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Orthopedic Trauma

Common Conditions & Procedures

Trauma is a severe injury to part of the musculoskeletal system, and often the result of a sudden accident requiring immediate medical attention. While not all orthopedic trauma is life-threatening, it is always life altering.

What are Orthopedic Trauma Specialists?

These physicians are unique in that they specialize in complex injuries to bones, joints and soft tissues (like muscles, tendons and ligaments) throughout the entire body. Many orthopedic specialists focus on just one body part. Others may provide more general care but won’t treat more acute fractures, which are generally more difficult and complicated to repair.

Orthopedic trauma physicians receive training in the field of orthopedic surgery with a special focus on the treatment of fractured bones and joint realignment. They frequently deal with the most complex patients with multiple broken bones, compound fractures and fractures near a joint and the following:

  • Clavicle Fractures
  • AC Joint Separation
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Proximal Humerus Fractures
  • Humeral Shaft Fractures
  • Supracondylar Fractures of the Humerus
  • Olecranon Fractures
  • Radial Fractures
  • Elbow Dislocations
  • Forearm Fractures
  • Distal Radius Fractures
  • Carpal Fractures and Fracture Dislocations
  • Pelvic Fractures
  • Acetabular Fractures
  • Femur Fractures
  • Hip Dislocations
  • Distal Femoral Fractures
  • Patella Injuries
  • Tibial Fractures
  • Foot and Metatarsal Fractures
  • Calcaneal Fractures
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Joint, bone or ligament injuries require expert orthopedic care to guide you on the best course of treatment. Treatment may involve consultation, medication, splints, casts, physical therapy and/or surgical procedures.
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