The Orthopedic Trauma Program at our hospital focuses on immediate treatment, care and recovery from bone fractures and infections. Because serious orthopedic injuries often require both immediate care and follow-up surgeries, treatment may involve the placement of internal plates, screws and rods, or the use of external fixators to help keep the patient’s bones aligned in the correct position while the body heals.
Although some complex fractures may benefit from care by a trauma specialist, not all fractures need such specialized care. At Marina del Rey Hospital, we use both non-surgical and surgical treatments for trauma injuries depending on the condition of the patient.
Orthopedic trauma involves serious injury to the body’s bones and joints and may result in improper healing and bone infections if not properly treated. These injuries commonly result from motor vehicle accidents, falls, sporting activities and occupational accidents.
The orthopedic trauma department specializes in problems related to the bones, joints, and soft tissues of the entire body following a trauma. The main goal is proper healing of the fractures, as well as restoring the anatomic alignment of the joints to achieve maximum function of the injured body part.
The specialists of the Orthopedic Trauma group at Marina del Rey Hospital have the unique expertise and training to treat a wide range of orthopedic injuries. Our physicians use many cutting-edge techniques including minimally invasive surgery and advanced external fixation.
Some of the procedures our surgeons perform include:
The length of recovery for trauma fractures depends on the type and severity of the injury. It can take from three weeks up to several months for a bone to completely heal, and in the worst cases the bone may never heal completely. Your orthopedic physician will prescribe a progressive plan to attempt to fully restore the fractured bone to pre-injury condition.
However, you may experience stiffness and muscle fatigue as you start in on your new program, which is caused by the atrophy of the muscles, joints, and ligaments from lack of activity. It is important to carefully follow your physician's recommendations to avoid reinjury and recover properly.
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