When you need immediate care for a Northville foot fracture, there is only one medical team to see: Orthopedic Surgery Specialists PLLC. This team of highly experienced orthopedic trauma experts will assess and treat your fracture quickly and effectively, minimizing your discomfort. At Orthopedic Surgery Specialists PLLC, we offer exceptional care for all of your emergency orthopedic and sports medicine needs. Our staff is trained in their respective fields and will ensure that your care exceeds your expectations. It is our goal to make your visit with us as pain and anxiety free as possible. When immediate care is needed for a trauma, come to the specialists at Orthopedic Surgery Specialists PLLC.
Fractures of the toes and forefoot are quite common. They can result from a direct blow to the foot, such as accidentally kicking something hard or dropping a heavy object on your toes, or from the overuse and repetitive stress that comes with participating in high-impact sports. This type of fracture is called a stress fracture. Although fracturing a bone in your toe or forefoot can be quite painful, the fracture rarely requires surgery. In most cases, a fracture will heal with rest and a change in activities. Fractures may either be non-displaced, where the bone is cracked but the ends of the bone are together, or displaced, where the end of the broken bones have partially or completely separated. They are also divided into closed fractures where the skin is not broken and open fractures where the skin is broken and the wound extends down to the bone. Open fractures are particularly serious because, once the skin is broken, bacteria can enter the wound and cause infection in the bone. Immediate treatment is required to prevent infection. Our expert team will evaluate your Northville foot fracture and come up with the best course of treatment.
During the Northville foot fracture exam, the doctor will assess the swelling, tenderness over the fracture site, bruising or discoloration, deformity, skin abrasions or open wounds and the loss of sensation which is an indication of nerve injury. Imaging studies will provide a confirmation of your foot injury. Treatment for a toe or forefoot fracture depends upon its location of type of fracture. Most broken toes can be treated symptomatically or by taping it to the adjacent toe. During this healing time, it may be helpful to wear a wider than normal shoe. A deformed or out of place toe may require a reduction or manipulation to put the bone back in place. For a metatarsal break, rest, icing, and elevation may help. Immobilizing the foot with a boot or cast may also be indicated. When you need immediate care of your foot fracture, turn to the experts in trauma care – Orthopedic Surgery Specialists PLLC.