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 trauma and patients with multiple musculoskeletal injuries has become an orthopedic subspecialty area, otherwise known as orthopedic trauma.
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. Our physicians are leaders in orthopedic surgery, utilizing the latest in minimally invasive surgeries and procedures.
In addition to treating acute musculoskeletal injuries, we also treat the complications, such as fractures that do not heal (nonunions), fractures that heal in the incorrect position (malunions), infections, stiffness, and instability.
Schedule an Orthopedic Trauma Appointment
Our orthopedic trauma surgeons are available any time or day of the week for patients requiring immediate orthopedic care. Never hesitate to call us, even at 3AM on a Saturday. Contact us for an appointment or to arrange transfer to one of our world-class facilities in NYC and NJ. We look forward to taking care of you and your loved ones.