Bone fracture / broken bone

Bone fracture / broken bone

fractured_bonesIn case of a bone fracture or a broken bone, the continuous structure of the bone is no longer present anymore.

Symptoms bone fracture / broken bone

Subject to the location of the broken bone, very different symptoms can occur like pain, swellings, reddening, restricted or excessive range of motion or even bumps or protruding parts of a bone. Some bones may also break with a loud cracking or grinding sound.

Causes bone fracture / broken bone

A bone fracture can have very different causes. A bone can break, for example, because of an external force during accidents, but also as a result of long-term strain, overload or false execution of sports or work activities. Age and genetic factors like soft or porous bones play a role. Bone fractures may also become more likely if persons suffer from osteoporosis or bone tumors.

Diagnostics bone fracture / broken bone

In case of an assumed bone fracture, a comprehensive orthopedic examination is carried out often accompanied by imaging procedures like X-raying, CT or MRI. Especially an MRI examination can help differentiate different injuries and also examine adjacent muscles, tendons, ligaments or inner organs.

All examinations can be carried out at Beta Klinik. Read more about our diagnostics

Therapy bone fracture / broken bone

Therapy options range from drugs, immobilization by using casts, splints or ortheses, physiotherapy and strengthening of the musculoskeletal system to the usage of implants, screws, prostheses or even concrete (also read vertebral fracture).

At Beta Klinik, we treat the below-mentioned bone fractures according to the modern biological osteosynthesis:

  • fracture next to the hand (distal radius fracture)
  • forearm fracture
  • metacarpal fracture
  • humeral/humerus fracture
  • ankle joint fracture
  • fracture of the metatarsal bone / metatarsus and the toes
  • arthroscopically assisted treatment of fractures near knee and shoulder