Urgent Care is available after hours and weekends through Ortho Care on Demand.

Broken Bones

Los Angeles Pediatric Orthopaedics

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in Santa Monica, Brentwood, Palisades and Los Angeles, CA

The pediatric orthopaedic surgeons at Los Angeles Pediatric Orthopaedics, Jonathan H. Koenig, MD, and Thomas Grogan, MD, specialize in treating broken bones in growing children. Dr. Koenig, Dr. Grogan, and their team offer comprehensive care for broken bones, including on-site digital X-rays and in-office casting at their convenient office location near the Brentwood neighborhood on the Westside of Los Angeles. For state-of-the-art fracture care in a kid-friendly environment, call or book an appointment online today.

Broken Bones Q & A

What is a broken bone?

A broken bone, or fracture, is a common injury that occurs when a strong force or impact causes a bone to break. Because children are still growing and their bones heal more quickly, they require specialized care for broken bones. 

Dr. Koenig and his team provide individualized care for all types of broken bones, including fractures of the arms, legs, hands, feet, and spine. They also treat growth-related deformities that result from prior fractures or growth plate injuries. 

What causes broken bones?

Millions of broken bones occur every year for various reasons. Fractures often result from falls, trauma, or a direct blow to the bone. Overuse from repetitive activities like running can also lead to fractures. Running can cause stress fractures – small, hairline cracks in the bone. 

Dr. Koenig and his team treat all types of broken bones, including severe fractures that require emergency care. 

How do I know if my kid has a broken bone?

The most prominent sign of a broken bone is intense pain that occurs immediately after the injury. Other signs and symptoms of a fracture include:

  • Joint pain
  • Swelling and bruising
  • The bone appearing out of place

Additionally, your child may not be able to move or bear weight on the fractured joint or bone. Signs and symptoms of a broken bone are similar to those of other injuries, like severe sprains. It’s important to call Dr. Koenig and his team as soon as you suspect your child may have a fracture. 

How are broken bones diagnosed and treated?

Dr. Koenig and his team are available to care for your child’s broken bone any time, any day. Their kid-friendly office is fully equipped to provide comprehensive fracture care. 

To diagnose a fracture, Dr. Koenig and his team carefully evaluate your child’s condition. One of the friendly technicians may take an on-site digital X-ray to confirm a broken bone. They use fast, efficient, and low-radiation X-ray equipment to assess broken bones, joint pain, and broken hardware from previous injuries.

With specialized training in pediatric fracture care, Dr. Koenig offers a full range of services in his office, including reductions and casting. Various types of casts are available, including hard casts, soft casts, and water-resistant casts. 

If the fracture is severe, Dr. Koenig may need to reset the bone surgically or perform a joint replacement procedure. 

If you suspect your child has a broken bone, call the office of Jonathan H. Koenig, MD, or book an appointment online right away.