Orthopaedic Trauma

In the Division of Orthopaedic Trauma, we care for adults and children with severe musculoskeletal injuries as well as those who have chronic problems or complications of previous injuries. We also care for common fractures in children and adults throughout the Rochester, NY nine-county region. 

We are committed to a total patient approach to care. Our traumatologists work closely with specialists in general surgery, intensive care, physical medicine, rehabilitation, and physical and occupational therapy to guide all stages of patient care through return to daily life. We are actively involved in research to advance treatment methods for traumatic orthopaedic injuries.

The URMC Orthopaedic Trauma Difference

We are the only are regional trauma center with fellowship-trained orthopaedic traumatologists. Although all orthopaedic surgeons are trained to treat musculoskeletal injuries, the traumatologist brings a new level of expertise to the handling of complex and multiple injuries.

We have orthopaedists in the Emergency Room at all times. And, we are prepared to assemble a team of specialists and subspecialist to provide the best possible individualized surgical care for those with multiple injuries.

The Laurence and Dennis Kessler Intensive Care Trauma Unit, a 3,200-square-foot space within the Emergency Department of Strong Memorial Hospital, serves patients with life-threatening injuries. This unit is the nine-county region's only Level I Trauma Center. Level I is the highest designation a hospital can receive. As such, we offer:

Our Regional Trauma Center designation means that we see a vast diversity of complex cases. As a result, our orthopaedic traumatologists are adept at treating difficult fractures such as pelvic and joint fractures and post-traumatic conditions such as non-unions, mal-unions, and infection. We also perform complex reconstructions routinely.

Critical care ground transport service is available for adults, children, and neonates.

A rooftop helipad is mounted atop Strong Memorial Hospital's eighth floor with helicopter transport through Mercy Flight.

Orthopaedic trauma operating rooms are especially designed for patients with complex and multiple injuries