Our orthopaedic trauma team specializes in fracture treatment. Every day, they see patients who have broken bones and manage their care—from surgery (if needed) through recovery. Our advanced operating tables, designed for fracture surgeries, add to our capabilities.
Our Approach to Fracture Care
Our orthopaedic trauma surgeons treat fractures from head to toe. They work with our other orthopaedic doctors, including hand and upper extremity specialists and foot and ankle surgeons, to quickly assess the injury and work toward relieving your pain.
Our fracture care also includes:
Effective Pain Management
Our doctors and anesthesiology team use pain control measures that are leading to better outcomes for our patients. By emphasizing nerve blocks and non-narcotic medications, we're managing pain effectively while minimizing narcotic dependencies. Learn more about our Pain Center.
Having one of the largest orthopaedic trauma groups in L.A. allows us to consider many perspectives when planning your treatment. This collaboration helps us choose the best options for your health and circumstances.
Our orthopaedic team provides excellent outcomes for patients with fractures—even in complicated cases. They prepare you for what to expect as you heal so your recovery is smoother. And they know when to intervene to avoid post-traumatic problems such as arthritis or bones that don't heal properly.
Our operating tables are specially designed for fracture surgeries. They make it easier for surgeons to access, see and repair fractures, leading to less pain and faster recoveries.
Types of Fractures We Treat
Whether your fracture is straightforward or more complex, our surgeons can restore function to the affected area. We offer treatments for:
- Broken bones, both simple and complex
- Burst fracture
- Clavicle (collarbone) fracture
- Fractures caused by osteoporosis
- Fractures involving the joint surface of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle
- Fractures that have failed to heal (nonunion) or are healing with deformity (malunion)
- Geriatric fractures
Our Specialty Fracture Treatment
There is no one-size-fits-all fracture treatment. Our orthopaedic surgeons look at each patient's fracture and health and choose the techniques and treatments that will:
- Put the bone back together
- Control the pain
- Give the bone time to heal
- Prevent complications
- Restore function in the affected area
Choosing the Right Fracture Care Treatment for You
When making care decisions, we rely on our decades of experience and fellowship training (the highest level of medical education). For example, minimally invasive surgery often leads to a shorter recovery. But it may not be the right approach for treating fractures. Our surgeons use their expertise to make the most informed decisions—and know when to use a different surgical approach or simply a cast for the best result.
Their expertise also means we can:
- Rebuild joints that have been injured by fractures
- Stop—and in some cases reverse—progressive deterioration in joints, procedures that may benefit people who develop arthritis early but are too young for joint replacement
- Evaluate and treat fractures with infection