Multi Speciality Medical Practice located in Dobbs Ferry, NY & Yonkers, NY
Sprains, fractures, and joint dislocations are all forms of orthopedic trauma. The experienced orthopedic specialists at Symphony Medical are skilled at diagnosing and treating trauma so you can get back to daily life, work, and sports as soon as possible. Call the office in Dobbs Ferry, New York, to learn more about the orthopedic trauma department or use the online tool to schedule a consultation.
Orthopedic Trauma Q & A
What is orthopedic trauma?
Orthopedic trauma is any severe injury to your bones, joints, or soft tissue caused by an accident or fall. Trauma may also result from overuse, such as overexercising or other repetitive activities.
The term “orthopedic trauma” encompasses many injuries — from simple sprains to serious compound fractures. The goal of the orthopedic practitioners at Symphony Medical is to restore your function as quickly and effectively as possible.
When should I see an orthopedic trauma specialist?
Orthopedic trauma cases require specialized care. An orthopedic trauma specialist has advanced knowledge of the musculoskeletal system, meaning they can offer superior care for these types of injuries.
Common injuries that the providers at Symphony Medical treat are:
Closed or open fractures
A closed fracture describes a break in your bones in which the ends still line up and are barely out of place. A compound fracture means the broken parts of the bone may have pierced the skin, and the bone may even be visible.
Stress fractures are tiny cracks in bones caused by repetitive force.
A dislocation occurs when a joint has slipped out of its usual position. You can experience dislocation at your shoulders, hips, knees, and elbows.
Overuse injuries result from repeated stress from sports play or work tasks. Tendonitis and bursitis are examples of an overuse injury.
Sprains and strains
A sprain refers to overstretching or tearing of the ligaments, soft tissue that connects bone to bone. A strain affects the tendons, which connect muscle to bone.
What treatments are offered by an orthopedic trauma specialist?
Orthopedic trauma cases can often be treated with nonsurgical methods, including bracing, casting, or splinting. Physical therapy, movement modification, and rest are other conservative ways the orthopedic team may treat your injury.
In severe cases, like a compound fracture, you may require surgery to internally fix the bone with screws, wires, pins, or plates. More complicated cases may require bone grafting, limb lengthening, and complex reconstruction.
Call Symphony Medical for superior orthopedic trauma care, or use the online tool to schedule your appointment.