Broken Bones

If you think you have a broken bone, don’t wait! Get to ER Katy right away.

We’re always staffed with board-certified emergency room doctors ready to give compassionate care as soon as you come in. We have high-resolution X-ray and CT scan equipment on site, so we can identify even the smallest fracture.

Plus, there's no wait - when you need emergency care, you get it right away, 24/7.


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Should You Go to the ER for a Broken Bone? (Yes!)

A broken bone is a serious emergency that requires immediate medical attention. Even if you think the fracture is minor, or if you’re not sure your injury is a fracture, you should get to the nearest emergency room for evaluation and treatment right away.

Broken bones should be evaluated and stabilized properly by an experienced professional to avoid any potential complications, such as further injury to tissues, nerves, and blood vessels near the fracture, improper healing, deformity, functional impairment, chronic pain, and infection. Getting to a nearby emergency room like ER Katy as soon as you can after a suspected fracture gives you the best chance to avoid these complications and ensure proper healing.

If you suspect that you or someone you know has broken a bone, the best course of action is to get to a nearby emergency room like ER Katy right away for proper diagnosis and treatment. Early intervention can help minimize the long-term consequences of a broken bone and give you the best chance of making a full recovery as quickly as possible.

How Do You Know If You Have a Broken Bone?

Broken bones have many signs and symptoms. Sometimes a fracture is severe, with obvious, easily observed symptoms, but at other times, fractures can be difficult to notice, with surprisingly subtle symptoms. The variance in the severity of the symptoms is why it’s best to get a diagnosis from a medical professional if you suspect that you might have a fracture. You could have one and not even know.

Some of the more common signs of a broken bone include:

  • Pain at the site of the injury
  • Swelling and bruising around the injured area
  • Visible deformity or misalignment of the affected limb or joint
  • Broken skin with a visible protruding bone
  • Difficulty moving or using the affected limb
  • Tenderness to touch
  • Numbness or tingling caused by compression of nearby nerves
  • A grating or popping sensation in the affected limb

If you or someone you know has been injured and you notice any of the above symptoms, get to a nearby ER like ER Katy as quickly as you can. Prompt diagnosis and treatment of a broken bone can help prevent serious complications and promote proper healing. Our medical professionals are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to help you when you need it.

Sprain vs. Fracture - How to Tell the Difference

It can be tough to tell the difference between a broken bone and a sprain. Some of the symptoms, such as pain, swelling, bruising, and difficulty moving the affected area are very similar. The best way to tell the difference is to come to an emergency room like ER Katy and get evaluated by medical professionals. Our board-certified emergency room physicians can perform X-rays and other diagnostic tests to determine if you’ve broken a bone or if you have a sprain in the ligaments around your affected joint, and they can treat the diagnosed injury appropriately.

But there are some differences that you may be able to notice yourself. These include:

Deformity in the affected area - A broken bone may cause visible deformity or misalignment of the affected limb or joint. A sprain typically does not result in visible deformity unless there is severe ligament damage.

Pain location - Pain from a broken bone is often localized to the specific bone that is fractured, while pain from a sprain may be more diffuse and felt in the soft tissue around the affected joint.

Range of motion - With a broken bone, movement of the affected limb or joint is often limited due to pain and instability caused by the fracture. In contrast, a sprain may still allow some range of motion, although it may be painful or restricted.

Noise at the time of injury - When a bone breaks, you may hear an audible cracking sound, whereas a sprain will typically be silent unless it’s very severe.

Whether your injury is a broken bone or a sprain, it’s essential to get evaluated by a medical professional like the ones here for you 24/7 at ER Katy. Our emergency care experts will be able to determine exactly what injury you have and give you treatment that will maximize your chances of a safe and speedy recovery.

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When panic sets in, you deserve to feel confident in who you seek for medical help. At ER Katy, we seek to combine experience, connection, and comfort to eliminate as much of the stress of your visit as possible!



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What to Expect When At ER Katy

We understand that medical emergencies are stressful all by themselves. That’s why we aim to make your visit to our emergency room as compassionate, comforting, and efficient as possible, starting with letting you know exactly what to expect when you arrive.

STEP ONE: Be led to your comfortable, private patient room, where you’ll be seen promptly by one of our board-certified emergency medicine physicians.

STEP TWO: Receive an in-depth discussion, diagnosis, and treatment plan for your specific condition or emergency.

STEP THREE: Get the recommended prescriptions or medications from our on-site pharmacy, so you can go straight home!

Conveniently Located in Katy, TX

ER Katy, is conveniently located close to the southwest corner of Pin Oak Rd and I-10, near the H-E-B, next door to Alicia's Mexican Grille. Boasting a spacious 7,000-sq. foot facility to help keep you as calm and comfortable as possible in your most stressful of times, it's hard to miss us!

If you need urgent medical care or have experienced an emergency, we’re always ready to help. Walk into ER Katy and get seen fast by a board-certified ER doctor. No appointment required and no wait!

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