Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care

Fractures can occur to anyone, at any time in their life. Treatment of a fracture is focused on restoring function as quickly and as fully as possible. While many fractures will heal on their own, some are best treated surgically. Often, surgical treatment will ensure more complete recovery, and allow for restoration of function much quicker. Although fracture care has been a part of orthopedics since its very beginning, specialists in fracture care are committed to using techniques that are both leading edge and time tested to ensure that your recovery is the best it can be.

Often a fracture will occur in conjunction with other injuries. When that happens, surgeons at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute work closely with some of the regions top experts in Trauma Care, at Certified Trauma Centers. This ensures that all of you injuries will receive optimal care.

There are times when even a routine fracture will be delayed in healing, or will heal in a way that does not allow for the maximal return of function. When that occurs, fracture care specialists at the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute can often intervene to be sure that your injury heals.

Why Choose Rothman?

The Orthopaedic Trauma Service and Fracture Care Service at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute works closely with the Level I Trauma Center at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and the Level II Trauma Centers at Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Abington Hospital – Jefferson Health, Capital Health Regional Medical Center (Trenton) and Jefferson Torresdale Hospital. This ensures that the multiply injured patient, or one with medical conditions that may increase risks associated with a fracture, will receive the highest level of care possible.

The Orthopaedic Trauma Team at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute is led by Dr. James Krieg, and includes Drs. Matthew Craig, Daniel Bazylewicz, Steven Caruso, Atif Ahmed and Sergio Pulido, all of whom are fellowship-trained in Orthopaedic Trauma, and devote their entire practice exclusively to care of the orthopedic trauma patient. These orthopaedic trauma experts are supported by a team of subspecialists from all fields of orthopaedics at Rothman Orthopaedic Institute.

In addition to serious traumatic injuries, the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Trauma & Fracture team treats routine fractures of a variety of body parts. Bottom line, when you’ve been diagnosed with a fracture, we can help! The training and experience we have with difficult fractures makes us that much more qualified to help with yours.

How can patients visit the RI Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Care Service?

Patients who have been diagnosed with a fracture in any Emergency Department or Urgent Care Center can arrange for an appointment with one of our fracture care specialists by calling 800-321-9999 or clicking here to submit an online appointment request. 

For patients admitted to the hospital with a fracture, you can request that a Rothman Orthopaedic Institute Orthopaedic Trauma physician evaluate you in the Emergency Department or upon admission. Our physicians are on-call for many of the region’s top hospitals, including the list at the top of this page in bold.  

In addition, you or your family can request transfer to a specific facility staffed by Rothman Orthopaedic Institute surgeons. The request is typically initiated by the admitting physician after consultation with the Rothman Orthopaedic Institute surgeon at the receiving trauma center.

Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Care: A Guide

Clinical Assistant, Toni Ryan, R.N.,B.S.N., will walk you through the causes, symptoms, treatment options, and recovery process for traumatic orthopaedic injuries.
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