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There are millions of broken bones each year. Any type of fracture (broken bone) can be painful and requires prompt medical attention and care. The orthopaedic specialists at the University of Chicago Medicine care for all types of fractures in children and adults. We specialize in treating complicated fractures that require highly focused care, particularly those that involve the joints in the ankle, knee, hip and elbow.
We treat patients who have breaks from falls, accidents or more. These injuries can be simple or complex and include:
Our orthopaedic experts also understand that fractures can have numerous complications, such as shock, blood clots, wounds and tissue damage. We know how to identify and treat these coexisting conditions.
Our orthopaedic team has extensive experience in non-surgical and surgical therapies for all types of fractures in any part of the body. Our services and treatments include:
Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgery
Bone mass peaks in the mid-30s and then slowly dwindles, so a misstep can mean a broken ankle, wrist, hip or spine. More than 2 million Americans age 50 or older suffer fragility fractures — broken bones related to osteoporosis — every year. Fragility fractures are seven times as common as heart attacks.