The treatment options for a tranverse fracture depend on the severity of the break. You may need to take anti-inflammatory medications and pain relievers to handle pain. In some instances, the doctor may need to perform a reduction, which is the process of resetting the bone. In other cases, the doctor may restrict mobility by placing the broken bone in a brace, sling, or cast for several weeks. Sometimes surgery is required to insert nails, screws, wires or other devices to help the bones to heal.