Fracture Treatment in Laredo, TX

Fracture Treatment Laredo TX

Your bones are naturally strong, but if a bone is hit with a greater force than it can bear, it may break (fracture) and require treatment. Some common causes of broken bones include car accidents, falls, and sports-related collisions.

Several factors can increase your chances of sustaining a fracture. As you get older, your bones will gradually become more brittle, which can make them more likely to break under pressure. You may also be at higher risk for fractures if you have low bone density (osteoporosis) or poor nutrition, or if you smoke, drink alcoholic beverages, or do not get enough exercise.

Bone fracture treatment can vary depending on the severity of the break. For instance, a bone may develop a minor hairline crack (stress fracture), break into two or more pieces, or completely shatter.

Where to Go for Fracture Treatment

To ensure proper healing, it is important to seek treatment for a fracture right away. Some broken bones are serious injuries that require immediate treatment in a hospital emergency room. We urge you to go directly to the nearest ER if your injury involves your head or spine or if you have:

  • Spurting blood
  • Uncontrollable bleeding
  • A bone that has pierced your skin
  • Numbness
  • Severe swelling or bruising
  • A visible deformity, such as an arm or leg that is bent at an unnatural angle

For a less serious bone fracture, you can receive prompt treatment from an experienced provider at VitalMed Urgent Care. We have two convenient locations in Laredo, Texas.

How Is Minor Fracture Treated at Urgent Care?

Typically, a provider a VitalMed will begin by asking you about the pain you are experiencing and the circumstances of your injury. Then, he or she will examine you and may order an imaging test. We perform X-rays on-the-spot, which means you can receive a faster diagnosis and fracture treatment than if you had to make a separate trip to an off-site imaging center.

Most minor fractures can be treated by stabilizing the broken bone with an elastic bandage, splint, sling, or cast. This can help keep the bone in its proper position as it heals. Your provider may also suggest a pain-relieving medication, heat or ice applications, or physical therapy as part of your fracture treatment.

To receive treatment for a minor fracture or laceration in Laredo, TX, visit VitalMed Urgent Care today.


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North Clinic 5711 McPherson Rd. Ste 103
Laredo, TX, 78041

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Tel: 956-602-8595   Fax: 956-602-8685

South Clinic 3120 La Pita Mangana Rd. No. 100
Laredo, TX, 78046

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Tel: 956-568-1350   Fax: 956-568-1588

Ana Hernandez

Always outstanding service from VitalMed! FNP Neira has always treated my family and myself with 100% loving care. Their new online booking Solv cuts down on wait time and lets you register from the comfort of your home. 10/10 recommend!! Go to Urgent care!!

Leticia Zamora

Great service and personal attention... Clinic is very nice and clean. Personnel from office to the medical professionals were very attentive and addressed all my concerns. Thank you!

Gladys Thomas

Excellent staff and great care, couldn't ask for better care.. I was in the nursing field for 18 years and I would recommend this clinic to everyone I know.

Illeana Lopez

Very friendly staff and very efficient! I went in and got seen within 10 minutes. Dr listened to my needs and attended. Very satisfied

Wendy Nunez

Wonderful service! Everything was clean. The staff was courteous and professional. The wait time was short. Love the App that’s available so that patients can “check-in” and get in line at home. Highly recommend.

Why VitalMed?

Since our founding in 2015, VitalMed has set the gold standard for non-emergency urgent care in the Laredo, TX, community. Our medical providers take great pride in making the lives of local individuals, families, employers and employees a bit easier. In non-life-threatening situations, we are a convenient and cost-effective alternative to an ER.

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