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Trauma & Fractures

Orthopedic Institute of the Bay Area

Mend Your Fractured Bones With Advanced Care From an Orthopedic Surgeon You Can Trust

Because a sudden injury is never planned, getting timely, skilled treatment means everything. When every moment counts, Dr. Alberto Bolanos and his team of skilled staff is here to help. At Orthopedic Institute of the Bay Area, we offer the most qualified orthopedic care in the Bay Area region, combined with the latest equipment and a wide range of treatments in a positive environment that’s focused on your comfort.

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.

By repairing your fracture using state-of-the-art techniques, Dr. Bolanos will help restore your independence and help you get back to the activities you enjoy.

Visit our patient education library to learn more about fractures.

A Skilled Orthopedic Surgeon Helps You Get Back to the Life You Enjoy

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. When a bone is broken, it produces a protective blood clot and callus at the end of the bones. The ends of the bones 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 X-rays or other diagnostic equipment as a guide to “set,” or position, your bones. Some bones can be kept in place with a cast while they heal. The cast keeps the bones from moving. The hard surface of the cast protects the injury. Casts are made of a variety of materials. They are usually worn for about one to two months, depending on the type of fracture and the bone involved.

Restoring Your Health and Function Safely and Quickly

Our ultimate goal is to restore your health and function so you can get back to sports, work, and normal activities and the life you love, as quickly and safely as possible. We serve the San Mateo Bay Area and surrounding areas of Daly City, South San Francisco, San Bruno, Millbrae, Burlingame, Foster City, Redwood City, and San Carlos.

Advanced care for trauma, injuries, and fractures are right here at Orthopedic Institute of the Bay Area. Please call our office at (650) 262-4262 for prompt care of a broken bone or for follow-up treatment after an ER visit.

Patient Education

From symptoms and diagnosis to treatment and prevention, learn about common orthopedic conditions in our interactive patient education center.

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