Fracture Care

Bones can break easily. A fall, a car accident, or an injury at work can quickly send you to the nearest emergency room. You’ll need to see an orthopedic doctor as soon as possible to make sure your fracture is treated properly. Choose Tucson Orthopaedic Institute, and you’ll be back to normal in no time.

Common Types of Fractures

Fractures are classified based on how the bone is broken or cracked:

  • Complete Fracture: Bone is broken into separate pieces (clean break)
  • Partial Fracture: Bone is cracked (not completely broken)
  • Open Fracture: Bone is broken and penetrating the skin
  • Compound Fracture: More than one bone is broken

How do I know if it's broken?

Usually, you will know immediately if you've broken a bone. You may hear a snap or cracking sound. The area around the fracture will be tender, swollen, and hot to the touch. A limb may be deformed, or a part of the bone may puncture through the skin.

Learn more about fracture care in our patient education center.

We have several providers who offer prompt attention for fractures and other traumatic injuries. If you have a broken bone, pulled muscle, or infection, the doctor will order an X-ray and other appropriate imaging tests. You might need an MRI if the X-ray is inconclusive. Once the images are analyzed, the doctor can determine the best course of treatment.

Give us a call right now if you need fracture care. We have three convenient offices in greater Tucson and southern Arizona, as well as an after-hours clinic for urgent needs.

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After-Hours Clinic

Tucson Orthopaedic Institute - East Office
5301 E. Grant Road
Tucson, Arizona 85712
Phone: (520) 784-6200
Fax: (520) 784-6187
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute - Northwest Office
6320 N. La Cholla Blvd., Suite 200
Tucson, Arizona 85741
Phone: (520) 382-8200
Fax: (520) 297-3505
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Tucson Orthopaedic Institute - Oro Valley Office
1521 E. Tangerine Road, Suite 101
Oro Valley, Arizona 85755
Phone: (520) 544-9700
Fax: (520) 618-6060
Monday – Friday: 8 am – 5 pm