Fractures and Sprain Treatment Questions and Answers
If left untreated fractures and sprains can cause lots of pain and discomfort. At NorthShore Orthopedics, our team of experienced doctors can provide you individualized care that is required for fractures and sprains to fully heal. For more information, call us or schedule an appointment online! We are conveniently located at 1827 Wells St #1 Wailuku, HI 96793.
Unfortunately for many active people, fractures and sprains are a common occurrence that can cause a lot of pain and discomfort, and stop you from living your everyday routine. Fractures involve a broken bone, while sprains are due to a torn or stretched ligament or tendon. Both injuries can be painful and debilitating, and require timely medical attention from an orthopedic expert in order to be healed effectively.
How can NorthShore help with a sprain or fracture?
At NorthShore Orthopedics in Wailuku, HI our team of medical professionals offers the top-quality orthopedic care that is required for fractures and sprains to fully heal. We know that it can be a stressful time when someone in the family suffers from injuries, which is why we provide timely and stress-free care for patients of all ages in the Wailuku area. Our orthopedic expert, Dr. Soma, has years of experience in orthopedic surgery and can provide the appropriate diagnostics and treatment strategy for a wide variety of sprains and fractures. Our clinic offers state of the art technologies throughout the week and works with every patient to provide individualized care for specific medical needs.
What are the next steps if I have a sprain or fracture?
One of the first steps to understand your fracture or sprain is through a diagnostic imaging procedure, such as an X-ray or MRI. These techniques allow our medical team to better understand your injury, and provide the appropriate treatment strategy from there. If you have a fracture, a surgery may be necessary to reset the bone, or you may require rest and immobilization. For sprains, rest is required and may require surgery if it is a serious sprain. Dr. Soma will work with you to find the best medical solution for your fracture or sprain, and guide you throughout the process so you understand your injury and the treatment options available. Our goal at NorthShore Orthopedics is to get you back in great shape as soon as possible, and help you avoid pain and discomfort by providing the best possible orthopedic care. We offer the newest technologies at our Wailuku clinic and have a friendly and experienced team of medical experts on site throughout the week.
How does a doctor identify and diagnose a fractured knee?
The first step in appropriately diagnosing a broken knee is a physical examination during which your doctor will feel the patella and evaluate any swelling or bruising that may be visible. The most important step will be to have x-rays taken of your knee, so your doctor can see the extent of the fracturing in the bone.
When should I see a doctor for a sprain or fracture?
If you or your loved one believe that a fracture or sprain has happened, then it is important to receive the best medical care in the Wailuku area. You can schedule an appointment with Dr. Soma at NorthShore Orthopedics through our website or by calling us today. Our team of compassionate medical providers is happy to answer any questions that you may have about fractures, sprains, and a wide variety of other orthopedic injuries or illnesses.
Request your appointment online or simply give us a call. We are conveniently located at 1827 Wells St #1, Wailuku, HI 96793. NorthShore Orthopedics is open Monday to Friday from 9am-4pm. We welcome you into our orthopedic clinic in Wailuku and hope to help you with all of your musculoskeletal needs as soon as possible. We serve patients from Wailea, Kihei, Hana, Lahaina, Kaanapali, Lana’i, Moloka‘i, Oahu, Kaua’i, and Hawai’i Island.