Fractures and Trauma

A bone fracture is a medical condition in which a bone is cracked or broken. It is a break in the continuity of the bone. While many fractures are the result of high force impact or stress, bone fracture can also occur as a result of certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis.

Fractures: Types and Treatment

Nonunions

Growth Plate Fractures

Stress Fractures

Hip

The thigh bone, femur, and the pelvis, acetabulum, join to form the hip joint. The hip joint is a “ball and socket” joint. The “ball” is the head of the femur, or thigh bone, and the “socket” is the cup shaped acetabulum.

The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular surface that allows pain free movement in the joint.

The cartilage cushions the joint and allows the bones to move on each other with smooth movements. This cartilage does not show up on X-ray, therefore you can see a “joint space” between the femoral head and acetabular socket.

Hip Fractures

Pelvis Fractures

Knee and Leg

Fractures of the Proximal Tibia

The tibia or shin bone is a major bone of the leg which connects the knee to the ankle. A tibial fracture is a break in the continuity of the shin bone (tibia).

Fractures of the Proximal Tibia

Shinbone Fractures

Pediatric Thighbone (Femur) Fracture

Thighbone (Femur) Fracture

Shoulder, Arm, Elbow

Broken Arm

Olecranon (Elbow) Fractures

Broken Collarbone

Radial Head Fractures

Elbow Fractures in Children

Shoulder Trauma

Forearm Fractures in Children

Fracture of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)

Foot and Ankle

The foot and ankle in the human body work together to provide balance, stability, movement, and Propulsion.

This complex anatomy consists of:

  • 26 bones
  • 33 joints
  • Muscles
  • Tendons
  • Ligaments
  • Blood vessels, nerves, and soft tissue

Ankle Fractures

Stress Fractures of the Foot and Ankle

Talus Fractures

Lisfranc (Midfoot) Fracture

Toe and Forefoot Fractures