in Kansas City
What is the difference between a fracture and a break?
Fractures and broken bones are the same thing. These are almost always due to an injury. There are many different types and patterns of breaks. Many of these can be treated without surgery and occasionally require “setting” the break. However, some breaks need surgery which can involve placing pins, plates, or screws across the fracture. Motus is here to help you with broken bones in Kansas City.
How do I know if I have a broken bone?
Signs and symptoms of a broken bone can be a pain, bruising, and swelling at the site of the injury, loss of movement or inability to bear weight. The best first test for looking for a broken bone is an x-ray. Certain types of fractures require additional testing such as a CT scan or MRI.
Will my broken bone need surgery?
Once the type and pattern of the break are diagnosed, Motus can determine whether you require splinting, bracing, casting, or surgery. Should you require surgery, Motus will promptly refer you to one of the many terrific local orthopedic surgeons, or to the surgeon of your choice. Motus is here to ensure that your broken bones in Kansas City are diagnosed and treated correctly the first time around.