Total Ortho Express in Massapequa and Deer Park is a fast, easy, and convenient option for patients with orthopedic injuries. While most patients know that minor injuries like strains and sprains can be effectively treated at orthopedic urgent cares, it is relatively unknown that many fractures can also be treated. If you or someone you know sustains any of the injuries mentioned in this post, you can save yourself time, money and stress by choosing Total Ortho Express over the emergency room or traditional urgent care.

*It should be noted that patients who have open fractures, which are fractures that involve fractured bone breaking through the skin, and fractures sustained during major and traumatic accidents should seek emergency medical treatment over an orthopedic urgent care clinic.

Hand Fractures at Total Ortho Express

The hand is made up of five metacarpal bones. When patients fall on a closed fist or punch a solid object with a closed fist, any of the bones can fracture. The most common type of hand fracture is called a boxer’s fracture. This injury is a fracture of the 4th and/or 5th metacarpal(s) due to punching a solid object. Patients with boxer’s fracture and other hand fractures can be seen at an Total Ortho Express. A physical examination will be performed and x-rays will be taken. Once an official diagnosis is made, a treatment plan that usually consists of reduction, immobilization in a cast, splint, or brace will be performed.

Distal Radius Fractures at Total Ortho Express

The radius is the larger of the two forearm bones. The section of the radius closest to the wrist is known as the distal radius. Distal radius fractures usually occur because of a fall on an outstretched arm. The majority of distal radius fractures can be treated non-operatively using immobilization. Some distal radius fractures that extend into the wrist joint (intra-articular fractures) require surgical intervention. Distal radius fractures can be seen at Total Ortho Express. If non-operative treatment is the course of action that the orthopedic specialist recommends, a reduction (realigning the fracture) followed by a cast, splint, or brace can be put on the patient at the clinic. If operative treatment is necessary, surgery can be scheduled for a future date with one of our Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons and a splint can be applied to help protect the fracture.

Ankle fractures at Total Ortho Express

Ankle fractures are very common. Ankle fractures that do not occur during traumatic accidents like car wrecks or a fall from a very high area can be seen atTotal Ortho Express. Non-operative treatment options of ankle fractures require immobilization. If surgery is needed to treat an ankle fracture, it can be scheduled for a future date with one of our Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeons.

If you sustain an orthopedic injury and need immediate medical attention, make things easy on yourself by choosing Total Ortho Express. Your injury will be diagnosed and treated by an orthopedic specialist and you will recover quickly. Our convenient locations in Massapequa and Deer Park and flexible hours ensure that treatment is always available to you should you need it!