Fractures & Complex Trauma

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Fractures & Complex Trauma

Small fractures can be painful and traumatic – but those that result from a motor vehicle accident or a fall from a high place are of a different magnitude. Such accidents can cause serious injuries all over the body, shattering and/or breaking multiple bones, often in several places. Treatment of these “complex” or “high energy” fractures is complicated.

A complex fracture tends to occur with an “open fracture” with the broken bone protruding outward through the skin. Complex fractures are usually caused by sudden trauma from a sports injury, auto accident, hard falls from heights or brittle bones from aging.

Orthopaedic surgeons at Orthopedic Specialist are among the most experienced in treating highly complex traumatic and post-traumatic injuries – and in exploring effective techniques to improve long-term outcomes.

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