Bruises, bumps, and breaks can happen anytime, anywhere, from playing on the playground or riding a bike to high impact sports. Here at Central Texas Pediatric Orthopedics, we know that these growing bones need extra special help to keep them growing correctly after trauma. We are here every step of the way, from the initial injury, to follow-up care, and through the recovery process. There are many variables that determine how fractures are treated, and treatment varies based on the age of the patient, the bone or bones involved, location of the fracture, etc. Some fractures can be treated with a cast or splint, while others may require manipulation of the bone with or without placement of pins, screws, rods or plates. Your orthopedic surgeon will help guide you to the best possible option to provide you with the best outcome.