Can AFC Help My Fracture?

Getting hurt is never fun, but it is a part of life. Being active and participating in sports, physical activity and just day-to-day life always carries a certain level of risk. While minor injuries are not a big deal, injuries like broken bones can be really painful and need medical attention.

Thankfully, that’s where we come in! We have the tools and equipment necessary to help diagnose your injury, and we can help you find the best treatment path forward.

Our AFC Urgent Care Cleveland team explains the benefits of coming to us for an X-ray below, so read on to find out more.

Why Do Bones Break?

Our bones have the really important jobs of protecting our organs and providing our bodies with structure. That means they are strong and built to withstand the regular pressures of life. However, if an unexpected fall or impact is strong enough, it can overcome your bones’ strength and cause cracks or breaks to appear.

A fracture isn’t a total break of your bone, but it can still be really painful. If you get hurt and the site of the injury swells up, is painful to touch or move, or you can see a physical deformity under the skin, it’s time to head to AFC.

Common Bones to Fracture

  • Wrists
  • Ankles
  • Hips
  • Clavicle (collarbone)

How Does an X-ray Diagnose a Fracture?

When you come into our center nursing an injury, we will first do a visual exam and get a health history. This is to ensure we understand your personal situation and how the injury occurred. From there, we will take you back to our digital X-ray machine to get a digital image. A digital X-ray is the latest in X-ray technology because it takes an image and uploads it to a computer rather than onto a physical film.

We are able to more easily manipulate the image and zoom in on certain areas versus a traditional X-ray. Image quality isn’t sacrificed, and we can see the area of concern much more clearly. A typical bone in an X-ray is white without any break in color, so we are looking for dark spaces or an obvious break in the image. Either way, we can help treat you and get you on the road to recovery quickly.

Why a Digital X-ray Is Helpful

  • Reduced radiation exposure
  • Clear images
  • Fast turnaround
  • Reduced environmental impact

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