Pediatric Fracture Treatment in Edison, NJ

What Is a Fracture?

A fracture signifies a break in the bone. Although typically very small, these fractures can result in a large amount of pain and potential complications.

The pediatric orthopedists with Atlantic Pediatric Orthopedics are members of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and have extensive experience treating and diagnosing children with fractures. If you think your child may have suffered a bone fracture in the Red Bank or Edison area, contact Atlantic Pediatric Orthopedics today to schedule an appointment. We see patients from Red Bank, Edison, Shrewsbury, Tinton Falls, New Brunswick, and Woodbridge Township.

What Are The Types of Bone Fractures?

There are several different types of fractures that a person can have, such as:

  • An oblique fracture
  • A stable fracture
  • A compound fracture
  • A comminuted fracture
  • A transverse fracture

It is important to seek professional treatment for a fracture to set the bone properly before it begins to heal. A bone that has healed abnormally will almost certainly cause long-term pain and discomfort for the patient.

What Causes a Fracture?

A fracture occurs when a force exerted on a bone is stronger than the bone can structurally withstand. The force can cause the bone to bend, crack, or break. Fractures can occur because of a traumatic incident, such as a fall or as extreme as a car crash.

Seeking Treatment for A Fracture in Shrewsbury and Edison, NJ

In general, if you notice constant pain, even if it is dull, lasting longer than 1-2 days, you should seek medical attention. A fracture may not immediately cause a lot of pain, but it can all too easily lead to future health complications or an increased likelihood of a more severe injury.

Schedule an Appointment in Edison or Shrewsbury, NJ Today

Here at Atlantic Pediatric Orthopedics, we know that accidents can happen to your child when you least expect it. Instead of going to the expensive, time-consuming ER, our orthopedic team will provide you with the specialized care you need, so you can get back to daily activities as soon and safely as possible.

If you think your child may have a fractured bone, contact our offices in Edison and Shrewsbury today by calling (732) 544-9000 to set up an appointment right away.