Trauma Services

Orthopaedics East & Sports Medicine Center serves the local community and region by providing 24-hour continuous orthopaedic coverage for the Level 1 Trauma Center at Vidant Medical Center.

Through this exposure to complex trauma cases and through their extensive training, our doctors are eminently qualified to treat orthopaedic trauma cases. 

While all of our physicians participate in providing orthopaedic trauma care at Vidant Medical Center, the following physicians have received additional fellowship training in Trauma.

The Treatment of Traumatic Injuries

Traumatic orthopaedic injuries involve any part of the musculoskeletal system including the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. Orthopaedic trauma typically results from a sudden impact such as occurs during a motor vehicle accident or a fall. These injuries include broken bones (i.e., fractures), bruises, and sprains. Proper evaluation and treatment of these injuries is important for maintaining long-term health because untreated or improperly treated trauma can lead to significant health problems later. 

Benefits of Orthopaedic Trauma Specialists

Orthopaedic trauma specialists such as those at Orthopaedics East and Sports Medicine Center are trained to treat a variety of injuries and are particularly skilled at addressing highly complex, difficult-to-treat, and sometimes life-threatening injuries. 

Orthopedic trauma surgeons are specialists in the management of pelvis fractures, fractures of the acetabulum and peri-articular fractures. Peri-articular fractures are fractures that are very complex and involve the joints such as the knee and ankle (tibial plateau and tibial pilon). There are very few fellowship trained orthopedic trauma surgeons in the United States.  

 

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