These around-the-joint fractures are usually complex. Because they occur in or next to the joint itself, limiting mobility, there often is a great deal of pain associated with periarticular fractures. Find out how this fracture type is different than others, and how it’s treated.

Causes & Triggers

  • Acute trauma
  • Direct blow
  • Fall
  • High-energy collision (especially motor vehicle accident)
  • Joint disorder

Signs & Symptoms

  • Difficulty or inability to move the limb
  • Instability
  • Pain
  • Swelling

Tips & Treatments

  • Because of the complex nature of the repair and potential for complication, this type of fracture is considered complex and very unforgiving.
  • Treating this type of fracture usually involves operative fracture management by an orthopedic expert.
These lists are not inclusive of all conditions and procedures. In order to obtain a complete and accurate diagnosis, a physician should assess your individual situation. Following diagnosis, your physician will discuss appropriate treatment options with you – both surgical and non-surgical. Schedule an appointment with an Orthopedic ONE physician.