Can AFC Mooresville Treat a Fracture?

June 15, 2023

Living an active lifestyle is encouraged throughout your life, but that also means opening yourself up to the possibility of injury while you are going about your day. Injuries can happen anywhere, from a fall in the bathroom to a trip down the stairs. As you pick yourself up off the floor, a searing pain in your wrist or ankle can have you wondering the extent of your injury.

Minor injuries like sprains or bruises will eventually heal on their own, but certain injuries like broken bones need to be treated immediately to avoid further injury.

If you are ever worried about an injury you received, come see us at AFC Urgent Care Mooresville for an X-ray, and read on to learn more about our X-ray process.

What Happens When a Bone Fractures?

We all know that our bones are the real heavy lifters in our bodies! In addition to providing your body with the structure it needs, your bones also facilitate movement and help protect your vital organs. They are strong enough to withstand mild to moderate force and are flexible enough to absorb the impact of certain falls or accidents without breaking.

However, we also all know that your bones aren’t indestructible. One misstep or a fall from a high-enough location can become too much pressure on your bones and they can either crack or snap due to the force. If that happens, you will immediately feel the pain and see the swelling. If you have trouble moving the injury without experiencing discomfort or you see a visual deformity, come see us for an X-ray.

Bones That We See Fractures in Often

  • Wrists
  • Ankles
  • Hips
  • Clavicle (collarbone)

Why Do I Need an X-ray?

If you get hurt, figuring out the extent of your injury and discovering where it is exactly is vital. Ignoring a fracture can increase your risk of worsening the injury or even causing the compromised bone to break entirely. We can do a quick X-ray to help locate the injury and we can discuss treatment options together.

Our digital X-ray machine takes an image of the injury site and then that image is uploaded onto our computer rather than developed on film. This image is clear, crisp and really high quality! We are able to zoom in on certain parts of the image without sacrificing quality, which allows us to diagnose even the smallest of fractures.

X-ray Benefits

  • Fast diagnosis
  • Clear and precise images
  • Quick turnaround
  • More accurate treatment options

Our X-ray technology can help you feel better faster. Come see us at AFC Urgent Care Mooresville for an X-ray today.

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