Accidents resulting in trauma very often include damage to the musculoskeletal system. Patients suffering this type of injury are typically transported to an emergency room for treatment. In this type of emergency situation, an orthopedic trauma surgeon is often called in to assess and repair damage to muscles, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, and bones.
Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons
Within the scope of orthopedic surgery, there are many subcategories. If you are transported to a hospital with a traumatic injury to your musculoskeletal system, you aren’t going to want just any surgeon working on the problem. You need an orthopedic surgeon that is trained and experienced in performing surgeries in the case of trauma.
In emergency situations, if there is not an orthopedic trauma surgeon on call at the hospital, many of the orthopedic surgeons at Intermountain Orthopedic Specialty Group are ready and willing to step in. Our doctors have a great deal of experience with difficult and time-sensitive surgical procedures involved in repairing damage to the musculoskeletal system.
Our orthopedic surgeons provide care for:
- Complex fractures (in the femoral bone or pelvis, for example)
- Serious foot and ankle injuries
- Hand and other upper extremity injuries
- Spine and spinal cord injuries
If you or a loved one has experienced a life-threatening traumatic injury to muscles, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, or bones, don’t hesitate to call 911!