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At Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center, our specialty-trained orthopedic trauma doctors are recognized experts in providing evaluation and treatment for a variety of traumatic orthopedic injuries and conditions.

An orthopedic trauma doctor specializes in the treatment of complex fractures, broken bones, and other injuries sustained through traumatic events. These events, such as falls, car crashes, or even rough sports injuries, result in injuries that can include significant problems with the bones and joints and not just breaks, but misalignments and malunions as well. In many cases, surgery is needed to remedy these issues. Certainly, in the event of a trauma, it is always advised to seek the proper care from a medical professional who specializes in orthopedics, and trauma in particular.

What Does an Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon Do?

The primary role of the orthopedic 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.

In some instances, an orthopedic trauma specialist may also be called upon to perform bone transplantation, a full pelvic reconstruction, or deformity correction.

In terms of specific treatments, our trauma surgeons offer the following:

  • Bone and joint transplantation
  • Minimally invasive bone grafting
  • Minimally invasive surgery for broken bones or fractures
  • Pelvis surgery, including pelvic reconstruction
  • Soft tissue reconstruction
  • Treatment of malunions and nonunions
  • Treatment of osteomyelitis and infected fractures
  • Upper extremity reconstruction

Do You Need Orthopedic Trauma Surgery?

For patients who have sustained a compound fracture or have complex problems with the pelvis, hip, or other bones and joints, we urge you to seek the care you need from an orthopedic trauma surgeon today. Our surgeons can provide you with the rehabilitation you need and ensure that you receive the full spectrum of care while you are in the hospital. Make an appointment to speak with a member of our trauma team by calling us directly.

The Region's Most Comprehensive Orthopedic Trauma Care

At the Orthopedic & Sports Medicine Center, our experienced doctors and staff are proud to offer exceptional orthopedic care to people throughout the communities of northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas. Our doctors are available at our office in St. Joseph, Missouri, as well as at the Northwest Medical Center in Albany, Missouri, the Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton, Missouri, the Benedictine College in Atchison, Kansas, and the Hiawatha Community Hospital in Hiawatha, Kansas.

Our board-certified orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Daniel Smith, Dr. William Humphreys, Dr. Brett Miller, Dr. Corey Trease, and Dr. Brian Duncan, have years of experience in treating patients with a variety of traumatic injuries. Our trauma surgeons have the knowledge and skills to perform a thorough evaluation and provide an accurate diagnosis and viable treatment options. Conservative methods will always be recommended first, but surgery is usually required in most cases to help eliminate pain and restore proper function and health.

If a traumatic injury is keeping you from living the life you love, schedule an appointment with one of our specialty-trained orthopedic surgeons by requesting an appointment online or calling (816) 233-9888.

For those urgent injuries that require immediate attention and can't wait for an appointment, visit our OSMC Today Walk-In Clinic.