What Is Orthopaedic Trauma?
Orthopaedic trauma is an injury or traumatic event affecting the musculoskeletal system such as the bones, joints, and surrounding soft tissues. It involves bodily wound or shock that has been produced by sudden physical injury from violence or accidents. Trauma can also be a life-threatening medical emergency needing urgent attention. It usually results in secondary complications such as circulatory shock, respiratory failure, and death. Resuscitation of a trauma patient often involves multiple management procedures needing urgent attention. Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon need to be able to handle the problem by healing the bones with their best equipment while optimizing the healing of the softer related tissues.
This specialty area typically involves minimally invasive surgeries that can get quality outcomes with very little or no possible side effects.
Trauma injuries can be complete breaks or hairline fractures of the hip, tibia(leg bone), femur, humerus(hand bone), elbow, pelvis, clavicle (collarbone), or forearm. From hairline fractures to complete breaks in the bone, trauma specialists can recommend the treatments that will result in the best possible outcomes.
- Minimally invasive surgery
- Limb lengthening
- Hip surgery (both on or pelvis and acetabulum)
- Joint Grafts
- Bone grafts
- Reconstruction of soft tissues
Why a Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon?
Usually just after an accident or when a traumatic bone injury happens a patient is unsure of what type of doctor to see because they cannot analyze the amount of damage to the bones or the soft tissues. When a trauma patient enters the emergency room, physicians can help with the immediate first aid and recommend a trauma specialist to take care of the longer term surgeries and follow-up care. It is a good idea to stick to a single orthopedic trauma specialist who can best handle the number of different injuries as they can understand the complications and optimize the treatment accordingly.
Orthopaedic Trauma Specialists are experts in handling this area as they go through a fellowship program during which they have received specialized training in the treatment of traumatic injuries. Therefore, they are better equipped with the skills and experience needed to maximize the results while minimizing patient distress.
Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon also work with other specialists like plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons, or experts in vascular surgery to repair the injuries in collaboration. For example, in some extreme traumatic accident cases, the patient might need an Orthopedic Surgeon to be repairing the broken bones while also attending to the associated soft tissues, vasculature, and surrounding nerves.
A patient who experiences Orthopedic Trauma may be in recovery for a few months. Recovery times might be as low as a few weeks to a few months or sometimes a year. Orthopaedic Trauma Specialists are also experts in assessing the range of treatments and their recovery times and any complications and issues that can crop long after the recovery. A trauma specialist needs to create a treatment plan to get the patient with all his complexities back to normal or close to normal lifestyle and quality of life.
Doctor Sanjib Kumar Behera
Dr.BEHERA is one of the few Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon in Hyderabad city working from the Multispeciality Care Hospitals. He has been a great asset to the orthopedic trauma management team with a combination of diagnostic skills, surgical techniques, and an ability to think rationally under pressure. With a great sense of calm, spatial awareness, and 3D reasoning he has not only helped treat many patients but also has been a long term mentor and guide to many of his patients. He has been helmed as the most sought after Orthopaedic Surgeons, especially for trauma. With an experienced team of medical specialists to ensure the best possible care, Dr.Behera is dedicated to providing the best treatments using both technologically advanced methods and the latest infrastructure while being composed, patient, and the most preferred Orthopaedic Surgeon for this area of specialization.
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