Trauma & Fracture

The orthopaedic trauma surgeons at UC Health provide care for the area’s most seriously injured patients through the University of Cincinnati Medical Center Trauma Center, the only Level I adult trauma program in southwest Ohio and the region.

Cincinnati Region’s Most Qualified Experts in Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture Care

The UC Health orthopaedic trauma surgeons are the only fellowship-trained specialists in trauma and fracture care in the area. They are nationally recognized by Best Doctors in America and Top Doctors in Cincinnati for their skill and expertise and serve as faculty at both the UC College of Medicine and the Orthopedic Trauma Association. Their leadership position keeps them on the cutting edge of procedures, technology and management strategy for even the most complex trauma and fracture care.

Trusted for Treating Difficult Conditions

In addition to treating trauma patients in life-threatening emergencies, UC Health orthopaedic trauma specialists see patients referred for complex fracture care. These conditions include:

  • Nonunions (fractures that are not healing)
  • Malunions (fractures that healed in an unacceptable position)
  • Bone infections
  • Acetabulum fractures (involving the pelvic/hip socket)
  • Leg length discrepancy
  • Traumatic spine fractures

UC Health orthopaedic trauma surgeons work closely with their patients’ referring orthopaedic physicians, communicating closely about each patient’s progress after surgery to coordinate rehabilitation and recovery.

Exceptional Care, Conveniently Located

Several orthopaedic procedures, such as the Illizarov Technique for lengthening limbs and pelvic/hip socket fractures, are available in this region only through UC Health’s orthopaedic experts. The Illizarov Technique, named after the Soviet physician who created the approach, involves a surgery that intentionally fractures a bone and places an external apparatus at the site of the break to slowly generate bone growth. It can correct deformities and restore normal function.

Our orthopaedic trauma surgeons provide coverage for traumatic injury at both University of Cincinnati Medical Center and West Chester Hospital, available whenever their expertise is needed.

In addition, the physicians see patients at several locations throughout the region, in Clifton, Montgomery, Ross, West Chester, and White Oak.

Regardless of the severity or complexity of the condition, patients throughout the region receive the highest level of trauma and fracture care without leaving the Cincinnati area.