Trauma Conditions

Trauma is not only a physical injury, it can also be a distressing and emotional experience.

Trauma to bones can result in fractures while injury to muscle and tendons typical results in tears.

Sometimes bones and joints need to be splinted or braced and other times surgery is required.Our orthopaedic trauma surgeons and specialists at Melbourne Bone & Joint will be able to assess whether you will need surgery or a less invasive approach to treating your injury.

Types of trauma

Low energy injuries such as simple falls or sporting injuries usually result in less complex fractures and less soft tissue injury. Typical symptoms of a fracture include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Deformity

Sometimes, lower energy injuries can be mistaken for ‘sprains’ or ‘strains’. If you have had an injury that is not responding to treatment, it is advisable to see your doctor as an X-Raysmay be requiredtorule out a fracture.

Higher energy injuries such as motorcycle or car accidentswilltypically fracture bones in multiple places and significantly damage the soft tissues. This can result in large amounts of bruising and swelling as well as significant pain in the injured area. This type of injury can be challenging to treat and frequently requires surgery to restore broken bones or ligaments to their normal position.

See a trauma injury specialist at Melbourne Bone & Joint

There is never a good time to experience unexpected trauma. Our team at Melbourne Bone and Joint will help you to understand your injury and provide timely care to get you back to the best you can be.Whether you require a hip, knee, or other trauma surgeon or a specialist for your knee, foot or other body part, our team is experienced in trauma care with our surgeons undertaking international fellowships at major trauma centres.

Don’t suffer in silence any longer. Our orthopaedic trauma surgeons can help you manage your pain effectively. We’re experienced in all kinds of trauma treatment and can provide you with professional advice and assistance.

Book yourfirst consultation with ourtrauma injuries specialists today.

FAQ

What does an orthopaedic trauma surgeon do?

Our orthopaedic trauma surgeons at Victorian Bone and Joint specialists specialise in the treatment of complex fractures, broken bones, cuts, and other injuries that have occurred as a result of traumatic events.

What are some examples of trauma injuries treatment?

All patients are different. Some may needsurgery for trauma while others may just need rehabilitation. At Victorian Bone and Joint Specialists, we can work with you to tailor a trauma injuries treatment plan designed specifically for you. We’ll take into account your symptoms and underlying diagnosis, activity levels, and age. Please call our orthopaedic trauma surgeons to arrange a consultation so that we can get you on the pathway to recovery.