BoneFractures- Urgent Care

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First Med Urgent Care: Fractures

With the warmer spring weather settling in, children’s sport activities such as little league baseball and soccer will be causing  kids to be more active outside. With these sporty activities comes more risk of your children falling or other traumatic events occurring. Sure, they’ve probably fallen before without a worry; kids just get back up and go along with their business. There are times, however; when falling can cause significant problems such as bone fractures. The definition of a bone fracture is the same as the term broken or cracked in that the bone is no longer intact.

For these types of injuries you should bring your child to the urgent care, because this is considered a medical emergency. Sometimes, though, you may not even know if your child has a fractured bone and may debate about going to the urgent care right away. So, what symptoms should you check for?

Here is a list of the main symptoms:

1.) Swelling or bruising over a bone.
2.) Pain in the injured area that gets worse with movement or pressure applied to the area.
3.) Deformity of injured area.
4.) This one is obvious: if the bone is protruding from the skin.

As long as the skin is not broken, the blood vessels and nerves are still working. That means there is a chance to go a little slower with decision making. For some fractures, operation is the only option, but for most of them the body is amazing at healing with a little help from urgent care doctors. Either way it is probably a good idea to not take too long to decide whether you should visit an urgent care, because timing does play an important role when it comes to caring for the broken bones.

Thus, if you think that you or someone you’re with may have fractured a bone then call your urgent care doctor or just come right in with no appointment necessary. We have the capability to provide you with an X-RAY due to our onsite lab. Even if it turns out that you don’t have a fractured bone, it is better to be safe than sorry, right? Here is our contact information page: click here.