Traumatic Breaks

Traumatic breaks include fractures and dislocations caused by a traumatic event. Common causes of these injuries are car accidents, falls and sports.

These accidents often result in more than one injury and lengthy rehabilitation. Some of the most common fractures caused by trauma include:

  • Femor (thigh bone)
  • Tibia (shin bone)
  • Pelvis
  • Spine and spinal cord
  • Hand and upper extremity
  • Foot and ankle


Treatment for traumatic breaks can vary depending on the type, severity and location of the affected area, as well as the patient's overall health. It may include ice, rest and anti-inflammatory medication for mild fractures; casting or bracing for moderate fractures; or surgery for the most severe cases, including open fractures with wounds that need to be closed. Rehabilitation may also be needed to ensure proper healing.

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