Treatment for Fractures at NorthShore
A fracture is what happens when you break a bone. Symptoms of a fracture include swelling, bruising, or tenderness in the affected area, numbness or tingling, pain, or problems with moving the affected limb.
If you think you may have a fracture, seek medical attention. An x-ray can confirm in the bone is broken or not. Depending on the results, you may need to wear a cast or splint until the bone is healed.