Our trauma doctors at Sports Medicine North are the North Shore's recognized experts in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of patients' traumatic injuries.
Orthopedic trauma is a subspecialty of orthopedics that deals with a broad range of acute bone, joint, and soft tissue injuries that occur following a traumatic incident such as a car accident or a fall. How these injuries occur differentiates trauma injuries from chronic conditions, such as degenerative hip pain or long-term back pain. Traumatic injuries can range from minor fractures and muscle strains to complex or even life-threatening injuries. Due to their dynamic nature, traumatic injuries require prompt evaluation and treatment.
When an orthopedic surgeon specializes in this area, it means he or she has received extensive additional training in the rapid and accurate diagnosis of acute musculoskeletal injuries. In addition, a trauma specialist will generally have more experience with these types of injuries, which when combined with the additional training can mean a better outcome for the patient.
When It's Time to See a Trauma Doctor Near You
If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you may have experienced a fracture and it is recommended that you contact a trauma surgeon to discuss the available treatment options:
- Discolored skin around the area
- Inability to apply pressure or weight
- Inability to move the specific body part
- Intense pain
If you have any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention and make an appointment with a trauma specialist for assessment. Our doctors at Sports Medicine North provide treatments for a variety of traumatic injuries, such as:
- Limb deformities
- Malunion fractures
- Nonunion fractures
- Pelvic fractures
If surgery is required to ensure a complete recovery, our trauma surgeons are able to offer the latest advancements in state-of-the-art surgery that promotes an effective return to active living. Our specialists strive to provide the highest level of trauma care that helps restore function, reduce discomfort, provide relief, and prevent further injury from occurring.
Why Choose Sports Medicine North?
At Sports Medicine North, our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons have all completed additional training focusing their education on obtaining the advanced skills and knowledge to specifically treat traumatic injuries. With this advanced training, they all have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your injuries and return you to your active lifestyle.
Additionally, our licensed physical therapists at Physical Therapy North are committed to providing integrated, state-of-the-art physical and occupational therapy care and rehabilitation. They work closely with our doctors and take a team approach to develop a treatment plan that is specialized to your individual needs.
To consult with one of our Sports Medicine North trauma specialists, please request an appointment online or call (978) 818-6350.
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