Our orthopedic trauma doctors at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine are the region's experts in providing evaluation and treatment for traumatic injuries and conditions.
Orthopedic trauma doctors are medical specialists who work with a wide range of people, from those who have sustained simple bone fractures to others who have been in life-threatening accidents and have multiple injuries.
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. He or she must also understand how to approach the treatment for patients who have sustained more than one injury as a result of their trauma; they must also know which injury to treat first and how to coordinate the patient's overall care. An orthopedic trauma doctor must decide what is best for the patient, both now and in the future, and avoid doing something today that could potentially result in future problems.
Orthopedic trauma doctors not only work closely with patients soon after their traumas but also during their healing 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.
When It's Time to See an Orthopedic Trauma Doctor
Being aware of certain symptoms is important because if an orthopedic issue can be diagnosed and treated early on, it will help to avoid further damage and pain in the future. Sharing this information with your doctor allows them to provide you with the best care. If any of the following symptoms sound familiar, it's crucial to seek care from 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
These symptoms often correspond to a more serious medical injury, such as:
- A broken pelvis
- Acetabular fractures
- Complex foot or ankle injuries
- Compound fractures
- Crushed bones (comminuted fractures)
- Multiple broken bones
- Periarticular fractures
- Severed nerves
Our orthopedic doctors understand that pain from a traumatic injury can have a major effect on your lifestyle and keep you from performing routine, everyday activities. To schedule an appointment with one of our orthopedic trauma doctors, please call (740) 788-9220 or request an appointment online.
Our orthopedic trauma specialists also understand that some injuries require immediate evaluation, which is why we are proud to offer same-day appointments. To schedule a same-day appointment, please call our office before 3:00 p.m., Monday – Friday. Walk-ins are also welcome.
Keeping You Active at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine
Finding a doctor who can expertly diagnose and treat your injury is one of the most important decisions you will make regarding your care.
Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine, Edward L. Westerheide, M.D., Brad L. Bernacki, M.D., and Alex Tancevski, M.D., 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. However, if surgery is the best option, our surgeons have extensive experience in performing surgical procedures, such as reconstructive surgery and fracture repair. 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 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, please request an appointment online or call (740) 788-9220.