A broken bone can range in severity from a hairline fracture to the significant orthopaedic trauma of a compound fracture requiring extensive repair. The orthopaedic surgeons of NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center's Broken Bone Orthopaedic Service have exceptional experience repairing the full range of bone fractures, including those related to sports injuries, recreational injuries, fractures sustained during slips and falls, motor vehicle accidents, and occupational injuries.
Conditions We Treat
Our team specializes in the treatment of:
- Ankle fractures
- Arm fractures, including elbow fractures
- Broken knees and patellas (kneecaps)
- Clavicle (collarbone) fractures
- Leg fractures, including tibia fractures
- Shoulder fractures
Fractures are most often diagnosed using x-rays. When routine x-rays are not sufficient, other imaging tests, such as CT scanning, are available at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell to obtain an accurate diagnosis.
The Broken Bone Orthopaedic Service uses the following approaches to setting bone fractures:
- Casting, using the latest lightweight materials
- Other external fixation devices
- Internal fixation instruments, such as pins and screws
It is critically important that broken bones are aligned as optimally as possible early in a patient's care. Doing so maximizes recovery and minimizes impairment of movement and function. Patients who require rehabilitation can be referred for physical or occupational therapy.