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Why Urgent Care Works for a Fracture

Why Urgent Care Works for a Fracture

by Alex Hirsch (SU)
A fracture – which is the same thing as a broken bone – happens when the physical force applied on the bone is more powerful than the bone itself, causing it to break.

Common Orthopedic Emergencies

Common Orthopedic Emergencies

by Crystal (SU)
Of the plethora of health conditions that send people to emergency rooms every year, a substantial amount are orthopedic emergencies. An orthopedic emergency is a severe problem in the musculoskeletal system – broken or damaged bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints.

Do I Need an X-ray for my Ankle Injury?

Do I Need an X-ray for my Ankle Injury?

by ih-pcn ih-pcn
Ankle sprains are common, and do not need to be x-rayed to be treated properly. However, pain or tenderness in certain locations in the foot, or the inability to walk on the foot without incredible pain are all signs that a fracture may have occurred. Fractures must be X-rayed to be properly diagnosed and treated by a physician.