Non-Surgical Fracture Management

Treating fractures non-surgically, whenever possible, can help control bleeding, reduce infection, and lead to healthier recovery. Non-surgical, minimally invasive treatments for fractures include braces, splints, casts, and traction.

Braces, Splints & Casts

Braces, splints, and casts all treat fractures using immobilization, meaning, they prevent the bone from moving around while it heals. Immobilization allows your bones to heal at their proper alignment. Depending on the severity of your fracture as well as its location on the body, your doctor will determine whether you would be a good

candidate for a brace, splint, or cast. Some fractures, if in a small enough area like your toes, may only need simple wrapping.


Traction is another non-surgical method for treating fractures. It involves realigning a broken bone through the use of weights, pulleys, and ropes. Traction pulls the bone or body part back into position, temporarily relieving pain and correcting the healing process.

Non-Surgical Treatment for Fractures in Hampton Roads

The healing process for fractures can be painful and frustrating. Initial treatment of fracture injuries is crucial for an expedited healing process. If you or a loved one experiences a fracture, talk to a provider at TPMG to understand your non-surgical options.

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