- A dislocation occurs when bones slip out of their proper alignment in a joint.
- A fracture is a crack or a break in the bone, due to a heavy blow or sudden twist or wrench. In open fractures, the bones pierce the skin; in closed fractures, the skin is not broken.
- A sprain occurs when the ligaments around a joint are overstretched or tear. This is often due to a sudden wrench or twist which causes the bones of a joint to separate unduly. Sprains of the ankle, knee and wrists are common.
Family First Urgent Care has an X-Ray machine on-site. So, it will be easy to tell which type of an injury you have once we X-Ray the area.