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Bones are strong, but can bend slightly in response to pressure. When the pressure exceeds a bone’s ability to withstand it, the bone fractures or breaks. About six million Americans break a bone each year.
Use the Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican online waiting service, InQuicker, to select your estimated arrival time at the emergency room for broken bones and fractures in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.
Different types of fractures include:
Most broken bones heal without problems over several weeks. Others are more serious and require lengthy healing and rehabilitation.
Not sure when to go to the emergency room? Common symptoms of fractures include:
If you have one or more of these symptoms, visit an ER near you. Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican has a Level III Trauma Unit at our Siena Campus, providing advanced care for all types of injuries.
There are three basic causes of broken bones:
The basic principle of healing any broken bone is the same: put the pieces back into position and keep them there while the bone repairs itself. For some fractures, this is a simple process. However, sometimes surgery is necessary to accomplish this goal.
Treatment options include:
Dignity Health - St. Rose Dominican provides emergency services, including treatment for broken bones and fractures, in Las Vegas and Henderson, NV.