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What are Bone Fractures?

Fractures are breaks in a bone, which are classified in two ways:

  • Open fracture (compound fracture) is when the bone pokes through the skin and can be seen, or when a bone can be seen through the skin because of a deep wound.
  • Closed fracture (simple fracture) describes a broken bone, but when the skin is not broken.

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UR Medicine's Treatments for Bone Fractures

If you think you may have fractured a bone, you can seek care from your primary care provider or orthopaedic urgent care. Your physician may use a combination of physical exams, diagnostic tests, and imaging to determine if you have a bone fracture. Treatments can include:

  • Splint or cast to keep the bone aligned and protect the injured area from motion or use while the bone heals.
  • Medicine to control pain.
  • Traction using steady, pulling action to stretch parts of the body in a certain direction, helping the bone ends align and heal.
  • Surgery, if needed to put certain types of broken bones back into place. Sometimes internal or external metal rods or pins are used to hold the bone fragments in place while they heal.

What Sets Us Apart?

UR Medicine offers Orthopaedic Urgent Care, a convenient alternative to the emergency room. Our team of orthopaedic experts will evaluate and treat acute bone, joint, muscle, and concussion injuries. If needed, a follow-up appointment with a UR Medicine Orthopaedics & Physical Performance physician is scheduled. In order to better serve our patients, the Orthopaedic Urgent Care offers urgent care services by appointment only. It is not a walk-in clinic.

As an academic medical center, we have both the orthopaedic expertise and the help of talented medical and surgical colleagues (geriatrics, intensive care, pain management, trauma surgery, and plastic surgery) to address any complication or complex problem you might face in recovery. We specialize in treating all types of fractures and injuries in patients of all ages.

Our team of nationally recognized orthopaedic surgeons and specialists can treat any fracture. Our surgeons are fellowship-trained—the highest level of academic achievement in their field—and patients come from the Rochester metropolitan area and surrounding region to benefit from their expertise. Our orthopaedics providers at Strong Memorial Hospital, a Level 1 Trauma Center, perform the highest number of fracture repairs of any hospital in New York State. 


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11 locations

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance - Greece
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

South Pointe Landing
10 South Pointe Landing, Suite 100
Rochester, NY 14626

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance - Penfield
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

Platinum Office Complex
2064 Fairport Nine Mile Point Road
Penfield, NY 14526

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance - Canandaigua

Canandaigua Commons
699 South Main Street, Suite 3
Canandaigua, NY 14424

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance - Brockport
Part of Strong Memorial Hospital

Strong West
156 West Avenue
Brockport, NY 14420

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance - Webster

Spring Pines Office Park
1672 Empire Boulevard, Building 100
Webster, NY 14580

St. James Center for Orthopaedic Care - Hornell

St. James Hospital
7309 Seneca Road North, Suite 107
Hornell, NY 14843

Orthopaedic Surgery - Dansville

Noyes Memorial Hospital
111 Clara Barton Street
Dansville, NY 14437

Pain Management - Geneseo
Part of Noyes Memorial Hospital

Noyes Health Services
50 East South Street, Suite A
Geneseo, NY 14454

Orthopaedic Clinic - Wellsville

Jones Memorial Hospital
191 North Main Street
Wellsville, NY 14895

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