Orthopaedic Trauma

World-Class Orthopaedic Trauma Care Begins at the Region's Most Preferred Orthopaedic Practice—EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

Our specialty-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeons and doctors are dedicated trauma specialists board-certified in orthopaedic surgery and committed to providing patients with the compassionate, world-class medical care they deserve and need to emerge stronger.

Our trauma doctors are experts at diagnosing and treating severe injuries of the musculoskeletal system, such as pelvis fractures or ankle fractures. Additionally, they are not only highly skilled in providing nonsurgical medical care for trauma-related injuries but also in performing orthopaedic surgery, including minimally invasive surgery, reconstructive surgery, and surgical fracture care.

How Our Orthopaedic Trauma Doctors Help Patients Emerge Stronger

When our orthopaedic trauma doctors develop an individualized treatment plan for a patient with an orthopaedic injury, their first step is to always look at nonsurgical treatment options that will help before recommending surgery, unless the injury is life-threatening and surgery is required. Sometimes, the problem can be solved without the need for surgery with treatments such as physical therapy or nonsurgical fracture care.

However, if nonoperative treatments fail to provide relief for the patient or their pain becomes debilitating, our trauma surgeons will recommend a surgical treatment plan that is right for the patient. Our surgeons have undergone extensive training and specialize in a variety of trauma procedures that can be used to treat a variety of trauma-related injuries, including the following:

  • Arthroscopic reconstruction of joints
  • Corrective surgery
  • Joint replacement
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Surgical fracture care, including spine fracture care

Our surgeons understand that patients sometimes have concerns about surgical procedures, which is why they are dedicated to spending time to educate and provide patients with an understanding of the surgery and how it will be beneficial. They also make sure they answer any questions the patient might have about their trauma injury or surgery.

Do You Need World-Class Orthopaedic Trauma Care?

If you are noticing any of these symptoms, you should consider consulting with a doctor, surgeon, or trauma specialist:

  • Area that is bruised or discolored
  • Broken bone
  • Pain that gets worse with movement or pressure
  • Swelling
  • Tenderness
  • Unable to bear weight on affected limb or area
  • Visible deformity

Patients that have experienced a traumatic injury or have any of the above symptoms often seek help from a doctor or surgeon specializing in orthopaedic trauma care who may diagnose them with one of the following injuries or conditions:

  • Broken pelvis
  • Dislocation
  • Lower extremity fracture, including of the ankle, foot, leg, or hip
  • Malunion
  • Nonunion
  • Severe sprain
  • Upper extremity fracture, including of the hand, wrist, or arm

If you have suffered a fracture or another trauma-related injury, our trauma doctors are ready to provide you with the world-class medical care you need. Schedule an appointment with one of our doctors specializing in orthopaedic trauma care by calling (828) 324-2800 or requesting an appointment online.

We have eight offices located throughout North Carolina—our offices include Granite Falls, Hickory, Lenoir, Marion (AccessOrtho Only), Morganton, Newton, Taylorsville, and Valdese.

Emerge Stronger, Healthier, and Better at EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region

At EmergeOrtho: Foothills Region, our patients are always our top priority. Our entire team, from our orthopaedic doctors and trauma surgeons to our physical therapists and physician assistants, is focused on providing you with the compassionate, world-class orthopaedic care you need to emerge stronger and get back to doing the things you love.

Our orthopaedic trauma team will be by your side through every step of your journey to pain relief, from diagnosis and nonoperative treatment or surgery to recovery and rehabilitation. Whether you have an ankle fracture or a fracture that has not healed correctly or you need orthopaedic surgery, our doctors will be right beside you.