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Orthopedic trauma injuries can occur at any age, time, or place. While many people associate ortho trauma with sports injuries, orthopedic traumatic injuries can also be the result of a fall, car collision, or other types of accidents.

When a traumatic situation occurs, it can cause extensive damage to your bones and joints. To ensure a safe recovery, it is important to have a traumatic injury or condition evaluated in an accurate and timely manner. Delaying treatment may not only prolong the healing process but may also potentially lead to more serious health issues.

At EmergeOrtho, our physicians are the recognized leaders in all aspects of orthopedic treatment. With an uncompromising dedication to excellence, our board-certified and skilled orthopedists offer the highest level orthopedic trauma care and comprehensive subspecialty orthopedic services to patients across North Carolina.

Examples of Ortho Trauma Injuries and Conditions

At EmergeOrtho, our innovative trauma care involves addressing a number of injuries and conditions. Our highly-skilled and qualified orthopedic surgeons routinely treat fractured bones and damaged muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

In addition to the immediate treatment of traumatic injuries of the bones and soft tissues, EmergeOrtho physicians and surgeons can address bones and joints that have not healed properly from a previous injury. This includes nonunions, in which the bones do not heal during an initial reconstructive repair. And, malunions, when the bones and joints have healed improperly from being set in the wrong position.

Depending on specific qualifying EmergeOrtho practices and locations, the following ortho trauma injuries and conditions are addressed:

How do I Know if I Have Experienced an Ortho-Trauma Injury?

The following symptoms may indicate that you have experienced a traumatic injury:

  • Pain and bruising in and around the injury site
  • Swelling, often extreme
  • Deformity of the injured area (protrusion or bump)
  • Pain that occurs immediately following a sports-related incident, fall, or car accident
  • Sensation or feeling of cracking or popping during movement following a traumatic event

Is Surgery Always Required for Orthopedic Trauma?

The short answer to whether surgery is mandatory for an orthopedic trauma is no. Some fractures and soft tissue injuries may heal with the aid of conservative treatment methods such as immobilization (cast, boot, splint, and/or crutches) and medication (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs NSAIDs).

If, however, a traumatic injury is severe, surgical intervention may be necessary to repair damaged bones and soft tissues.

Examples of procedures offered at select EmergeOrtho locations include:

Does EmergeOrtho Accept Insurance for Traumatic Injury Treatment?

We accept most insurance policies and even offer self-pay options. Please visit our finance and billing section for more information.

Patient-Centered Care you can Count on

At EmergeOrtho, our top priority is providing patient-centered, personalized treatment for traumatic injuries to help every patient Emerge Stronger. Healthier. Better.

To learn more about which EmergeOrtho locations offer ortho trauma care, please reach out to the practice closest to you. Or, schedule a consultation with one of our highly-qualified EmergeOrtho physicians any time for non-emergency orthopedic care.

Medical Advice Disclaimer

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  • Brunswick Surgery Center
  • Wilmington – Oleander
  • Wilmington – Shipyard

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