Fractures & Trauma
Trauma from sports injuries or other accidents can be life changing, having an effect on both your physical and mental health. At Springfield Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute, our orthopedic trauma physicians utilize cutting-edge digital imaging and take the time to accurately diagnose your injury and return you to optimal health.
Fractures can range from simple, clean breaks to complex fractures requiring surgery. Treatment for your fracture will depend on the type of fracture, location, severity of the injury, alignment (or misalignment) of the bones, and risk of damage to surrounding structures.
To learn more about our individual treatment plans, we encourage you to come in for a private consultation with one of our orthopedic surgeons. They’ll be happy to sit down with you, listen to your concerns, evaluate your injury, and discuss your treatment options with you. Each of our treatment plans is personalized to you, ensuring you heal and return to your pre-injury condition quickly.
In the case of a simple fracture without tissue injury, casting or splinting is often used while the bone heals. Severe or complex fractures requiring surgery occur when the broken bone protrudes through the skin, there is a loss of bone, multiple fractures of the same bone occur, joints are dislocated, or there is severe damage to cartilage. Surgical options may require a longer recovery time than non-surgical options, like casting or splinting. That being said, our surgeons will do everything in their power to ensure you have a full, yet speedy, recovery.
At Springfield Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute, our skilled trauma surgeons have successfully treated many patients experiencing complex articular fractures, pelvic and acetabular (hip) fractures, and joint (intra-articular) fractures. They reconstruct nonunions and malunions, correct physical deformities, and treat osteomyelitis and other infections involving bones.
We believe in using the most effective yet least invasive methods possible to treat fractures and other injuries, reserving surgery for when it is absolutely necessary. When possible, our surgeons like to use minimally invasive techniques that require less invasive surgery and less downtime than a traditional orthopedic procedure. These minimally invasive techniques use cutting-edge technology to enhance results without adding to downtime or the recovery period. In these cases, our orthopedic surgeons spend time reviewing the procedure with you to ensure you have an understanding of pre- and post-op instructions, as well as what you should expect in terms of recovery and rehabilitation.
At Springfield Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Institute, we understand that your traumatic injury also affects your mental health. We take the time and care to ensure you’re comfortable with your treatment plan and your recovery process. Our orthopedic surgeons are proud to have helped hundreds of patients from the Springfield and Fairborn areas heal from their traumatic injuries inside and out.
Fracture and Trauma Care by Orthopedic Experts in Springfield and Fairborn, Ohio
Patient education is important to our providers, and they believe it is essential to achieving optimal outcomes after orthopedic injury or surgery. For a comprehensive evaluation of your orthopedic injury with a fracture specialist in Springfield, call us at (937) 398-1066 or request an appointment online today.