What is Orthopedic Trauma?
More than half of the patients admitted to most Trauma Centers have musculoskeletal injuries – fractures, dislocations, and nerve, tendon, and soft tissue injuries. Providing optimal care for these patients is an essential task for all Trauma Centers and Trauma Systems. In North America, the definitive musculoskeletal care provider is an Orthopedic Surgeon.
Not all orthopedic surgeons are equally prepared to care for patients with serious injuries. Subspecialization within Orthopedics has led to significant advances in the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions of all kinds. The care of serious injuries and patients with multiple musculoskeletal injuries has become an orthopedic subspecialty area.
While orthopedic surgery residency training and board certification offer a general level of knowledge about the evaluation and treatment of skeletal trauma, they do not provide the general orthopedic physician or subspecialist in another field with all the skills required for the care of the seriously injured. Fellowship training in orthopedic traumatology prepares an orthopedic surgeon for the definitive care of serious injuries.
Our Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons
Gotham City Orthopedics is home to fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma surgeons who have years of experience treating acute musculoskeletal injuries along with their complications.
Contact us for an appointment or to arrange transfer to one of our facilities in NYC and NJ. We look forward to taking care of you and your loved ones.