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Trauma Specialist

Orthopaedic Associates, Inc

Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine & Joint Replacement Specialists located in Evansville, IN, Newburgh, IN, & Henderson, KY

If you experience orthopaedic trauma as the result of a car accident or sports injury, don’t wait to seek professional help. The sooner you receive a diagnosis, the sooner you can take steps to feel better. At Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, the experienced surgeons specialize in the treatment of orthopaedic trauma. To make an appointment at the office in Henderson, Kentucky, or one of the offices in Newburgh or Evansville, Indiana, call the nearest location or use the online booking feature today.

Trauma Q & A

What is orthopaedic trauma?

Orthopaedic trauma refers to an accident or injury affecting any part of your musculoskeletal system, including your bones, joints, muscles, tendons, or ligaments. Trauma surgeons are specially trained to diagnose and treat these issues with advanced tools and pain-free surgical techniques.

By teaming up with an experienced trauma surgeon, you can relieve your pain, encourage your body’s healing process, and return to your favorite activities, work, and exercise. 

What procedures are used to treat orthopaedic trauma?

The surgeons at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, use various procedures to treat orthopaedic trauma, including:

  • Minimally invasive surgery for broken bones
  • Limb lengthening
  • Surgery of the pelvis and hip
  • Total joint replacement
  • Partial joint replacement
  • Bone grafts
  • Treatment of nonunion fractures
  • Soft tissue reconstruction

You might also benefit from treatment for orthopaedic trauma if you suffer an injury while playing sports or due to a car accident.

When should I see an orthopaedic trauma specialist?

If you experience a traumatic musculoskeletal injury that affects your ability to work, exercise, or do other routine tasks, make an appointment at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, right away. 

Following a review of your medical history, a discussion of your symptoms, and a comprehensive physical, your provider can develop a treatment plan that aligns with your needs.

What happens during an orthopaedic trauma appointment?

At Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, an orthopaedic trauma appointment begins with a discussion of your symptoms, where the pain occurs, its severity, and if it extends to other parts of your body. Next, your provider conducts an exam, gently pressing on the areas of concern to identify warmth, swelling, or tenderness.

If the exam doesn’t provide enough insight to make a diagnosis, your provider might also order X-rays, a CT scan, or an MRI to rule out fractures, soft tissue injuries, or a dislocated joint. 

How is orthopaedic trauma treated?

The providers at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, use surgery to correct orthopaedic trauma. Depending on the severity of your injury and symptoms, they might recommend:

Minimally invasive surgery

Minimally invasive surgery uses a combination of small incisions and special tools to repair damage to your soft and hard tissues. Minimally invasive procedures are quicker, less risky, and allow for speedier recoveries than traditional open surgery.

Traditional open surgery

Open surgery uses large incisions, special tools, and hardware like plates, rods, or screws to repair fractures or other more serious types of trauma. Open surgery usually takes longer than minimally invasive surgery and often requires a stay in the hospital.

To receive treatment for orthopaedic trauma, make an appointment at Orthopaedic Associates, Inc, by calling the nearest office or using the online booking feature today.  

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