What is Orthopedic Trauma?
Every bone in the human body is susceptible to a fracture, this is especially
the case as we get older and degenerative joint disease sets in or if
a patient suffers a traumatic injury or undergoes a severe life-threatening
accident with multiple broken bones.
Orthopedic trauma is a branch of orthopedic surgery specializing in severe
injury to part of the musculoskeletal system, and often the result of
a traumatic accident which requires immediately emergency care. Not all
orthopedic trauma is life-threatening, it does involve complex injuries
to bone, joints and soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments) throughout
the entire body. While many fractures can be treated by general orthopedic
surgeons, some can benefit from fracture specialists such as Newport Orthopedic
Institute’s trauma and fracture care team. The main goal of this
specialized team is the healing of the fractured bones, as well as restoring
the anatomic alignment of the joint surfaces to allow for recovery and
return to maximum function and movement of the injured body part.
Our highly-experienced physicians utilize many leading-edge techniques
including minimally invasive surgery and advanced external fixation. The
latest in bone graft substitutes and bone-forming proteins are often used
to assist in the reconstruction of bones that have not healed.