Orthopedic Trauma

If you’re looking for specialized orthopedic care from experienced trauma specialists, you’ve come to the right place. At Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, we have a team of highly qualified orthopedic trauma surgeons who are trained and experienced in treating all kinds of traumatic conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system.

From broken bones to sprained muscles, our staff can assess your injury and tailor a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan designed with your specific needs in mind. We understand how vital optimal recovery is for you after an accident or injury, so let us provide you with dedicated orthopedic expertise to help get you back on your feet again.

Our orthopedic trauma specialists in Granville and Coshocton, Ohio understand that some injuries occur when least expected, which is why we are proud to offer our Orthopedic Urgent Care to treat patients who are suffering from acute orthopedic injuries and conditions. Walk-ins are welcome, and no appointment is necessary.

What is Orthopedic Trauma?

Orthopedic trauma refers to severe injury to the tissues that belong to the musculoskeletal system. These can include the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, cartilage, joints, or any other related tissues.

Orthopedic trauma usually requires immediate medical attention. An orthopedic surgeon will be able to accurately diagnose the extent of the injury. The diagnosis will determine the best course of treatment in order for you to return to activity in the safest possible way.

Doctors who specialize in orthopedic medicine are called orthopedic surgeons. They specialize in treating traumatic musculoskeletal injuries. Although they are referred to as surgeons, they also provide other treatment options depending on the type and severity of the injury. They will usually use conservative treatments before offering surgery.

Causes of Orthopedic Trauma

Orthopaedic injury could be caused by several different possibilities. Some of the common causes of traumatic injury are as follows:

  • Automobile accidents
  • Sports accidents
  • Slipping and falling
  • Sudden twisting motions
  • Accidents at home
  • Accidents at work
  • A direct blow to the body

You may be at a higher risk of orthopedic trauma if you have specific health conditions such as
osteoporosis, severe arthritis, or poor eyesight, as these can increase the likelihood of a fall. If you participate in an active job or sports, you will also be at a greater risk.

When to Seek an Orthopedic Specialist

You should see an orthopedic surgeon when the trauma is not life-threatening. Getting an early diagnosis and treatment early on will help to avoid further damage and pain in the future. If you have any of the following symptoms, book an appointment with an experienced orthopedic doctor:

  • Broken bone protrudes through the skin
  • Significant pain after falling from a large height
  • Significant pain after falling off a moving object, such as a bicycle
  • Significant pain and blood loss after a traumatic accident
  • Unable to get up after a slip or fall

Why is it Important to See a Specialist Following Orthopedic Trauma?

A skilled orthopedic trauma doctor understands how to assess and treat a wide range of injuries and is able to provide care quickly and safely. They will also know how to approach the treatment of patients who have sustained more than one injury as a result of their trauma. This will allow them to know which injury to treat first and how to coordinate the patient’s overall care.

Orthopedic trauma doctors not only work closely with patients soon after their traumas but also during their recovery process. This oversight is primarily to help ensure that any broken bones heal correctly and are properly aligned, as well as to assure that the joint returns to maximum functionality and that no infections occur.

Treatments We Offer for Orthopedic Trauma

At Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine in Granville and Coshocton, OH, we offer treatments for the following injuries:

  • A broken pelvis
  • Acetabular fractures
  • Complex foot or ankle injuries
  • Compound fractures
  • Crushed bones (comminuted fractures)
  • Multiple broken bones
  • Periarticular fractures
  • Severed nerves



Book an Appointment

Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine are specialty-trained in treating a variety of traumatic injuries. Our doctors always strive to find a conservative treatment for you first before recommending surgery.

If surgery is the best option, our surgeons have extensive experience in performing surgical procedures. Our orthopedic trauma doctors are dedicated to providing compassionate, expert orthopedic care to get you moving and keep you active.

Taking a team approach, our trauma surgeons work closely with our specialty-trained physical therapy team. Our therapists provide expert physical therapy services and will tailor a treatment plan to your individual needs in order to restore function and get you back to the life you love.

To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic trauma surgeons at our office in Granville or Coshocton, please request an appointment online or call (740) 788-9220. We look forward to helping you relieve your pain!

Medically reviewed by Alex Tancevski, M.D.