Introduction

  • Any severe injury to the musculoskeletal system caused by an external force, can lead to orthopaedic trauma
  • Damage visualized to bones, muscles, ligaments, and tendons
  • Orthopaedics India especially, uses a combination of techniques including interventional radiology, orthopaedic surgery and wound care
  • Above all, some of the most complex musculoskeletal challenges – addressed with coordinated care to improve outcomes and enable speedy recovery times

acute trauma

Types

Acute trauma broadly constitutes:

Extremity fractures

  • Trauma to the upper and lower extremities may include a misshapen joint or limb
  • The bone along with some swelling and broken skin may be visualized in case of a compound fracture
  • In addition to the above, mild to severe pain – evident with restricted movement

Pelvic fracture

  • Generally caused by a high-energy event such as a car collision
  • The bony structure of the pelvis breaks together with cracking of the sacrum, and the tailbone
  • Complications usually include internal bleeding and vaginal trauma

Leg fractures

  • A break or crack in the bones of the leg due to falls, sports injuries, and motor vehicle accidents
  • Some symptoms – Acute pain, swelling, tenderness, bruising and inability to walk

Traumatic amputations

  • The limb or part of it – accidentally cut off from the body
  • Complete amputation means total detachment of the limb from the body

Treatment

Experts at Orthopaedics India come with unique knowledge about the anatomy of the human body. The specialists know exactly where to focus. Therefore, treatment depends upon the severity and the location of the trauma.

Reconstruction

  • Problems with malunions and nonunions – corrected efficiently with post-traumatic reconstruction procedures
  • Consequently, a second surgery, performed to completely correct complications

Joint infections

  • Also known as osteomyelitis, the health of the joint and limb – threatened when the joint is infected
  • Specialists at Orthopaedics India train extensively to manage and treat joint infections
  • Open joints, for instance, are easily subject to infection
  • Early antibiotics administered to control the rate of infection
  • Furthermore, meticulous irrigation and debridement also considered

Soft tissue reconstruction

  • Limb salvage generally involves soft tissue reconstruction
  • Free tissue transfer – a newer technique used to facilitate wound care
  • Muscle or skin transposition used accordingly to achieve soft tissue coverage

Microsurgery

  • Limb function restored with the repair of delicate nerves and vessels
  • Large segments of fat and skin taken from one part of the body to reconstruct the other

Highly experienced surgeons at Orthopaedics India perform complex surgeries to relieve acute trauma. Speak to us today for a solution.