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Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care

Fractures can occur to anyone, at any time in their life. Treatment of a fracture is focused on restoring function as quickly and as fully as possible. While many fractures will heal on their own, some are best treated surgically. Often, surgical treatment will ensure more complete recovery, and allow for restoration of function much quicker. Although fracture care has been a part of orthopedics since its very beginning, specialists in fracture care are committed to using techniques that are both leading edge and time tested to ensure that your recovery is the best it can be

Bone Infection Prevention and Treatment

To prevent bone infections, we make early efforts to decontaminate the bone ends and safely stabilize the fracture to enable healing. If an infection does occur, physicians may use intravenous antibiotics or implanted antibiotic beads that discharge time-released medication. In some cases, surgery may be necessary to removed infected bone and surrounding tissue (a procedure called “debridement”).

The long-term prognosis for patients with bone infection can be excellent if the infection is discovered and treated early.

Geriatric Orthopaedics – Fragility Fractures

As people live longer and more active lives, orthopaedic injuries and fractures that were once uncommon in older adults have become more common. In addition, the expectations are higher that function can be restored after a fracture, even in the more mature individual.

These injuries can occur in almost any bone of the body. Although everyone tends to get weaker bones as they age, sometimes a fracture can be the result of osteoporosis. When that is the case, we will work closely with a patient’s primary care provider to help address the underlying problem and avoid further fractures.

Periprosthetic Fracture Care

In patients with periprosthetic fractures, we strive to preserve the original joint replacement by using fixation devices to stabilize the fracture and encourage healing. This is not always possible, in which case a revision replacement is often a better option. The combined expertise of fracture care and joint replacement is essential in choosing the best […]

Periarticular Fracture Care

Treating periarticular fractures is more complex than treating regular bone fractures, because there are more structures and tissues in the joint that can be damaged as a result of the fracture. Furthermore, the ability to restore the alignment of the fracture fragments directly affects the long term outcome from such an injury

Pelvic and acetabular fractures treatment

Treatment for an acetabular fracture depends on the extent of fracture displacement and hip instability. Surgery is often performed to align the cartilage surface, remove debris from the joint, and restore stability of the hip. These fractures are very serious injuries that are best treated by an experienced orthopaedic trauma surgeon