Fractures

broken-leg

Are you concerned that you may have a fractured bone?

If you’re experiencing pain, swelling, or bruising as a result of a fall or other trauma and you’re unable to put weight on the injured area, you may have a fracture.

Fractures, also known as broken bones, generally occur because of a high-force impact or trauma. No matter the cause, if you’ve got a fracture, the broken pieces of your bone need to be put back together (or set) and need rest and immobilization to properly heal.

Although there are many different types of fractures, there are four main categories: displaced, non-displaced, open, and closed fractures.

A displaced fracture is a bone break in which the fragments are separated and are no longer in alignment. In a non-displaced or stable fracture, the broken ends of your bone line up and or are barely out of place. An open or compound fracture exists if your broken bone pierced the skin at the time of the break. A closed fracture is a broken bone that has not penetrated the skin.

Doctors will often order an X-ray or in some cases an MRI or CT scan to confirm the fracture and develop a treatment option.

Plaster or fiberglass casts – or an immobilizing brace – are the most common ways to treat a fracture. Most broken bones heal successfully once they’ve been repositioned and immobilized. Normally the fractured bone area is immobilized for two to eight weeks; the duration depends upon which bone is affected and whether you have any additional medical issues such as a blood supply problem or an infection. If a broken bone has been aligned properly and kept immobile, the healing process is usually straightforward.

Signature Medical Group’s practitioners are board-certified orthopedic surgeons whose expertise, experience, and leadership in their profession translate into exceptional medical care and treatment for you.

If you or your loved one has experienced an injury that you suspect has resulted in a broken bone, contact one of our St. Louis or Kansas City orthopedic specialists to be evaluated and treated.

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Doctors

Listed below are Signature Medical Group physicians who diagnose and treat this condition.

Patrick J. Reardon, MD

Patrick J. Reardon

St. Louis, MO

  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip and Knee
  • Orthopedics
  • Shoulder

Suzanne G. Elton, MD

Suzanne G. Elton

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Radmila Samardzija, DPM

Radmila Samardzija

Kansas City, KS

  • Podiatry
  • Foot and Ankle

Robert H. Sigmund, MD

Robert H. Sigmund

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Sports Medicine

Nathanael S. Olson, DO

Nathanael S. Olson

St. Louis, MO

  • Hand and Wrist
  • Orthopedics

Christopher W. Palmer, DO

Christopher W. Palmer

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Trauma

Robert G. Medler, MD

Robert G. Medler

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
  • Pediatric Orthopedics
  • Shoulder and Elbow
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

John S. Bleazard, DO

John S. Bleazard

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement

J. Clinton Walker, MD

J. Clinton Walker

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Stephen V. Hiatt, MD

Stephen V. Hiatt

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Kenneth (Buck) S. Smith, MD

Kenneth (Buck) S. Smith

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Foot and Ankle
  • Sports Medicine
  • Trauma

Nathan M. Fisher, DO

Nathan M. Fisher

St. Louis, MO

  • Orthopedics
  • Hand and Wrist
  • Shoulder and Elbow

Michael J. Latteier, MD

Michael J. Latteier

Overland Park, KS

  • Orthopedics
  • Hip and Knee
  • Joint Replacement
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Locations

Associated Podiatrists – Shawnee

Associated Podiatrists – Shawnee
7255 Renner Road
Suite 100
Shawnee, KS 66217
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913-321-0522

Associated Podiatrists – Belton

Associated Podiatrists – Belton
17067 South Outer Road
Suite 200
Belton, MO 64012
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913-321-0522

Signature Orthopedics - Chesterfield

Signature Orthopedics - Chesterfield
121 St. Luke’s Center Drive
Suite 302
Chesterfield, MO 63017
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314-849-0311

Associated Podiatrists

Associated Podiatrists
8919 Parallel Parkway
Suite 550
Kansas City, KS 66112
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913-321-0522

Associated Podiatrists – Leavenworth

Associated Podiatrists – Leavenworth
3550 S. 4th Street
Suite 282
Leavenworth, KS 66048
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913-321-0522

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic
10701 Nall Avenue
Suite 200
Overland Park, KS 66211
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913-381-5225

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic – Lee’s Summit

Kansas City Bone & Joint Clinic – Lee’s Summit
3151 NE Carnegie Drive
Suite B
Lee's Summit, MO 64064
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913-381-5225

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton

Signature Orthopedics - Fenton
1011 Bowles Avenue
Suite 100
Fenton, MO 63026
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314-849-0311

Signature Orthopedics - South County

Signature Orthopedics - South County
12639 Old Tesson Road
Suites 100 and 115
St. Louis, MO 63128
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314-849-0311