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Fractures

Meet the Experts

At OIC, we’re a team. So we take a team approach to helping your child heal. This means an all-star lineup of specialists will collaborate on your child’s treatment.

OIC medical experts are experts in pediatric orthopaedics—a fancy way of saying kids’ bones. They are specialists in pediatric fracture care, as well.

Here are some of the different people at OIC who might help out during your child’s fracture treatment.

If your child needs fracture care, make an appointment with our care team at OIC by calling (213) 742-1000.


 

Cast Technician

A cast technician’s role in treating fractures might include: 

  • Applying and removing casts
  • Providing tips for cast care
  • Fitting and adjusting crutches, if needed 

 

Medical Assistant

Medical assistants can: 

  • Gather information about your child’s medical history
  • Measure and record your child’s vitals—like pulse and blood pressure
  • Assist other care providers in assessing your child’s overall health and injury

 

Nurse Practitioner

A nurse practitioner might: 

  • Order and interpret diagnostic tests—like X-rays
  • Prescribe medications for your child
  • Educate you and your child on the treatment and recovery process 

 

Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon

A pediatric orthopaedic surgeon is specially trained in: 

  • Assessing pediatric musculoskeletal injuries
  • Correcting injuries with surgical or non-surgical fracture reduction
  • Working with other care team members to monitor your child’s progress from diagnosis through recovery

 

Pediatrician

A pediatrician is ready to help by: 

  • Reviewing your child’s medical history and recommending the right specialists
  • Providing pre-surgical exams when needed
  • Overseeing and coordinating care, both during your child’s recovery and beyond 

 

Radiologic Technologist

 Radiologic technologists can assist in your child’s care by: 

  • Performing diagnostic imaging tests—like X-rays—to determine the location and extent of the injury
  • Providing this diagnostic information to the rest of the care team as part of the treatment plan
  • Performing further imaging during or after treatment to ensure that the injury is fully healed