Urgent Cares That Treat Fractures/Broken Bones
One of the most common reasons a patient will visit one of our Orange County urgent care facilities is to receive treatment for fractures or broken bones. As unfortunate as it may seem, bone fractures happen often to people of all ages. In fact, approximately 6.3 fractures occur every year in the U.S. alone. OSU
When it comes to broken bones, the culprit can be anything from brute force — a result of a sports injury or car accident — or certain conditions — like osteoporosis and bone cancer — that cause the bones to deteriorate. No matter the reason, though, it’s important to gain a better understanding of these injuries to find the best way to treat them. At Xpress, we also have onsite x-rays if necessary to provide a properly diagnosis and treatment in one visit.
What Are Fractures & How Do They Differ?
According to WebMd, the average person has 2 bone fractures in their lifetime. With this in mind, it’s likely you’ve experienced this type of injury before. A fracture — which is the medical term for ‘broken bone’ — usually occurs when the force exerted on the bone is greater than the bone itself.
As mentioned previously, these types of injuries are common in those who play physical sports or have gotten into an accident (at work, on the road, etc.). Fractures can refer to a bone that has been slightly cracked or completely broken and can be classified by different types, including:
- Stable – the most common and easiest to treat the type of fracture. A stable fracture occurs when the bone is broken but does not move out of place.
- Hairline – these types of fractures — which are also referred to as ‘partial fractures’ — occur when the bone is not completely broken or separated.
- Open, Compound – The worst type of bone fracture, which occurs when the skin is broken along with the bone.
What Are The Symptoms?
If you think you have a broken bone, it’s important to seek the right medical care immediately. The symptoms are usually hard to ignore and can include:
- Pain (especially when you attempt to put pressure on the bone)
Aside from these symptoms, you may also feel dizzy or faint. If you’re older, or have a medical condition that has caused your bones to deteriorate, a fracture is more common.
Bone Fracture Treatment in Orange County
At Xpress Urgent Care, we specialize in immediate treatment for broken bones and fractures in Orange County. We have 4 convenient locations to help provide the best care for most OC residents and visitors and are open 365 days a year from 8am – 8pm.
We’ll be able to diagnose your fracture properly with x-rays and get you on the path to feeling better. Check-in online now to get started!