Orthopedic Trauma Specialists in Denver
If you suffer an orthopedic injury, make sure you say “Take me to Swedish!” Our hospital in Denver, Colorado has the orthopedic surgeons and specialists necessary to treat complicated orthopedic trauma injuries like bone fractures, knee injuries and other complex conditions. Our nationally renowned orthopedics program is one of very few the country to maintain a team of orthopedic surgeons who specialize in pelvic trauma.
No matter what injury you have, you can trust the specialists at our hospital to give you the highest level of orthopedic care. Read Senior Master Sergeant Martin Smith’s experience with our specialists to learn more about our orthopedic trauma program.
Broken Bones and Fractures
Fractures, more commonly known as broken bones, are one of the most common forms of orthopedic trauma. While active children are more likely to suffer broken bones than fully grown adults, they can typically spring back from injury without lasting complications. The older you get, however, the more susceptible you are to broken bones due to brittle bones. Falls and other injuries you were once able to laugh off are suddenly serious.
There are Many Kinds of Bone Fractures:
- Comminuted: The bone has multiple fragmentations
- Compound fracture: Bone is in some way protruding through skin (this is a medical emergency and should be treated at an emergency room)
- Greenstick: common in young children, the bone does not completely break, but is awkwardly bent inside the body.
- Transverse: the fracture travels completely across the bone
Swedish Medical Center is one of only a handful of hospitals in the nation to maintain a team of orthopedic surgeons who specialize in pelvic trauma. A panel of board-certified and board-eligible physicians is available 24 hours per day to treat patients with:
- Multiple injuries
- Complex fractures
- Pelvic and acetabular fractures
With this system in place, an orthopedic surgeon can provide the specific pelvic expertise each patient needs from the onset of injury.