What are the treatment options for an oblique fracture?

Donna Hill Howes, RN
Donna Hill Howes, RN
Family Practitioner

The treatment options for an oblique fracture depend on the severity of the crack or 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.

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