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Orthopaedic Trauma

Having completed extensive training in trauma, the orthopaedic trauma experts at Vail­-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery have dedicated their practices to treating traumatic injuries. Because of their comprehensive training and years of experience, our orthopaedic trauma doctors are renowned for assessing and treating complex trauma injuries as well as providing other relevant care to trauma victims.

When Should I Consult an Orthopaedic Trauma Specialist?

Orthopaedic trauma is a specialized field of orthopaedic medicine concentrated on issues related to the severe injury of bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, and muscles following a traumatic incident. 


Traumatic injuries most often involve fractures and multiple injuries, such as those sustained in the following:


  • Car Accidents

  • Falls

  • High-Impact Collisions

  • Forceful Impacts


In the majority of cases, orthopaedic trauma is immediately obvious. While the orthopaedic trauma injuries may not be life-threatening, they are almost always life-changing. Due to their dynamic nature, immediate evaluation and treatment is typically required.


Orthopaedic injuries that require specialized orthopaedic care include:


  • Closed and Open Fractures

  • Misaligned Fractures

  • Dislocations

  • Tendon Ruptures

  • Torn Ligaments 


At Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery, our orthopaedic trauma doctors are the leading experts in the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic injuries. Our team will work with you to repair your injury and restore function


My son had a snowboarding accident resulting in open fractures of both the ulna and radius on his right arm. The on-call VSON doctor met us in the ER. During the surgery, he took the time to call me on my cell and give me updates. Immediately after surgery, he handed me x-rays of my son's plated arm. 


One month after the injury/surgery, my son is healing extremely well. He is already looking forward to snowboarding next year.


I would strongly recommend the orthopaedic trauma docs at Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery.

Jerry F.

Every Patient Is a Star Patient

At Vail-Summit Orthopaedics & Neurosurgery, our orthopaedic trauma specialists will be with you throughout every stage of your recovery. From meeting you in the ER to your final follow-up, our fellowship-trained, orthopaedic providers will ensure you receive the comprehensive care, innovative techniques, and compassionate treatment that gets you back to the activities you love. 

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