Penn Orthopaedics

Trauma and Fracture Conditions & Treatments

Trained to treat patients with complex, multiple traumas or healing problems, the surgeons of Penn Orthopaedics' Trauma and Fracture Service specialize in surgery for musculoskeletal trauma, reconstruction for fractures, the treatment of complex fractures and long-term rehabilitation. Subspecialties provide a comprehensive array of surgical and rehabilitative services for the hand, foot, ankle, spine and joints.

Penn Orthopaedics' Trauma and Fracture team provides comprehensive trauma care for a full spectrum of orthopaedic injuries and injury-related disorders. A complete range of orthopaedic services, both surgical and non-surgical, are available for the treatment of:

  • Broken bones
  • Compartment syndrome
  • Complex long bone fractures
    • Femoral shaft
    • Tibial shaft
    • Humeral shaft
  • Deformity correction
  • Extremity reconstruction
  • Fractures of the lower extremities
    • Hip fractures
    • Distal (supracondylar) femur fractures
    • Knee dislocations
    • Tibial plateau fractures
    • Tibial pilon (plafond) fractures
  • Fractures of the upper extremities
    • Shoulder fractures and dislocations
    • Clavicle fractures
    • Scapula (shoulder blade) fractures
    • Elbow fractures and dislocations
    • Radial-head fractures
    • Olecranon fractures
    • Distal radius fracture/dislocations
  • Limb salvage
  • Malunion repairs – bones that heal improperly
  • Nonunion repairs – bones that do not heal
  • Open fractures
  • Osteomyelitis – infection of the bone
  • Pelvic and hip socket fractures
    • Sacroiliac fracture/dislocation
    • Pubic symphyseal injuries
    • Acetabular fractures
    • Hip dislocations
  • Peri-articular fractures (fractures in or around a joint) including:
    • Fractures of the foot and ankle
    • Ankle fractures and dislocations
    • Talus fractures and dislocations
    • Calcaneus (heel bone) fractures
    • Lisfranc (midfoot) sprains, dislocations, or fractures
  • Spinal fractures and dislocations
  • Polytrauma
  • Severe fractures of the upper and lower extremities including open and complex injuries surrounding the joint
  • Traumatic amputations