What is Orthopedic Trauma?
More than half of patients admitted to most Trauma Centers have musculoskeletal injuries – fractures and 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.
All Orthopedic Surgeons are not equally prepared to care for patients with serious injuries. Subspecialization within Orthopedics has led to significant advances in treatment of musculoskeletal conditions of all kinds. The care of serious injuries, and of severely injured patients with (frequently 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 Orthopedic Generalist, or subspecialist in another field, with all the skills required for care of the seriously injured. Fellowship Training in Orthopedic Traumatology prepares an Orthopedic Surgeon for a career that focuses on the definitive care of serious injuries.
Dr. Sen has over 10 years of experience treating complex fractures at some of the nation’s busiest Trauma Centers, and has trained Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons who now practice in the US and abroad.
In addition to treating acute musculoskeletal injuries, Dr. Sen also treats the complications of these injuries and of their treatment. This includes fractures that do not heal (nonunions) or that heal in the incorrect position (malunions), infections, stiffness, and instability.
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