Orthopedic trauma is a field of medicine that focuses on urgent musculoskeletal injuries and issues. These are problems related to the musculoskeletal system, which include structures such as the body's bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and other soft tissues. Physicians and surgeons who work within the field of orthopedic traumatology treat urgent orthopedic injuries nonsurgically and surgically.
Often, accidents are the cause of traumatic injuries, like a fall, high-impact sports injury, or collision. These traumas sometimes cause multiple fractures and compound fractures, and orthopedic traumatologists must be able to assess a patient and offer medical care quickly. That's why our trauma specialists at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma have extensive training and experience in helping trauma patients with any orthopedic problem to heal, recover, and advance.
Our orthopedic trauma team includes fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists Dr. Bradford Boone, Dr. Wendy Emerson, Dr. Jeff Fox, Dr. Steven Hardage, Dr. Jay Lorton, Dr. Zackery Burrow, Dr. Scott Rahhal, and Dr. Blake Shockley. Our fellowship-trained spine surgeons, Dr. Kasra Ahmadinia, Dr. Randall L. Hendricks, and Dr. R. Tyler Boone, care for traumatic spinal needs, our fellowship-trained hand surgeons, Dr. William Shelton and Dr. Brad Vogel, provide expert treatment for hand and upper extremity trauma, and our fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeons, Dr. Bryan Hawkins and Dr. Robert Marsh, specialize in traumatic injuries of the foot and ankle. Additionally, our adult joint reconstruction specialists Dr. Christopher Browne, Dr. Sarat Kunapuli, and Dr. Ronald LaButti offer trauma care for even the most complex joint needs.
Symptoms You May Be Having
Take note if you have any of these symptoms related to a recent injury or trauma. If so, you need to visit the hospital immediately.
- Blood loss and severe pain
- Bone protruding through the skin
- Knee, hip, or other joint instability
- Popping sound followed by severe knee pain or other joint pain
- Unable to stand after a fall
Some orthopedic needs are not as urgent or occur after you've already been treated at a hospital. Your fracture or orthopedic injury may require additional, specialized care or, in some cases, surgery. If you are still experiencing pain or have additional symptoms, see one of our orthopedic trauma surgeons or physicians and get the care you need.
After an exam, your doctor may diagnose you with one of these orthopedic trauma injuries or conditions:
- Bone infection
- Broken pelvis
- Compound or complex fracture
- Crushed bones
- Malunion fracture
- Nonhealing or nonunion fracture
- Post-traumatic arthritis
- Post-traumatic deformity
- Sports injury
Our Orthopedic Trauma Doctors Care for Patients Just Like You
Most orthopedic trauma injuries should be treated as quickly as possible, like fractures. It’s important not to wait too long to visit a hospital or specialized urgent care clinic, like Advanced Orthopedics Urgent Care, if you believe you have any type of urgent orthopedic problem.
Our orthopedic trauma specialists provide the expert care a patient needs, including medical care, X-rays and MRIs, bracing and splinting, physical therapy for post-traumatic rehabilitation, surgery, fracture care, concussion testing, steroid injections, and other treatments.
If orthopedic trauma surgery is the treatment your doctor recommends, your surgeon, backed by our entire orthopedic trauma treatment team, can expertly perform the surgery using our state-of-the-art equipment. This includes articular cartilage repair, reconstructive surgery, osteotomy and realignment procedures, and fracture fixation.
Our board-certified orthopedic trauma service doctors and all of our dedicated orthopedists and physicians at Advanced Orthopedics of Oklahoma go beyond simply delivering medical services. They are healthcare professionals who listen, answer questions, and have dedicated their practices to helping people move forward and experience the best quality of life possible.
Start Your Journey to Heal. Recover. ADVANCE.
We know you want the best doctor to assess and treat your orthopedic trauma injury. Rest assured, our specialized, experienced orthopedic trauma doctors will apply their high-level skills and knowledge to treat you and help you heal after your trauma.
We are available to see you at multiple locations throughout the region:
For urgent needs, like fractures and sports-related injuries, walk in without an appointment at our Advanced Orthopedics Urgent Care, Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., and Saturday, 8:00 a.m. – noon.
If you or a loved one are in need of specialized care for an acute bone, joint, or muscle injury, you can trust our experts. If nonemergent, schedule an appointment by calling (918) 494-AOOK (2665) or use the button below.