Trauma & Fractures
A basic part of orthopedic medicine is fixing traumatic injuries to the musculoskeletal system, including all types of fractures. These problems require prompt medical attention.
Trauma can involve multiple injuries if you’ve been involved in a motor vehicle accident or work accident. Less severe trauma to the body may occur after a fall at home or a collision in contact sports, like football. You can learn more about fractures in our patient education center.
What to Do when You’ve Been Injured
The medical team at Lone Star Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists is prepared to handle trauma and fractures: a doctor is always on call. If you need urgent medical attention, you can call us for a same-day appointment. If it is a medical emergency, please go straight to the emergency room and let them know you are a patient of ours. They will contact us.
What to Expect
We will assess your injury and start treatment right away. Depending on the severity of your injury, you may need surgery, physical therapy, and several weeks off work. Injuries to the hand, foot, or ankle are quite complex, typically affecting bone, muscle, tendons, and blood vessels. Treating these injuries requires an expert orthopedic surgeon to perform hand surgery or foot and ankle surgery to repair the damage.
Trauma and fracture care includes:
- Severe fractures of the upper and lower extremities
- Pelvic and hip fractures
- Complex articular fractures
- Poorly healed fractures
- Infections and osteomyelitis
- Post-traumatic deformity and corrections
- And more