Trauma and Fracture Care
Orthopedic Trauma and Fracture Care are specialized areas of orthopedics dedicated to treating patients who have suffered traumatic injuries as a result of an accident, fall, or collision. Most often involving the treatment of broken bones or fractures, the practice of trauma and fracture care requires rapid evaluation and treatment of injuries and, in some cases, several substantial injuries on one patient.
Our two fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma doctors, Dr. Jonathan P. Keeve and Dr. Soren L. Olson, and our board-certified orthopedic trauma doctor, Dr. Mark C. Olson, have completed additional training, specifically in trauma and have dedicated their practices to this specialized field. With this advanced training, our trauma doctors have the experience and expertise to assess and treat complex trauma injuries such as non-healing fractures, malaligned fractures, and pelvis fractures, as well as providing other tertiary trauma care.
When it comes to orthopedic trauma care, our specialists are focused on providing the quickest, safest way to treat your injury while reducing the potential for long-term disabilities.
Every bone in the human body is susceptible to a fracture. Strong and resilient, our bones can withstand most significant forces without injury. However, if the pressure applied to a bone is too strong or the bone is weak in health, a break or crack in the bone may occur. Simple or closed fractures include cases where a bone breaks but does not damage the tissue or skin surrounding the break. Higher energy injuries have a higher risk of complication and are considered complex fractures, which require specialized treatment.
Symptoms of a broken bone or fracture include:
- Discolored skin surrounding the affected area
- Angulation or the area may be bent at an obscure angle
- Inability to apply weight
- Inability to move the affected bone or body part
See a Specialist
If think you have suffered a fracture that has not broken skin, schedule an evaluation with one of our specialty-trained fracture doctors, please request an appointment online, or call 888-660-2663.
Please note that if you have an open fracture for which the wound is open, bleeding, or the bone is exposed, please call 911 or visit the nearest emergency room.
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