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Questions For Your Doctor

Learn More About Fracture Treatment

If you or a member of your family sustains a fracture, you'll want to learn all you can about the treatment that will be provided and the implications the injury may have on the future. Here are some of the questions you'll want to ask your doctor.

  • How serious is my fracture?
  • Which type of procedure will you use to treat my fracture and how is it performed?
  • How long can I expect to be in pain and what can you do to help me minimize it?
  • How long does it take for a fracture to heal?
  • How long will my recovery take?
  • Are there any possible complications I should be aware of or watch out for?
  • What will I be able to do or not do during recovery?
  • What are my discharge options? Will I be able to go home after treatment or will I need to go to a rehabilitation center?
  • If go to a rehabilitation center, how long will I have to stay there?
  • Which type of therapy will I need after I leave the hospital?
  • Is there anything I can do to prevent future fractures?