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Broken Bones

A broken bone can be a complete or partial break, which can be caused by trauma, overuse or diseases that weaken bones.

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What is a broken bone?

Sometimes called a fracture or crack, a broken bone is the result of your bone being injured. For extreme fractures, including compound fractures (if the bone has breached the skin), you should seek treatment at an emergency room or contact 911 for emergency treatment.

Common Types of Broken Bones

  • Stress fracture

  • Simple fracture

  • Buckle fracture

  • Compound fracture

  • Comminuted fracture

Symptoms of Broken Bones

  • Swelling, bruising or bleeding

  • Intense pain when pressure applied

  • Numbness and tingling

  • Limited mobility of limb

  • Limb noticeably out of place

When should you visit urgent care for broken bone treatment?

If you suspect that you or a loved one may have a broken bone, WellNow Urgent Care can help. Check in online or walk in to a WellNow location nearest you for testing and treatment.

This medical information has been reviewed for accuracy by Dr. Robert Biernbaum, Chief
Medical Officer for WellNow Urgent Care

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Injuries We Treat

WellNow Urgent Care can help when you or a family member is hurt. Our dedicated medical team will provide prompt, comprehensive and compassionate care to help you get better, faster.

This list contains are most frequently treated injuries. If you are experiencing pain from an injury not listed or are unsure of the source of your discomfort, visit a WellNow Urgent Care clinic near you or start a virtual care session.

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Abrasions (Scrapes)
Abscesses and Cysts
Animal Bites
Broken Bones
Cuts and Lacerations
Foreign Body Removal