Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care


Orthopaedic trauma is a comprehensive term used to describe any severe injury affecting the musculoskeletal system, which encompasses the bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons. These injuries may result from sudden traumatic accidents, such as falls or car wrecks, or from a previous musculoskeletal injury that has become infected, healed improperly, or failed to heal. Although some conditions may be treated non-surgically, the majority of orthopaedic trauma cases require surgery and are managed by orthopaedic surgeons who have received specialized training. A traumatic injury or fracture can have a profound impact on an individual’s life, and we empathize with the challenges patients may face while recovering. While general orthopaedic surgeons can treat many fractures and injuries, patients with more significant injuries, such as compound fractures and joint fractures, can benefit greatly from specialized care provided by trauma and/or fracture specialists. These specialists are able to follow their patients through all stages of recovery, and will refer their patients to other specialties when needed. By maintaining open communication with all providers, they are able to ensure each patient receives the comprehensive care needed to resume their active lifestyles.