In medicine, trauma refers to major injuries that occur suddenly and result from some type of impact. Falls, motor vehicle accidents, and occupational injuries all count as trauma. Trauma injuries are often delicate, requiring immediate medical attention and treatment from physicians with unique expertise, like those at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C.
Trauma surgery usually takes place in the emergency department of a hospital. The orthopedic surgeons at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. perform trauma surgery at hospitals in the area. They also provide comprehensive follow-up care at their 11 state-of-the-art facilities, as well as physical therapy services at their Paris and Jackson locations.
Trauma can affect any part of your body. The most common types of trauma that may require orthopedic surgery are severe fractures from motor vehicle accidents or falls.
A common form of severe fracture is a compound fracture. A compound fracture is when the bone protrudes through the skin when it breaks. If you have a compound fracture, you likely need trauma surgery to remove any debris and to stabilize the fracture.
You may also need trauma surgery if your injury causes intense pain and severe swelling that prevents you from using the injured body part.
Not every musculoskeletal injury needs emergency medical care. If you believe you or a loved one may require trauma surgery, contact the experts at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C.
After you stabilize from trauma surgery, the team at West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. prescribes a personalized rehabilitation plan to help you recover and return to your normal activities as quickly and safely as possible. Depending on the cause and type of injuries you sustained, the team may require further follow-up tests, such as X-rays and MRIs, to ensure you’ve healed properly. Your recovery plan may include physical therapy, occupational therapy, home exercises, and/or medication.
For expertise in orthopedic trauma surgery, call the West Tennessee Bone & Joint Clinic, P.C. office nearest you or use the online booking tool to request an appointment today.