservative, patient-centric approach to medicine. Each member of our team, from our orthopedic and fracture specialists to our admittance and billing personnel, are dedicated to helping you get the bone fracture care you need to heal effectively.
Why Bone Fractures Happen to Children and Adults
Though we like to think of bones as solid and strong, they can be susceptible to breaking. Bone fractures may happen because of a wide range of stressors, including:
- Underdevelopment of bone material – This is seen in children when the bones have not fully formed and are forced to withstand physical stressors, causing them to fracture.
- Medical issues – Conditions such as osteoporosis can weaken the bones, making them more susceptible to fracturing. Malnutrition can also be a cause of weakened bones.
- Accidents – Sometimes, a bone fracture is simply the result of a major, accidental trauma to the bone. This is often seen in car accidents and falls.
- Sports injuries – It’s not surprising to hear that sports injuries can be a source of bone fractures. Athletes in both contact and non-contact sports may fracture a bone during practices or while competing.
No matter what caused your fracture, you can trust the specialists at OIP to treat you with the highest level of quality care. Fracture care has been a part of orthopedics since its inception. We can assess your injury and recommend a course of action that will help you recover as quickly as possible.
Types of Fractures
Although the word “fracture” implies that a bone is completely broken, a bone may actually only be partially fractured. The most common types of fractures we see include:
- Simple fracture – the pieces of broken bone are stable and well-aligned.
- Unstable fracture – fragments of the bone may be misaligned or misplaced.
- Compound fracture – also called an “open” fracture, this is when broken bones cut through the skin.
- Greenstick fracture – this unusual pediatric fracture is when bones bend without breaking.