Start studying orthopedic pathology fractures and joint injuries in limbs learn vocabulary terms and more with flashcards games and other study tools. If there is a fracture the doctor may also ask for a stress test which is a special x ray taken with pressure applied to the joint this will help the doctor determine whether surgery is needed. First aid for broken bones and fractures medically reviewed by william morrison its also known as a fracture it can result from a sports injury accident or violent trauma. Fractures that need surgery usually have fracture fragments involving the shoulder joint or there is an additional fracture of the clavicle surgery involves fixation of the fracture fragments with plates and screws. Bone joint and muscle conditions fractures and growth plate injuries schedule an appointment with orthopedics and sports medicine for appointments call 206 987 2109 how to schedule if the growth plate is damaged by a fracture or another injury the bone may stop growing this serious problem is called a growth arrest
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