Conditions We Treat

Injuries treated by the orthopaedic trauma surgeon can range from simple ankle fractures or dislocations to complex and severe conditions with the potential for long-term disability. In addition to treating acute musculoskeletal injuries, traumatologists may also be involved in the aftermath of trauma, following patients with serious complications from their injuries.

Acute Injuries

Many cases involve multiple trauma patients and can include involvement of the pelvis and hips, as well as upper and lower extremities. Common injuries include:

  • Severe fractures of the upper and lower extremities, including high-impact injuries where the bones may be displaced or shattered into many pieces
  • Pelvic and acetabular (hip joint) fractures
  • Fratures in children, adults, and the elderly

Complications and Chronic Conditions

  • Problems of fracture healing such as non-unions (resistance to healing) and mal-unions (improper healing)
  • Infections of the bone, or osteomyelitis
  • Limb length inequality