Fractures in New Jersey
Whether your bone fracture occurred in your foot or ankle, the professionals at Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons based in Cedar Knolls, NJ are equipped to handle all your rehabilitation needs.
What is a Fracture?
A fracture, also referred to as a broken bone, occurs when the continuity of the bone is broken, often due to an external force.
There are two types of foot fractures: stress fractures and general bone fractures.
Stress fractures are like tiny cracks in the bone surface. They can happen with sudden increases in exercise (such as running or walking for longer distances or times), improper training techniques or a change in surfaces.
General bone fractures refer to fractures that extend through the bone. These fractures usually result from trauma, such as dropping a heavy object on your foot, or from a twisting injury.
Since the foot and ankle are so complex, it is important to have an expert examine your injury to determine the true nature of the problem.
Signs & Symptoms
- Bruising (in some cases)
Benefits of Fracture Treatment
Whether they occur in your feet or elsewhere on your body, bone fractures are typically painful. If severe enough, they can also tear surrounding tissue and lead to bleeding and intense muscle spasms. As such, having your fracture treated by the professionals at Advanced Foot & Ankle can provide benefits such as:
- Greatly reducing pain, swelling, and bleeding.
- State-of-the-art equipment can ensure an accurate diagnosis and faster recovery times.
How is Treatment for Fractures Performed?
The severity and treatment of the fracture will determine treatment methods. If you suspect that there is a fracture, you need to seek help from a doctor. The doctor will perform tests to determine if the break is clean or not.
- If the fracture is an open break where the bone has come apart or the bone is visible through the skin, then emergency treatment might be required. This may include surgery or immediate casting.
- A closed or open reduction are also options. The reduction involves the alignment of the ends of the bone. Metal supports of screws, rods and plates are used to stabilize the fracture.
- In some situations, a splint is sufficient for treating a fracture. After the fracture has been treated, rehabilitation might be needed so that weight can be placed on the area again as it was before the fracture.
Preparing for Fracture Treatment
For the most part, bone fractures are sudden occurrences and may not provide you with much time to prepare for your treatment.
A good rule of thumb is to bring your medical insurance card with you to the Advanced Foot & Ankle office, as well as a list of known allergies and/or any special accommodations you will need during your visit.
If this is a follow-up visit related to your foot or ankle fracture, your physician will provide you with detailed information regarding any necessary preparations.
Fracture Treatment Recovery
Your physician will discuss your recovery requirements well in advance of your treatment, as well as afterward in order to remind you, and to address any additional questions you may have.
What Makes Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons Unique
Our doctors evaluate your individual needs and offer personalized treatment programs designed to get you back on your feet as soon as possible. Motivated in taking on complex challenges, Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson are the surgeons of choice for foot and ankle treatments in Cedar Knolls, NJ, and Northern NJ.
Dr. Mark Solomon serves as the team podiatrist for the New York Jets. Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson offer an unsurpassed ability to diagnose and treat sports-related foot and ankle conditions/injuries. In addition, Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons has been voted the top podiatrist in Morris County.
How Much Does Fracture Treatment Cost?
Advanced Foot & Ankle Surgeons accept Medicare and Atlantic Health System’s local health insurance. We are considered an out-of-network provider with other insurance plans.
Some insurance plans include an out-of-network provision. If your insurance plan has this provision, it is likely to cover a portion of the eligible charges. As a courtesy, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will submit your claims on your behalf.
If you do not have medical insurance, our knowledgeable and friendly office staff will review the various payment options we offer. We offer CareCredit® financing and accept major credit cards.
It is ultimately the patient’s responsibility to know and understand what services are covered under their individual insurance policy.
Board certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery and Fellows of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, both Dr. Solomon and Dr. Stinson represent a new generation of foot and ankle specialists.
Contact us to schedule your initial appointment today!