Every year, more than 1 million people in the United States suffer a fracture. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Aleksandr Khaimov, DO, provides treatment for various fractures at Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, P.C. in Forest Hills, New York. If you think you have a fracture, call or book an appointment online right away.
A fracture is another name for a broken bone. Although your bones are strong enough to support your body, they can break when met with too great a force. Dr. Khaimov provides complete care for many types of fractures, including:
There are many ways your bones can break. At Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, Dr. Khaimov treats basic fractures that involve a crack in the bone. He doesn’t provide care for complex, high-energy trauma fractures that may cause the bone to become impacted or shatter into many pieces.
Fractures happen when a force stronger than your bone changes the shape of that bone. This may occur suddenly, like during a sports injury or car accident, or it may result from repetitive stress, such as running.
In some cases, fractures may be due to osteoporosis, a medical condition that weakens your bones. Osteoporosis can cause your bones to break in instances where they normally wouldn’t. This condition is a common cause of hip fractures among older adults.
Fractures that occur suddenly usually cause immediate, intense pain. In addition to pain, you may experience the following signs and symptoms of a fracture:
Because fracture symptoms are similar to those of other injuries, such as a sprain, it’s critical to get an accurate diagnosis. Call Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care as soon as you suspect a fracture.
First, Dr. Khaimov carefully evaluates your overall condition and assesses the extent of your injury. He asks you to describe how you got hurt and reviews your medical history.
X-ray imaging tests are the most common way to diagnose a fracture. These tests can reveal whether the bone is broken as well as the location and severity of the fracture.
Depending on the type of fracture you have, Dr. Khaimov may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
For expert treatment of basic fractures, call Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, P.C. or book an appointment online today.