Fracture Care: Pediatric and Adult

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.

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How We Work With Patients

When you come to OIP’s bone fracture treatment center in central PA after your fracture has initially been addressed at an urgent care or emergency room facility, we’ll advise you on the most advantageous and responsible type of treatment to re-strengthen your bone. This may include a combination of:

For pediatric patients, we work closely with both the child and the parent. We find that our young patients enjoy being treated by our orthopedic and fracture specialists because we understand how to discuss bone fractures in an age-appropriate way. Our goal is to make OIP a safe place for pediatric patients to come, and to ensure that their time with us is enjoyable.

Choose OIP for Your Fracture Care

Fractures happen. The effective treatment of broken bones is what our Harrisburg fracture care center does best. We work with you to find solutions that fit your needs and personal preferences. No matter what age you are, we will ensure your recovery is as smooth and painless as possible.

To request an appointment at our fracture care center, call 717-761-5530. You can also visit us online and fill out our appointment request form. At OIP, the health and well-being of you and your family are our priorities.