While many orthopedists can treat basic fractures, an orthopedic traumatologist has advanced training focused on the treatment of severely injured patients. In medical terms, “trauma” simply means “injury.” So an orthopedic traumatologist is a highly trained orthopedic surgeon that specializes in treating musculoskeletal injuries. Each Structure Orthopaedics traumatologist has completed rigorous fellowship training in orthopedic trauma and partcipates in continuing education on the latest in fracture and trauma care.
Whether you have a simple fracture or a complex injury, you deserve to be treated by a surgeon who has extensive experience with your injury and treats similar problems on a regular basis. At Structure Orthopaedics, orthopedic trauma care is all that we do.
When you come into the hospital with an injury, our team works closely with other members of the hospital trauma team (general trauma surgery, neurosurgery and plastic surgery) to optimize and streamline your care. We treat relatively straightforward trauma such as simple fractures and muscle or tendon injuries. We also treat more complicated injuries — including fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum (hip socket) as well as complex fractures and dislocations of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, ankle and foot. In addition, the Structure Orthopaedics team treats chronic conditions such as malunions (bone healing in an improper position) or nonunions (failure of a bone to heal).