1-877-MY DOC NOW (693-6266) 1-877-MY DOC NOW

Services

Check-in Online

Hours, Locations, Phone #

current estimated wait time:

current estimated wait time:

current estimated wait time:

current estimated wait time:

current estimated wait time:

current estimated wait time:

Health News and Tips

Stay Connected

IMMEDIATE CARE

strip
services - FRACTURES AND SPRAINS

FRACTURES

The human body has 206 bones. In a world full of falls, slips and trips it is not surprise how some of them get broken. Certain bones in particular break more than others. As soon as a bone breaks, it immediately begins to deposit calcium at the site of the fracture. Once healing is completed, the bones are just as strong as they were before the fracture.

Certain fractures are more conducive to self-healing than others. This is true for non-displaced fractures, where the fractured parts of the bone remains in alignment. If you have a displaced fracture, each side of the bone will need to be placed back into alignment before being set.

An open fracture is when you can visibly see the fractured bone sticking our of your skin in contrast a closed fracture is a fracture underneath the skin. Upon fracturing, bones may fragment into several pieces this is know as a comminuted fracture.  However there are times that the bone does not break at all but simply bends, as is the case with greenstick fractures (which are more common in pediatric cases).

The five most common fractures in adults are:

  • Ankle
  • Hip
  • Wrist
  • Arm
  • Collarbone or Clavicle

Fractures are diagnosed by X-rays that can be taken and read at the clinic on-site.

Pediatric

An increase in pediatric sporting events has been attributed to the increase in pediatric sporting injuries that we witness. There are nearly 3 million emergency department visits annually for pediatric-related sports injuries and that number is still on the rise.

One of the major challenges that we face in the diagnosis of acute fracture in the pediatric population is the presence of growth plates, which can mimic subtle hairline fractures. Salter Harris fractures refer to the acute fractures that involve the growth plates in skeletally immature patients.

The goal for treatment in Salter-Harris fractures is to obtain anatomic growth plate reduction to avoid growth arrest. The doctors at Marque Urgent Care can stabilize fractures and refer you to an orthopedic specialist with a copy of your X-ray.

SPRAINS

Sprains are a common problem physicians see in the urgent care. Most sprains are from an injury and about half result from playing sports. We commonly see them in teenagers and young adults.

Immediate treatment for sprains is elevation and ice. Decreasing the swelling will reduce pain and improve recovery time. Severe sprains may need to be X-rayed, especially if it is painful. Studies show that a brace or compression support is helpful for reducing swelling and time to return to activities. Evidence suggests that early mobilization as tolerated is better than prolonged rest to return to sports, long term stability and patient satisfaction.

Anti-inflammatory medicines like ibuprofen, Advil or Aleve may help with the swelling and pain. Physical therapy may be needed for significant sprains. Marque Urgent Care physicians can check severe sprains to access ligament stability.

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Google Plus

Follow Me on Pinterest
  • Learn about bipolar disorder in Jessica's informative article!

    Pinned: 25 Apr 2017
  • Protecting your eyes from the sun is just as critical as protecting the skin. The importance of sunglasses cannot be overstated, but not all glasses are equal. Learn more here! https://www.marquemedical.com/the-importance-of-wearing-sunglasses-by-bree-ogden/

    Pinned: 20 Apr 2017
  • Having healthy skin helps fight signs of aging, heals much faster, and fends off potential disease. Here are simple and natural home remedies for skin care: https://www.marquemedical.com/home-remedies-for-skin-care/

    Pinned: 18 Apr 2017
  • Plantar fasciitis is an inflammation to the plantar fascia ligament. It is an injury causing micro-tears to the ligament as it attaches to the heel bone or other areas of tightness on the sole of the foot. Learn more here: https://www.marquemedical.com/what-is-plantar-fasciitis-by-your-marque-team/

    Pinned: 13 Apr 2017
  • Tobacco use is a significant detriment to the general health of smokers and chewers. Despite the clear warnings about the dangers, cessation is challenging. Learn more from Dr. Stanton! https://www.marquemedical.com/electronic-cigarettes-lynn-stanton-m-d/

    Pinned: 11 Apr 2017
  • Here are tips and tricks to help shake off the stress of a day that is not going your way and get you back to your normal, happy self. https://www.marquemedical.com/how-to-turn-a-bad-day-around-by-bree-ogden/

    Pinned: 7 Apr 2017
  • Check out our April newsletter! It's filled with great articles written by Marque doctors and staff to keep you healthy this season: http://www.icontact-archive.com/KZpoqXr_ydUGT4Q0fkqeSWYyVhWqvbun?w=3

    Pinned: 6 Apr 2017
  • What is Osgood Schlatter disease? It's inflammation of the area just below the knee, where the tendon from the kneecap, attaches to the shinbone. Learn more in Ashley's informative article: https://www.marquemedical.com/osgood-schlatter-disease-by-ashley-terry/

    Pinned: 4 Apr 2017
  • Calcium is an essential mineral your body requires to function. It helps strengthen your bones and teeth, is used for blood clotting, as well as functions of the heart and nerves. https://www.marquemedical.com/the-benefits-of-calcium-by-your-marque-team/

    Pinned: 30 Mar 2017
  • The body needs a certain amount of water to work properly. In fact, a lack of water is the number one cause of daytime fatigue. Seventy-five percent of the U.S. population is chronically dehydrated. Learn about IV hydration therapy in Dr. Kiskila's Q. and A. https://www.marquemedical.com/q-and-a-with-dr-kiskila-this-months-topic-iv-hydration-therapy/

    Pinned: 28 Mar 2017