Fractures

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Definition of fractures

Fractures are common orthopaedic injuries that can occur due to trauma, falls, sports accidents, or underlying medical conditions. Fracture management is a critical aspect of Alps Orthopaedic Centre’s services aimed at restoring mobility, function, and quality of life for patients with bone injuries.

Types of fractures

Orthopaedic surgeons can accurately diagnose the type of fracture that you have, which is crucial for developing a suitable treatment plan for you.

A fracture is characterised by a partial or complete break in a bone. While there are a wide range of fractures, they can generally be divided into two categories: open and closed. In an open fracture, the bone protrudes through the skin, either visibly or due to a deep wound exposing the bone. In contrast, a closed fracture occurs when the skin remains intact despite the broken bone.

Causes of bone fracture

The cause of bone fractures can vary and most frequently occurs when excessive force is exerted on the bone, often through twisting or direct impact. Some causes include falls, injuries, repetitive motions leading to stress fractures, and diseases that weaken the bones, like osteoporosis or bone cancer.

Symptoms of bone fracture

When the bone breaks, individuals typically experience sudden pain and swelling. However, in cases of small fractures, they may not experience significant pain. Regardless of the type of fracture, proper treatment is required to restore bone integrity and avoid losing its function. Here are the symptoms of bone fractures you should look out for:
  • Pain: Sharp, intense pain at the site of the fracture, worsened by movement or pressure.
  • Swelling and Bruising: Visible swelling, bruising, and tenderness around the injured area due to soft tissue damage and inflammation.
  • Deformity: Visible deformity or misalignment of the limb or joint in severe fractures.
  • Inability to Bear Weight: Difficulty or inability to put weight on the injured limb or joint.
  • Limited Range of Motion: Decreased mobility and range of motion at the affected joint or limb.

Besides pain, there are also other symptoms of a bone fracture, such as difficulty moving, audible “crunch” or “snap” sound (crunch audibility) and bruising on the skin (a sign of hematoma).

At Orthopaedic Specialist Centres, fractures can be accurately diagnosed and treated. Doctors may recommend personalised treatment options, ranging from conservative measures like casting with medication to more advanced treatments, including surgical intervention. Depending on the case, doctors may also suggest a minimally invasive surgery to help promote quicker recovery and reduce risks.

Fractures require prompt diagnosis, appropriate management, and comprehensive care to ensure optimal healing and long-term function. In Singapore, orthopaedic specialists can provide accurate diagnoses and personalised treatment plans covering a range of surgical and non-surgical interventions tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

At Alps Orthopaedic Centre, we are a specialist clinic in Singapore that is well-versed in fracture management services that help patients alleviate pain and improve their quality of life.

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Dr Jerry Chen

MBBS (S’pore), MRCSEd, MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)

Fellowship-trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Medical Director

Why Alps Orthopaedic Centre?

At Alps Orthopaedic Centre, we specialise in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). Performed as a Day Surgery, the ERAS Direct Anterior Approach in Total Hip Replacement (THR) technique as well as ERAS Total Knee Replacement (TKR), reduces the average hospitalisation stay, utilising techniques which enable the patient to suffer from less pain and recover faster. We are an Orthopaedic clinic in Singapore, which specialises in ERAS and do our utmost to enable patients to return to everyday activities as early as possible. 

Our Orthopaedic clinic provides specialised diagnosis and effective treatment of musculoskeletal problems, especially Day Surgery / Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) For Hip and Knee Surgery, Sports Injuries and Trauma Fractures. If you are considering hip or knee surgery or minimally invasive treatments, book an appointment with our experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Jerry Chen, for a thorough assessment and treatment plan. 

Our aim is to boost patient well-being, optimising every aspect of the surgical journey. By minimising the recovery period, patients are able to go back to activities that they love. The Alps team offers comprehensive financial counselling sessions to ensure our patients understand their options and make informed decisions regarding their treatment plans.

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Dr Jerry Chen

MBBS (S’pore), MRCSEd, MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)

Fellowship-trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Medical Director

Why Alps Orthopaedic Centre?

At Alps Orthopaedic Centre, we specialise in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). Performed as a Day Surgery, the ERAS Direct Anterior Approach in Total Hip Replacement (THR) technique as well as ERAS Total Knee Replacement (TKR), reduces the average hospitalisation stay, utilising techniques which enable the patient to suffer from less pain and recover faster. We are an Orthopaedic clinic in Singapore, which specialises in ERAS and do our utmost to enable patients to return to everyday activities as early as possible. 

Our Orthopaedic clinic provides specialised diagnosis and effective treatment of musculoskeletal problems, especially Day Surgery / Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) For Hip and Knee Surgery, Sports Injuries and Trauma Fractures. If you are considering hip or knee surgery or minimally invasive treatments, book an appointment with our experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Jerry Chen, for a thorough assessment and treatment plan. 

Our aim is to boost patient well-being, optimising every aspect of the surgical journey. By minimising the recovery period, patients are able to go back to activities that they love. The Alps team offers comprehensive financial counselling sessions to ensure our patients understand their options and make informed decisions regarding their treatment plans.

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Dr Jerry Chen

MBBS (S’pore), MRCSEd, MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Ortho)

Fellowship-trained Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon & Medical Director

Why Alps Orthopaedic Centre?

At Alps Orthopaedic Centre, we specialise in Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS). Performed as a Day Surgery, the ERAS Direct Anterior Approach in Total Hip Replacement (THR) technique as well as ERAS Total Knee Replacement (TKR), reduces the average hospitalisation stay, utilising techniques which enable the patient to suffer from less pain and recover faster. We are an Orthopaedic clinic in Singapore, which specialises in ERAS and do our utmost to enable patients to return to everyday activities as early as possible. 

Our Orthopaedic clinic provides specialised diagnosis and effective treatment of musculoskeletal problems, especially Day Surgery / Enhanced Recovery After Surgery (ERAS) For Hip and Knee Surgery, Sports Injuries and Trauma Fractures. If you are considering hip or knee surgery or minimally invasive treatments, book an appointment with our experienced Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, Dr Jerry Chen, for a thorough assessment and treatment plan. 

Our aim is to boost patient well-being, optimising every aspect of the surgical journey. By minimising the recovery period, patients are able to go back to activities that they love. The Alps team offers comprehensive financial counselling sessions to ensure our patients understand their options and make informed decisions regarding their treatment plans.