Orthopaedic Trauma Care

The Orthopaedic Trauma Care Unit at BLK Super Speciality Hospital provides services for the emergency and trauma cases that require immediate medical intervention. The unit has a dedicated team of General Surgeons, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgeons and Neurosurgeons who deliver optimal Orthopaedic Trauma Care to injured patients using a comprehensive approach supported with dedicated ICUs. The hospital has high-end ambulance services available 24/7 in order to reach patients on time and to administer necessary medical services. The ambulance is well-equipped with all the necessary machines and equipment required to provide first aid to the patient until it reaches the hospital. The specialised trauma care services at the Unit are:

  • Management of polytrauma with modern instrumentation
  • Minimal access fixation of fractures using interlocking nails and locking plates
  • Pelvic and Acetabular Fracture Management
  • Conventional and Ilizarov External Fixators
  • Bone Transport for gap non-union, Limb Lengthening

What Is Orthopaedic Trauma?

The word trauma refers to an injury that is caused by some external force. Orthopaedic Trauma is a term for various orthopaedic conditions which are developed due to chronic or traumatic injuries and require immediate medical help. An orthopaedic trauma injury is a result of a severe fall, a serious accident, or even a violent attack. Doctors offer surgical and non-surgical orthopaedic services for repairing fractures and other trauma injuries. The main aim of the surgery is to avoid any further damage to the affected area which is possible if the problem is left untreated.

What Are The Indicators For Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery?

Trauma care surgeries are performed in a variety of cases such as:

  • Chronic injuries
  • Joint damage suffered in an accident
  • Bone fracture or dislocation
  • Limb amputation
  • Gunshot wounds

What Are The Conditions Treated Under Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery?

Some of the major conditions we treat under Orthopaedic Trauma Surgery are:

  • Fractures of the:
    1. Shoulder
    2. Wrist
    3. Elbow
    4. Hip socket
    5. Knee
    6. Hip
    7. Pelvis
    8. Ankle
    9. Foot
    10. Forearm
    11. Humerus
    12. Distal humerus
    13. Clavicle
    14. Distal radius
    15. Acetabulum
    16. Femur
    17. Femoral neck
    18. Patella
    19. Tibia shaft
    20. Tibia plateau
    21. Tibia pilon
    22. Talus
  • Fracture infections
  • Malunions
  • Nonunions
  • Stress Fractures

What Are The Steps Required For The Preparation Of The Surgery?

The doctors perform all the necessary tests and screenings as per the medical protocol and then devise the plan of treatment. The primary focus of the doctors is to stop the bleeding, after which they proceed with other treatment procedures. The consent to perform the surgery during the treatment is taken from a close family member. It is also advisable to contact the blood bank, as traumatic injuries usually result in excessive blood loss, thus, giving rise to the need for blood transfusion. In an emergency, contact the nearest Trauma Care Unit immediately.

What Are The Precautions One Must Take Before And After The Surgery?

The important precautionary measures one must consider before and after the surgery are:

After the surgery:

  • Avoid any kind of movement of the affected area as this can give rise to complications
  • Do not lift heavy objects
  • Avoid excessive smoking
  • Reduce the consumption of alcohol
  • Follow all the guidelines provided by the doctor

Find Complete Relief from BLK Experts

If you think you are facing similar conditions, or have suffered from them in the past, please contact the BLK Hospital team to schedule an appointment at : +91-11-30403040

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