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What Is Orthopedic Trauma?

X-Ray image of orthopedic trauma repairs - Orthopedic SpecialistsOrthopedic trauma is an orthopedic care subspecialty that deals with a broad range of acute bone, joint, and soft-tissue injuries caused by a traumatic incident. Examples of such incidents include car or motorcycle accidents, falls, natural disasters, sports injuries, and more.  It can also be caused by overuse, such as running extreme distances. Traumatic orthopedic injuries require specialized diagnosis and care to ensure optimal injury recovery.

Orthopedic trauma differs from chronic conditions, such as degenerative hip pain or long-term back pain, because it’s caused by a traumatic event. Orthopedic injuries can range from minor stress fractures, broken bones, torn tendons, joint damage, and muscle strains to serious and even life-threatening injuries. Please seek immediate orthopedic care if you are experiencing any of these traumatic injuries. Leaving injuries untreated can lead to more serious, permanent damage in the future.

At Orthopedic Specialists, our team of orthopedic trauma providers have the extensive experience, expertise, and technology required to treat traumatic injuries. When an orthopedic surgeon specializes in emergency trauma, it means he or she has received extensive training in the rapid and accurate diagnosis of acute musculoskeletal injuries. Additionally, orthopedic trauma surgeons will generally have more experience with these types of injuries and are often the best orthopedic doctors on staff. When experience is combined with additional training, it often results in a better outcome for the patient. The orthopedic trauma specialist’s overall goal is to repair the function of the injured body part as quickly and effectively as possible.

Orthopedic Specialists staff of orthopedic physicians includes some of the best orthopedic surgeons in Iowa. Our orthopedic surgeons are extensively trained and experienced in the most effective methods to treat traumatic injuries to the musculoskeletal system. From fast injury diagnosis via medical imaging to emergency orthopedic surgery, the staff at Orthopedic Specialists will work promptly to provide you with the best treatment for your injuries. They will also work with your other physicians to prepare you for beneficial aftercare treatment such as physical therapy and durable medical equipment.

To prevent traumatic injuries, our doctors always recommend that you wear your seatbelt when driving and a helmet when riding a bike, skateboard, etc. When playing sports, wear the appropriate safety gear and remember to properly warm up before participating in physical activity. It is always smart to wear comfortable, flat shoes to prevent falling or slipping. The best injury treatment is always injury prevention! 

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