When you have had a medical trauma or emergency such as a fracture, you need immediate attention from a doctor skilled in emergency and trauma medicine. Dr. Vipul Dua, M.D. is a highly skilled and top orthopedic surgeon and trauma doctor in Manchester. He is someone who takes a personal interest in your wellness. He treats patients on an individual basis and believes in exploring the use of conservative treatments prior to surgical intervention. His practice provides state of the art nonsurgical and minimally invasive surgical care including arthroscopic procedures and robotic-assisted joint replacement procedures of the hip and knee, so that you may rapidly return to activity. His professional and friendly staff focuses on patient education, comfort, and quick recovery. In addition to trauma care, Dr. Dua offers comprehensive treatments to many orthopedic problems including fracture surgery.
The earlier you see the trauma doctor in Manchester, the better your outcome will be. A fracture is a broken bone. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractured crosswise, lengthwise, or in multiple pieces. The severity of a fracture depends on the force that caused the break. If the bone’s breaking point has been exceeded only slightly, then the bone may crack rather than break all the way through. If the force is extreme, the bone may shatter. If the bone breaks in such a way that bone fragments stick out through the skin, or a wound penetrates down to the broken bone, the fracture is called an open fracture. This type of fracture is particularly serious because once the skin is broken, infection in both the wound and the bone can occur. The doctor will take an x-ray and examine your fracture to determine what type of break you have. When the broken ends of the bone line up and are barely out of place it is called a stable fracture. In an open, compound fracture, the skin may be pierced by the bone or by a blow that breaks the skin. The bone may or may not be visible in the wound. A transverse fracture has a horizontal fracture line while an oblique fracture has an angled pattern to the break. In a comminuted fracture, the bone shatters in three or more pieces.
Immobilizing the break with a cast is usually the best course of care for a broken bone. In some instances, such as in severe trauma, the trauma doctor in Manchester will perform surgery using robotic technology. Plates may be implanted to stabilize the bone. Once the bone has healed and the cast is removed, you will have rehabilitation to restore strength, range of motion, and function to the affected muscles. No one plans for an emergency, but if one should occur, you can always rely upon prompt, compassionate care from Dr. Dua.