Orthopedic trauma is a serious injury to any part of your musculoskeletal system following a traumatic incident involving a collision or crushing force. This is especially common among car accident victims, athletes, and patients who are weak or have brittle bones.
When your musculoskeletal system is damaged, an orthopedic trauma surgeon is the right person to repair it. Specializing in acute and traumatic injuries, these prosthetic and orthotic surgeons have the training necessary to get you back on your feet as soon as possible.
For patients who have sustained a compound fracture or have complex problems with the pelvis, hip, or other bones and joints, we urge you to seek the orthotic care you need from an orthopedic trauma surgeon today. Our surgeons can provide you with the Orthopedic rehabilitation you need and ensure that you receive the full spectrum of care while you are in the hospital. Get a consultation now to speak with a member of our trauma team by contacting us directly.
What Does an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon Do?
The primary role of the orthopedic trauma doctor is to treat broken bones, as well as issues with soft tissues and joints, in the wake of an accident or a traumatic injury. This includes anatomic realignment of the joint structures, which is vital for a full recovery.
Your orthopedic surgeon won’t disappear after your broken bone or soft tissue injury has been knit back together. He or she remains part of your medical team, working with you, your primary doctor, physical therapists and other healthcare providers to ensure you receive well-rounded care while on the road to recovery,
You may be put in traction or given a cast, sling or splint to protect the injured area after corrective prosthetic and orthotic treatment. However, orthopedic rehabilitation often begins as soon as possible. Immobilizing the area for too long can do more harm than good, and a proper rehab program is essential to prevent loss of strength and range of motion.
In some instances, an orthopedic trauma specialist may also be called upon to perform bone transplantation, a full pelvic reconstruction, or deformity correction.
This is often the case with sports injuries or fractures and other orthopedic conditions resulting from overuse. Runners may be susceptible to stress fractures in the feet or legs, but the symptoms aren’t always recognized as a break. If you participate in high-impact sports and experience worsening pain in one part of your body during activity,
In terms of specific treatments, our trauma surgeons offer the following:-
- Bone and joint transplantation
- Minimally invasive bone grafting
- Minimally invasive surgery for broken bones or fractures
- Pelvis surgery, including pelvic reconstruction
- Soft tissue reconstruction
- Treatment of malunions and nonunions
- Treatment of osteomyelitis and infected fractures
- Upper extremity reconstruction