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Orthopaedic trauma

Orthopaedic trauma is a severe injury to a part of your musculoskeletal system and usually involves one or more broken bones.

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Overview of Orthopaedic Trauma

Orthopaedic trauma involves the care of musculoskeletal injuries including fractures and soft tissue complaints. It is most often the result of an accident, sporting injury or other physical activity, and usually requires immediate attention. While some injuries may be life-threatening, more often these injuries are life-changing, so it is important to have a surgeon who is highly skilled in the management of complex trauma surgery, whilst also delivering the highest quality care and attention to you and your family.

The most common causes of broken bones are:

Injuries can also affect your muscles, ligaments, and tendons. In addition, open fractures, where the skin is broken, can put patients at a high risk of infection which can cause complex complications.

Process of orthopaedic trauma treatment

Trauma surgery is unique in that it specialises in complex injuries that often include bones, joints and soft tissue.

Many surgeons will specialise in one particular area of the body while others provide more general care, however all are specially trained to treat fractured bones and realign joints.

Sometimes surgeons will enlist the help of other specialties such as physiotherapists and occupational therapists to ensure that the best overall care is provided and that the patient returns to a full, active lifestyle as soon as possible. This post-surgery support and follow up is very significant in reducing the risk of complications.

The overall aim of trauma treatment is to facilitate your recovery as quickly as possible so choosing the correct orthopaedic trauma surgeon is vital. The team of surgeons at Sunshine Coast Orthopaedic Group are thoroughly experienced and highly qualified. Their combined knowledge, experience and attention to detail ensure you are cared for throughout your treatment and recovery. Contact us to find out how we can help.

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