Orthopedic Trauma & Fracture Care Plano, TX
Mend Your Fractured Bones
Because a sudden injury is never planned, getting timely, skilled orthopedic care can mean everything. So, when every moment counts, Dr. Michael Taba and the highly skilled staff at Advanced Orthopedics are here to help. We treat patients of all ages, and we can see urgent needs within 24 to 48 hours, or sooner if needed.
We offer the latest equipment and a wide range of treatment options in a positive, patient-comfort-focused environment. Our state-of-the-art techniques will heal your fracture and help get you back to the activities you enjoy as quickly as possible.
Caring for Broken Bones and Fractures
Bones are the hardest tissues in your body. Even so, your bones can split or break under too much pressure or force. A broken bone is called a fracture. Fractures can occur in a variety of ways. The most common causes of fractures are trauma, prolonged stress from repetitive stress, and bone-weakening diseases such as osteoporosis or tumors.
There are many types of fractures. They can range from a hairline crack to a bone that has broken into several pieces. Simple fractures may only require casting or splinting treatments. More complex fractures may need surgical intervention to align the bones for proper healing.
As an adult, you have over 200 bones in your body. Your bones vary in size and shape. For instance, your arms and legs contain long bones. A series of small bones, called vertebrae, make up your spine. Very small bones form your hands and feet. Some of your bones have curves, including your ribs and skull. All of your bones line up and connect to form your skeleton.
In addition to creating your body structure, your bones are live tissues that produce blood cells, form joints with muscles for movement, and protect your internal organs. Your bones change and grow like the other parts of your body.
Skilled Orthopedic Surgeon in Plano, TX
Treatment for a fracture depends on the type of fracture and the bones involved. The goal of treatment is to align the fractured bones to allow them to heal properly. When a bone is fractured, it produces a protective blood clot and callus at the ends of the bone, which create new bone cells and blood vessels that grow toward each other. Once the fracture is healed or closed, the callus is absorbed.
Your doctor will use an X-ray as a guide to “set,” or position, your bones. Some bones can be kept in place with a cast (which keeps bones from moving during healing). The hard surface of the cast protects the injury. Casts are made of a variety of materials. They are usually worn for about 1-2 months, depending on the type of fracture and the bone involved.
Our ultimate goal is to restore your health and function so you can get back to sports, work, and the activities you love, as quickly and safely as possible.
Comprehensive Trauma and Fracture Care
- Bracing and casting
- External and internal fixation
- Intramedullary rodding techniques
- Minimally invasive plating techniques
- Post-fracture care
- Spinal fractures to finger fractures
For prompt care of a sudden injury or fracture, contact the friendly staff of Advanced Orthopedics at (972) 964-2626 or request an appointment online.