Orthopaedic trauma conditions include fractures and dislocations as well as severe soft tissue injuries caused by sports injuries or traumatic events. OSV surgeons treat a full range of these conditions including fractures of the bones to all upper and lower limbs.
Fractures can happen in a variety of ways. Most fractures are due to trauma, with others due to pathological conditions or overuse. Trauma can vary from high energy injuries such as motor vehicle accidents to low energy injuries such as simple falls.
Orthopaedic injuries include any injury to the musculoskeletal system. These injuries relating to the bones and joints are often the result of a sporting injury, accident, or trauma to the body. From elite athletes and sporting greats, children, the elderly, OSV surgeons have helped thousands of patients regain their freedom and quality of life.
A fracture is a broken bone, which can manifest as a complete or partial fracture in various directions – crosswise, lengthwise or into multiple pieces. The severity will depend on the condition of the bone as well as the force it underwent.