Trauma Surgery

This involves the surgical fixation of fractures, ligament and muscular tears. The aim of surgical repair of injuries is to speed up the recovery process and ensure optimal function is returned to the injured limb as soon as possible. Fixation of the fractures allows early weight bearing and joint movement, which would not be possible with traditional casting of the injury. This allows rehabilitation to start immediately and return to function, work and/or sport earlier.

Why do we operate on fractures?

The aim of operative fixation of fractures (rather than just a simple cast immobilization) is to get the injured bone into the perfect position for function and to get that limb moving normally immediately after the surgery, and weight bearing as soon as possible.

I have advanced fellowship training in major trauma surgery in particular complex fractures into and around joints and joint replacements.  I use the latest technology and surgical techniques

Here are some examples of trauma surgery X-Rays:

Intramedullary Nailing for a fracture of the femoral neck and shaft (34y male fell off a roof)

Ankle fracture fixation

A severely smashed ankle joint following fall from a scaffolding 50y Male

Fixed

Fixed

Complex mid-foot fracture dislocation in 52y Female

Elbow fractures

Fracture of the tibial plateau (Knee joint) fixed

Fracture around a hip replacement fixed with a plate and screws

Fracture above a knee replacement, fixed with a plate and screws

Severe distal tibial fracture fixed with anatomical plate and screws (front)

Severe distal tibial fracture fixed with anatomical plate and screws (side)

 

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