Penn Orthopaedics

Trauma and Fracture Service: The Penn Difference

The Penn Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Service is leading care for orthopaedic trauma and fractures beyond the limits of conventional medicine by offering patients more options to improve their lives.

  • Penn Orthopaedics is ranked among the best in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, making it one of the top programs for orthopaedics in the region.
  • The Penn Trauma Center at Penn is a Level 1 regional resource trauma center, accredited by the Pennsylvania Trauma Systems Foundation.
  • HUP has earned national and international recognition as a model program for other hospitals and provides comprehensive, compassionate care to patients sustaining traumatic injuries, including orthopaedic trauma and fractures.
  • Penn's Trauma and Fracture Service is a resource for other physicians, including orthopaedic surgeons, for injuries requiring a subspecialty level of care.
  • Penn's service is an integral resource for emergency transfers, referrals of complex cases, immediate physician-to-physician consultations and for post-acute care.
  • Orthopaedic trauma staff members are available 24/7 and in direct contact with Penn Medicine's trauma center, transfer center and emergency department teams.
  • With five orthopaedic trauma surgeons, Penn Orthopaedics' Trauma and Fracture Service is the largest such group in the Philadelphia region.
  • Orthopaedic trauma physicians participate in research in multidisciplinary clinical projects and multicenter trials, ranging from traumatic articular cartilage injury to bone healing and fragility fractures.
  • Penn Orthopaedics' Trauma and Fracture Service is among the few orthopaedic trauma departments in the nation engaging in active research of the biomechanical and orthobiological aspects of healing.
  • Penn's orthopaedic trauma physicians are highly skilled and have completed specialized training for treating complex orthopaedic injuries and fractures.
  • PennSTAR, Penn's critical care flight transportation system, provides 24-hour emergency air medical evacuation and transfer services within a 150-mile radius of Philadelphia. Its team includes trauma physicians, nurses, paramedics, pilots, mechanics and communications personnel.