Fracture Care

Fractures generally heal very quickly in children. Most upper extremity fractures are treated by casting or splinting. Fractures that are displaced need to be reduced either manually or with surgery if there is severe displacement. Rods, pins, plates and screws may be used to stabilize a fracture. Fractures which penetrate through the skin need surgical intervention to prevent infection. Fractures involving the growth plate need immediate attention. Read More

  • The American Board of  Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Allegheny General Hospital
  • University of Pittsburgh  Medical Center
  • University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • American Society for Surgery of the Hand
  • American Association for Hand Surgery: AAHS
  • Alpha Omega Alpha