Orthopaedics and Trauma

Orthopaedics and Trauma

Trauma and orthopaedic surgeons diagnose and treat conditions of the bones and joints primarily and structures that enable movement such as ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves.

Trauma can range from simple hairline fractures to major fractures and life-threatening accidents. The goal of surgeons is to restore the function of the injured body part(s) as quickly and effectively as possible.
The orthopaedic surgeon also deals with tendon injuries, ligaments and other soft tissues associated with the bone.

The primary role of the orthopaedic trauma doctor is to treat broken bones, as well as issues with soft tissues and joints, in the wake of an accident or a traumatic injury. This includes anatomic realignment of the joint structures, which is vital for a full recovery.

Trauma surgeons (also called critical care and acute care surgeons) specialize in performing emergency surgeries on people who’ve had a critical injury or illness. Trauma surgery requires extensive knowledge of surgical procedures and how to manage different types of injuries.