Trauma

Orthopaedic Trauma is the branch of surgical medicine that treats severe injuries of the musculoskeletal system.  In addition to bone fractures or breaks, ligament, tendon, nerve, muscle, and skin injuries fall into this area of care.  These injuries can range from a single broken bone to multiple fractures which can be life threatening.  The mechanism of such injuries can occur from a simple fall during activities around the home, an injury incurred at work, or as a result of a motor vehicle accident.

Musculoskeletal trauma injuries usually fall into four categories: long bone fractures, fractures that involve the joint, pelvic fractures, and fractures that involve the hand or foot.  More than 50% of patients admitted to Level I Trauma Centers experience musculoskeletal injuries. Due to the complex nature of these problems, a patient's care needs to be coordinated between multiple fields of medicine.

Unfortunately, some severe injuries may not heal properly or may develop an infection.  An orthopaedic trauma specialist will identify and provide a patient with healing programs designed to assist their body in recovering from these types of injuries.

Common Conditions

Upper Extremity

  • Humerus Fracture
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Olecranon Fracture
  • Ulna Fracture
  • Radius Fracture (Broken Wrist)
  • Forearm Fracture

Lower Extremity

  • Acetabular Fracture
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fibula Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Knee Fractures
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pilon Fracture
  • Pubic Rami Fractures
  • Tibia Fracture

Problem Fractures

  • Non-union
  • Malunion
  • Infection (Osteomyelitis)
  • Geriatric/Fragility Fractures
  • Pediatric Fractures

The physicians at Hinsdale Orthopaedics conduct comprehensive evaluations to identify your traumatic injury and to develop the most appropriate treatment plan for your situation.

Physicians who Specialize in this Subspecialty Area

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Orthopaedic Surgeon
Anuj Puppala, MD
Orthopaedic Surgeon