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Each year, about six million Americans break a bone. Bones
are strong and can bend somewhat in response to pressure. When the pressure
exceeds a bone’s ability to withstand it, the bone can break, or fracture.
Some of the many types of fractures are:
Most broken bones are a temporary inconvenience and heal
without problems over several weeks. Some broken bones are more serious and
require lengthy healing and rehabilitation.
At Dignity Health, our dedicated doctors provide thorough
emergency treatment for broken bones in Arizona. Our Phoenix area hospitals are
located in Ahwatukee, Phoenix,
Chandler, Gilbert, Laveen, Goodyear, Surprise, Mesa, and Glendale.
Use our online InQuicker™ tool to select your estimated arrival time to your
nearest Dignity Health emergency room.
There are three basic causes of broken bones:
Common symptoms of a broken bone are:
The basic principle of treating any broken bone is to put
the pieces back into position and keep them there while the bone heals. For
some fractures, this is a simple process. Sometimes, surgery is necessary.
Treatment options for broken bones include:
For fractures that involve major joints, such as the hip or
shoulder, joint replacement may be part of the treatment plan.