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.