Nicholas Jew, MD
Orthopedic Hand Surgeon and Upper Extremity Specialist & Hand & Wrist Surgeon located in Jackson, MS, Flowood, MS, & Madison MS
If you experience a broken bone or fracture, prompt treatment helps you heal quickly and return to everyday activities. At Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center in Madison, Jackson, and Flowood, Mississippi, orthopedic hand surgeon and upper extremity specialist Nicholas Jew, MD, can diagnose and treat bone fractures. Schedule a same-day appointment by phone or book online today.
Fractures Q & A
What are fractures?
Fractures are broken or cracked bones. You might experience fractures because of a sports injury, car accident, fall, or osteoporosis — a condition that causes weak and brittle bones. Proper treatment helps ensure fractures heal properly.
Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center offers same-day appointments for acute injuries.
What are the symptoms of fractures?
If you experience a fracture, you may notice the following symptoms:
- Severe pain Pain with movement
If you suspect a fracture in your arm, elbow, wrist, or hand, see Dr. Jew right away for a same-day appointment.
Ways to reduce your risk of fractures include:
- Consuming calcium-rich foods (milk, yogurt, etc.)
- Taking calcium and vitamin D supplements
- Getting regular exercise
- Avoiding repetitive movements
How does my doctor diagnose fractures?
To find out if you have a bone fracture, Dr. Jew reviews your symptoms and discusses your medical history. He examines your hand, wrist, and arm to look for signs of fractures — such as redness, swelling, warmth, and tenderness.
He might recommend you undergo X-rays, CT scans, or MRIs to make a final diagnosis and develop an effective treatment.
What are my fracture treatment options?
The severity of a fracture determines which type of treatment is the most appropriate. Dr. Jew personalizes fracture care based on your needs and lifestyle. He may suggest:
Resting your injury and immobilizing it with a splint or cast may help a fracture effectively heal without further intervention.
Taking medications can reduce pain and inflammation associated with a fracture.
In the case of a severe broken bone, Dr. Jew might recommend you undergo surgery to place plates, screws, or rods (internal fixation devices) and properly position broken bones while they heal.
After getting a splint or cast removed, physical therapy exercises and stretches can reduce stiffness, enhance the range of motion, and strengthen affected tissues.
Fractures require immediate medical attention. If you suspect you or a loved one has a fracture, call Mississippi Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center to schedule a same-day appointment or book one online today.