In the United States, approx. 6.3 million fractures occur each year, and over 40% of these are at home incidents. Broken bones are a common occurrence, especially among children and people who play sports regularly. There are about 3.5 million visits made to emergency rooms for fractures each year. Broken bones may not be life-threatening but can cause a lifetime of complications. (OSU.EDU, 2020) What Constitutes a Broken Bone? A broken bone or bone fracture is a medical … [Read more...] about How to Know if a Bone is Broken
Accidents happen and sometimes those accidents result in broken bones. Normally when a bone fracture occurs you will notice some of the following: Bruising, swelling, and possibly deformity. Of these three, deformity is by far the most obvious sign that you’ve broken something. Simple breaks such as fingers or wrists may be ok being treated at a local urgent care. However, breaks that involve areas such as the ribs, spine, skull, face, pelvis and major arm and leg bones are definitely … [Read more...] about Broken Bones: Should I Go To The Emergency Room?
We Texans love our sports. We love to watch them and cheer on our favorite teams and players. But we also love to play them ourselves. And sometimes on the field, on the court, or in the rink, accidents happen. Hi, I’m Dr Schwartz, ER physician here locally at Elite Care in Rice Village. Sports-related injuries range from very minor bruises to potentially life-threatening accidents. When an injury is serious enough to require emergency medical treatment it’s imperative that you know … [Read more...] about When Do Sports Injuries Require an Emergency Room Visit?
As a parent, sometimes it can be difficult to know when a trip to the emergency room is needed. When your child is sick, injured, or suffering in any way, our natural instinct as parents is to do everything we can for them immediately. But, when do these instances require an emergency room visit? Sore throats or minor burns, for instance, can be handled by a child’s primary care doctor or an urgent care clinic. Quite often the best thing to do is to pick up the phone and call your … [Read more...] about When Should You Take Your Kids To The Emergency Room?