Our specialty-trained orthopaedic trauma doctors at North Louisiana Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic are experts in providing experienced care for patients’ traumatic injuries and conditions.
Orthopaedic trauma doctors specialize in diagnosing and treating complex injuries to the bones, joints, muscles, and other tissues in the body. These doctors are trained in orthopaedic surgery and focus specifically on the treatment of fractured bones and joint realignment.
Follow-up appointments with a trauma doctor are an essential part of a patient’s overall care, primarily to help ensure the joints heal properly. If a joint heals improperly and is misaligned, the patient may not be able to use that joint normally.
Many times, trauma doctors treat patients who have suffered from multiple broken bones, including compound fractures and those that occur near a joint. For this reason and many others, if a patient suffers from a traumatic injury, it is wise to be seen by a doctor specializing in orthopaedic trauma.
When It’s Time to Seek Orthopaedic Trauma Care
Take note of the symptoms you are experiencing and communicate those to your doctor so they will have a better understanding of what may be happening. Here are just some of the symptoms that people with traumatic issues typically have:
- Broken bone has pierced through the skin
- Pain after a trip or fall
- Pain after twisting the knee or ankle
- Pain in multiple areas after a vehicular accident
- Popping sound after a blow (such as being kicked while playing a sport)
If any of these symptoms describe your issue, it’s possible that you may have one of these medical injuries:
- Broken pelvis
- Comminuted fracture (where bone has been crushed)
- Lower extremity fracture (broken ankle, foot, kneecap, hip, etc.)
- Open fracture
- Sprains of all types
- Traumatic soft-tissue injury (affecting muscles, tendons, or ligaments)
- Upper extremity fracture (broken collarbone, arm, wrist, etc.)
Pain can have a negative effect on your life, leaving you unable to complete everyday tasks. If the pain and underlying condition remain untreated, there is a risk of further injury or damage occurring, which is why it’s imperative to contact one of our trauma specialists and set up a consultation. Call us today at (318) 362-4411 to schedule an appointment or request an appointment online. We have clinics in Monroe, Ruston, and West Monroe, and we also offer rehabilitation services at our Monroe Rehab and West Monroe Rehab facilities.
Our doctors understand that some injuries require immediate attention. If your injury can’t wait, visit our Orthopaedic After Hours Clinic at our main location in Monroe. Walk-ins are welcome, and no appointment is necessary.
Expert Orthopaedic Trauma Care You Can Trust
Since 1951, our doctors have remained dedicated to providing specialized bone, joint, and muscle care to the communities of northeast Louisiana. They are backed by a knowledgeable and professional staff and are equipped with the latest resources, technology, and tools they need to deliver the very best orthopaedic care to all patients.
At North Louisiana Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Clinic, our board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons, Dr. R. Brian Bulloch, Dr. Jeffrey Counts, Dr. Grant Dona, Dr. Kristopher Sirmon, Dr. Timothy “Daven” Spires Jr., and Dr. Stanley D. Crawford are experts at understanding the multitude of traumatic orthopaedic issues that exist and the most appropriate ways to treat them. Our trauma surgeons believe in exhausting all conservative treatments first before considering a medical procedure or surgery. However, if our surgeons diagnose your damage as severe, they may recommend surgery and will educate you about the process, which includes what you need to consider, how you can prepare for surgery, and what you can expect during recovery.
Our specialty-trained physical therapists work closely with our trauma surgeons to provide each patient with a personalized treatment plan. Our expert therapists are dedicated to helping all patients return to their daily activities quickly and safely, combining specific activities and exercises in ensuring that patients can restore joint and muscular function, strength, and range of motion.
If you have concerns about your injury, schedule an appointment to talk through the options with one of our expertly trained orthopaedic trauma surgeons by calling us at (318) 362-4411 or requesting an appointment online.