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TRAUMA SURGERY

Getting you back on the Road to Recovery

 

TRAUMA AND FRACTURES

There is a wide spectrum in the location, type and severity of injuries that can occur to the musculoskeletal system. Many of these do well without surgery but for some the outcome is greatly improved with surgery.

Treatment has advanced significantly over the past few years and continues to do so. Complex multi-system trauma is best treated in the public health system where there are a wide range of specialties and facilities on site.  Less serious injuries for both adults and children can be treated at Hillcrest Hospital. 

Fixation of fractures can be undertaken with either plates and screws, nails or external fixators depending on the injury type and specific patient factors.

Complications from trauma are related not only to surgery but to the severity of the initial injury. They include infection, clots, nerve/vessel injury, stiffness and loss of function, failure of bone healing or healing of bone in a displaced position.