ORTHOPEDIC TRAUMA CARE
Injuries are deemed traumatic when they occur quickly and require immediate medical attention. When traumatic injuries involve broken bones, dislocations, and/or damage to muscles, ligaments, and tendons, an orthopedic trauma surgeon is called in to treat those conditions.
What is a Traumatic Injury?
Falls, motor vehicle crashes, sports injuries, and many other accidents can result in traumatic injuries that may require anywhere from basic to critical care. Sometimes these situations are life or limb threatening and require a team approach. When such incidents involve orthopedic injuries, it calls for a specially trained orthopedic trauma surgeon who can provide surgical and nonsurgical treatment. Not all orthopedic traumas are life threatening but can be life altering with lasting effects if left untreated.