Trauma / General Fracture Information
Orthopedic trauma involves any serious injury to the musculoskeletal system due to external forces. Most commonly, motor vehicle accidents, falls, violence, sports injuries can all produce trauma that requires urgent or emergent orthopedic care. When serious trauma is involved, immediate orthopedic surgical care can improve outcomes and allow for a more complete recovery.
Some people are at greater risk than others for orthopedic trauma. For example, those advanced age may be more susceptible to fractures due to osteoporosis. Similarly, because of bone structure differences, women may be more apt to experience a bone fracture than men.
Due to the complexity of serious injuries such as car and motorcycle accidents, orthopedic surgeons must have a wide range of surgical skills, not only treating bone fractures, but also soft tissue and nerve related issues around the injury. The orthopedic surgeons at Premier Orthopaedic and Trauma Specialist lead the Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center trauma department – a level II trauma center in Los Angeles county.