Orthopedic surgery was founded on the treatment of broken bones. Actually, the origin of “orthopedics” (prior to the Age of surgical treatment) derived from the Greek words orthos ( “correct” or “straighten”) and paidion (“child”), and addressed the correction of spinal deformities in children.
Obviously, it’s evolved quite a bit since the 18th century, and our specialty now has the capability to manage a variety of fracture types and locations with an equally varied list of treatment options.
Conservative treatment with braces and casts remains the treatment of choice for the majority of fractures that people encounter, but in the event that a fracture has lost opposition to other fracture segments (displacement), is out of alignment to the other fracture segments (angulation), is unstable (comminuted) or involves the loss of joint congruity (intra-articular involvement), surgery provides the best chance of an optimal outcome.
To schedule your consultation with a bone fracture specialist in Webster, TX, please call ☎ (281) 481-2649 or fill out the form below!
David G. Vanderweide, MD
333 N Texas Ave, Suite 2000
Webster, TX 77598
Phone: (281) 481-2649