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Orthopedic trauma is a branch of orthopedic surgery specializing in problems related to the bones, joints, and soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments) of the entire body following trauma. While many fractures can be treated very well by general orthopedic surgeons, some can benefit from fracture specialists. More significant injuries with multiple broken bones, compound fractures and fractures near a joint, and fractures of the pelvis are more difficult to treat, and benefit the most from specialized care. Additionally, problems with healing including nonunions, infections (osteomyelitis) and healing with poor alignment (malunion) are often treated by fracture specialists. Treatment usually requires the services of an orthopedic surgeon and can require an orthopedic trauma specialist, someone who focuses on caring for patients in need of critical attention because of serious injuries.
Related Journals of Orthopedic Trauma
Trauma & Treatment, Journal of Pain & Relief, Brain Disorders & Therapy, Emergency Medicine: Open Access, Oral Health and Dental Management, American Journal of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, American Journal of Orthopedics, Journal of Orofacial Orthopedics, Orthopedic Clinics of North America, Orthopedics