Bone Fracture Care

Our bones can break in many different ways. Treatment depends on how bad the break is and where it is.

In a procedure called closed reduction, the surgeon puts the broken bone back into its natural position without surgery. A cast, brace and or splint holds the bone in place while it heals.

Open reduction and internal fixation is surgery that opens the skin and exposes the fracture. The orthopedic surgeon then realigns the bone and uses metal screws, rods, pins and plates to hold the bone in proper place. This type of procedure is often used for complicated fractures that can’t be treated with casting.

Another surgical option is open reduction and external fixation. Instead of using hardware inside the limb to hold the bone together, external fixation means that a metal frame on the outside of the limb holds the bone in the correct position while it heals.

A bone graft, also called a bone transplant, is sometimes used to help bones fully heal. These grafts can be from a different part of your body (called an autograft), a cadaver donor (called an allograft), or can be man-made from a variety of materials such as ceramic, plastic, glass or calcium compounds.

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Locations

Mercyhealth Beloit

2825 Prairie Ave.
Beloit, WI 53511

Phone: (608) 363-5500

Mercyhealth Cherry Valley

6998 Redansa Dr.
Rockford, IL 61108

Phone: (815) 971-3110

Mercyhealth Crystal Lake South

415-A Congress Pkwy.
Crystal Lake, IL 60014

Phone: (815) 356-7494

Mercyhealth East

3524 E. Milwaukee St.
Janesville, WI 53546

Phone: (608) 756-7100

Mercyhealth Elkhorn

839 N. Wisconsin St.
Elkhorn, WI 53121

Phone: (262) 741-1400

Mercyhealth Hospital and Medical Center–Walworth

Hwys. 50 and 67, N2950 State Road 67
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Phone: (262) 245-0535
Toll-Free (800) 637-2901

Mercyhealth Lakeside Orthopedics

352 Peller Rd.
Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Phone: (262) 248-4467

Mercyhealth Mall Clinic

1010 N. Washington St.
Janesville, WI 53548

Phone: (608) 741-2430

Mercyhealth McHenry

3922 Mercy Dr.
McHenry, IL 60050

Phone: (815) 344-4499

Mercyhealth Orthopedic Center of Excellence

2350 N. Rockton Ave., fourth floor
Rockford, IL 61103

Phone: (815) 971-7400

Mercyhealth Perryville

3401 N. Perryville Rd.
Rockford, IL 61114

Phone: (815) 971-2000

Mercyhealth Rockton Avenue, Building 1

2300 N. Rockton Ave.
Rockford, IL 61103

Phone: (815) 971-2000

Mercyhealth Roscoe

5000 Prairie Rose Dr.
Roscoe, IL 61073

Phone: (815) 971-2000

Mercyhealth Whitewater

507 W. Main St.
Whitewater, WI 53190

Phone: (262) 473-0400

Mercyhealth Woodstock

2000 Lake Ave.
Woodstock, IL 60098

Phone: (815) 337-7100
Toll-Free (888) 983-7100
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