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Fracture Care

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Treatment options for bone fractures often involve a combination of surgery, rehabilitation and medication.

Surgery for fractured bones depends on the location of the fracture in the bone, the severity of the fracture and the age of the patient. This may include repairing the fracture with hardware, replacing part of the bone with a prosthetic or replacing the entire bone or joint.

Rehabilitation involves physical therapy to restore range of motion and strengthen muscles and joints. Depending on the type of surgery a patient undergoes, rehabilitation may take place at an extended care facility or an outpatient facility away from the hospital. 

Bone density-enhancing medication for fractured bones and joints involves the use of bisphosphonates, which can help reduce the risk of another fracture. Most of these medications are taken orally.