Trauma Specialist

Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center

Orthopedic Surgeons & Sports Medicine Specialists located in St. Joseph, MO

Unexpected trauma can lead to long-term pain and disability if not treated properly. At Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, the orthopedic trauma team specializes in the treatment of a variety of musculoskeletal injuries, including complex fractures and joint dislocations. They offer bone grafting procedures, soft tissue reconstruction, and joint transplantation surgeries to restore your mobility and keep you pain-free in the long term. Call the orthopedic office in St. Joseph, Missouri, to schedule a diagnostic evaluation or book an appointment online today.

Trauma Q&A

What is orthopedic trauma?

Orthopedic trauma describes musculoskeletal injuries that result from traumatic events, like car accidents, falls, or sports-related accidents.

Common examples of orthopedic trauma include:

  • Broken bones
  • Complex fractures
  • Joint misalignments
  • Joint dislocations

After any type of physically traumatic event, it’s wise to seek medical attention from the specialists at Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center. Even if you don’t experience pain or other symptoms right away, ignoring trauma can increase your risk for more serious complications.

What services are available for orthopedic trauma?

In many causes of trauma, surgery is necessary to realign, repair, or reconstruct damaged tissue and bone. The orthopedic trauma surgeons at Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center can address a variety of musculoskeletal injuries after a traumatic event, with treatments like:

  • Bone and joint transplantation
  • Minimally invasive bone grafting
  • Pelvic reconstruction
  • Soft tissue reconstruction
  • Upper extremity reconstruction
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infection) treatments

The team also provides treatment options for fractures that heal abnormally (malunion) and fractures that fail to heal (nonunion).

Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center offers on-site testing services, including digital X-rays and open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), so you don’t have to travel elsewhere for an accurate diagnosis.

What can I expect from orthopedic trauma care?

The team at Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center offers comprehensive care before, during, and after orthopedic trauma surgery. Your provider customizes a surgical plan to address your traumatic injury and also provides a full spectrum of care during your time in the hospital.

Your surgeon coordinates aftercare services to ensure you recover fully. They may recommend that you participate in physical therapy and other rehabilitation services to restore your full function. They also help you manage pain and ensure your incisions are healing properly.

For athletes at any level, the team at Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center can recommend strategies that reduce your risk of additional injuries after surgery when you’re ready to return to the game. 

These strategies may include warmup and conditioning exercises that keep your muscles healthy and protective gear that you can wear to minimize your risk for fractures.

If you need treatment for orthopedic trauma, schedule a diagnostic evaluation online or by calling Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center today.