Fracture Care & Trauma
We treat people of all ages, fitness levels, and health conditions and take pride in helping you achieve your recovery goals, whether you’re an elite athlete needing to return to peak performance, a worker getting back to work, or a grandmother yearning to play with your grandchildren.
About Fracture Care & Trauma
A fracture is a broken bone. It may be cracked, completely broken or even shattered. Fractures are most commonly caused by trauma such as a fall, sports or work injury or motor vehicle accident.
Common Treatment Options
There are several surgical and non-surgical treatment options to help patients recover from injury or increase mobility and quality of life. These may include:
Common Symptoms of a Broken Bone
- Pain (often worse with movement)
- Swelling and tenderness around the injury
- Bruising and/or discoloration
- Deformity — a limb may look “out of place” or a part of the bone may puncture through the skin
- Exposed bone (“open fracture”): call 911 and head to the nearest ER.
Diagnosis typically involves getting an x-ray to confirm and precisely locate and identify the type of break — all of which will factor into how best to treat it.
Broken bones heal by forming new bone around the edge of the broken part. So bone pieces are put into position (reduction) if needed and immobilized using a cast, brace or traction or external fixation, until they heal. Depending on the type of fracture, surgery is sometimes necessary to secure and reposition the bones correctly.
OPA Walk-In Clinics
OPA features three extended hours walk-in clinics, in Anchorage, Eagle River, and Wasilla. Both are staffed with providers who specialize in treating acute orthopedic injuries — broken bones (fractures) along with everything from sprains and strains to knee injuries and shoulder dislocations.
OPA Fracture Care Specialists
All OPA physicians have extensive experience treating fractures in both adult and pediatric patients.
OPA Trauma Surgeons
The OPA surgeons and PA-Cs listed below have additional training and experience handling orthopedic trauma cases.
NOTE: Patients going to an ER may request the OPA surgeon on-call to attend to the injury at the hospital by calling OPA/Anchorage at 562-2277 or OPA/Wasilla at 357-2267 — or informing the ER staff.
OPA Fracture Care Team
The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading fracture care & trauma specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.
OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive, and total joint replacements.
All treatments work to restore pain-free function that allows patients to lead active, fulfilling lives, be it walking pain-free or getting back into athletic action.
Our Fracture Care & Trauma Providers
The OPA team includes Alaska’s leading specialists and offers some of the latest, most advanced treatment procedures available today.
OPA treats a wide variety of conditions and offers comprehensive treatment options — including many non-surgical solutions, minimally invasive arthroscopies (repairs) and total joint replacement.