Treatments for Fractures

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A bone fracture can be tricky. Unless it's a compound fracture, which is obvious, you may think it's a sprain or bruise. Poor fusing by letting it heal without help can cause you lifelong trouble. Our orthopedic doctors can quickly diagnose your break and have you on the mend, ​the right way.

Your fracture is likely to require a cast. If there is internal damage or fragments, you may heal better with surgery. Whatever you need, many of our surgeons have special certifications in complex surgeries for the location of your break. Start here to get an idea of fracture treatments, then make your appointment for help.

Treatments We Provide

Fracture Surgery

When a fracture requires surgical repair, a surgeon who specializes in treating the area of your fracture will help you. He or she will insert pins, rods and/or screws to make sure the bone properly fuses back together. The pins, rods or screws also help preserve range of motion and stability.

Hand Therapy

Our Hand Therapy program provides specialized rehabilitation in treating pain and injuries of the hand, wrist, elbow or splinting. Our program includes one-on-one rehabilitation sessions as well as education to reduce the risk of further injury. Call us 616.267.0357.

MRI Diagnostics

By taking a series of images using magnetic resonance imaging (or a simple X-ray in some cases), your orthopedic doctor can see the exact location and the extent of any damage. 

Orthopedic Devices 

Modifying your shoe with an insert or wedge can help elevate your heel to reduce pain and strain.

Outpatient Rehabilitation

Outpatient rehabilitation services are offered in a variety of settings and locations to ensure you receive the best treatment options available. Conditions we treat range from sports-related injuries and post-surgical conditions to general sprains and strains from everyday living.

Physical Therapy

A physical therapist can teach you special exercises that strengthen nearby muscles and ease stress on connecting tendons and ligaments.

Prescription Pain Medicine

Pain medicine varies greatly. People respond differently to different medicines. You'll work closely with your doctor to find the best type.