Orthopedic Fracture and Trauma Conditions


There are many different types of orthopedic conditions. At Western Orthopedics, we care about providing you with orthopedic solutions. We offer a range of surgery and treatment options to help you start enjoying pain-free movement. The hip, knee and shoulder are the most common areas of the body that can have orthopedic problems. Fractures and trauma are also one of the most common orthopedic conditions.

Orthopedic Fracture and Trauma

A bone fracture is when there is a break in the continuity of the bone and it may be cracked or completely broken. A bone may become fractured completely or partially from trauma. This can be due to a fall, motor vehicle accident or sports activity. Many fractures may be the result of high force impact or stress. Bone fractures may occur as a result of certain medical conditions. This is weakening of the bones such as osteoporosis. Athletes may experience overuse injuries as well.

Hip Fractures

The hip joint is a ‘ball and socket’ joint. The ‘ball’ is the head of the femur or thigh bone and the ‘socket’ is the cup shaped acetabulum. The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular surface. This allows pain free movement in the joint.

Pelvis Fractures

Pelvic fracture is an orthopedic condition. It arises due to breakage of the pelvis bones. It may damage the following areas of the pelvic region: 

  • Internal organs
  • Nerves
  • Blood vessels

Fractures of the Proximal Tibia

The tibia or shin bone is a major bone of the leg which connects the knee to the ankle. A tibial fracture is a break in the continuity of the shin bone (tibia).

Paediatric Thighbone (Femur) Fracture

The femur or thigh bone is the largest and strongest bone in the human body. Paediatric thighbone fractures can occur when someone falls hard on the ground. It can also happen by getting hit during sports and in automobile accidents. In a thigh bone fracture, the broken bones may be aligned or displaced. The fracture can either be closed (with skin intact) or open (with the bone piercing out through the skin). Suffering from this type of orthopedic fracture may involve:

  • Severe pain
  • Swelling
  • Inability to stand and walk
  • Limited range of motion in the hip or knee

Shinbone Fractures

The tibia or shin bone is a major bone of the leg which connects the knee to the ankle. A tibial fracture is a break in the continuity of the shin bone (tibia).

Thighbone (Femur) Fracture

The femur or thigh bone is the longest and strongest bone in the body, connecting the hip to the knee. An orthopedic femur fracture is a break in the femur. The distal femur is the lower part of the thigh bone which flares out like an upside-down funnel. It’s lower end is covered by a smooth, slippery articular cartilage. This protects and cushions the bone during movement. An orthopedic fracture of the distal femur may involve the cartilaginous surface of the knee as well as resulting in arthritis.

Broken Collarbone

The clavicle or the collarbone is the bone that connects your sternum or breastbone to your shoulder. An orthopedic clavicle fracture is also known as a broken collarbone. It is a very common sports injury seen in people who are involved in contact sports. This includes:

  • Football
  • Martial arts
  • Impact sports such as motor racing

Fracture of the Shoulder Blade (Scapula)

The scapula (shoulder blade) is a flat, triangular bone. It provides attachment to the muscles of the back, neck, chest and arm. The scapula has a body, neck and spine portion.

Shoulder Trauma

Shoulder injuries most commonly occur in athletes. Those who are participating in sports such as swimming, tennis, pitching, and weightlifting. These injuries are caused due to over usage or repetitive motion of the arms.