What services does an orthopedic trauma team handle?

Orthopedic trauma physicians – or traumatologists, as they’re also known – care for a variety of more major injuries than a straightforward, everyday broken bone.

One example, according to Premier Physician Network (PPN) physicians, of a service offered by the orthopedic trauma team is caring for hip socket fractures.

The team also often cares for people’s bones that have broken but didn’t heal right. This could include bones that didn’t heal fully, fell apart, got infected, or healed crooked.

Polytraumatized patients – patients who have, for example, multiple fractures in the same bone or throughout their body – also are seen by the orthopedic trauma team.

Talk with your doctor for more information about what services an orthopedic trauma team provides.

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