The Rutgers Health Orthopaedic Trauma practice specializes in orthopaedic traumatology, a subspecialty of orthopaedic surgery that treats difficult fractures, dislocations, and other injuries to arms, legs, hands, feet, and the pelvis.
Our practice treats fractures, which have two classifications: those that affect the long bones of the body such as the femur (thigh bone) or tibia (shin bone), and those that affect joints (intra articular fractures), such as the knee, hip, or elbow. Such fractures may improve with casts, splints, or bed rest; however, we often use newer techniques that emphasize joint movement (to prevent stiffness) and aid a faster return to function.
The natural course of healing fractures can include complications, such as infection or persistent pain. And fractures that extend into a joint may also result in stiffness and arthritis. However, our physicians are experts in managing complex injuries and complications that may arise during healing. Our expertise also includes:
- Caring for infected fractures that may include:
- Addressing fractures that may heal incorrectly or in a shortened position
- Treatment of bone infections after fracture surgeries
- Evaluating patients who have pain or who limp after an injury
- Pediatric fractures
- Post-traumatic reconstruction
- Reconstruction of the hip and/or pelvis due to problems from old fractures or adult hip dysplasia
- Treatment of hip socket and pelvis fractures
- Vascular, nerve, and plastic surgery procedures
Physicians who serve the Rutgers Health Orthopaedic Trauma practice are on the faculty of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, a part of Rutgers University, one of the top research institutions in America. Our doctors are active in research, are leading members of the Orthopaedic Trauma Association, and are prominent authors and lecturers on fracture care and treatment. Our physicians teach about all aspects of trauma and orthopaedics, and each brings life-changing knowledge from the classroom to the exam room.
If you or a loved one is having problems with bones or joints due to trauma, make an appointment with the Rutgers Health Orthopaedic Trauma practice.