It is common for an active individual to injure themselves at some point in their lives. Occasionally, this includes breaking a bone. Luckily bones are one of the only tissues in the human body that can heal and regenerate normally without healing with scar tissue. In order to do this, the broken ends of the bone need to be realigned and held in place. Depending on the bone and how it is broken, this can sometimes be accomplished with a splint or cast; however, broken bones will occasionally need surgery to hold them in place while they heal. Dr. Petre has written a pocket textbook on Orthopaedic emergencies that can be purchased from Oxford University Press, Amazon, and other book retailers. Pease feel free to use the discount code below if you are interested in purchasing the book.