Orthopaedic Trauma Program
The Orthopaedic Trauma Program at the Cedars-Sinai Orthopaedic Center specializes in the treatment of patients with fractures and post-traumatic bone problems. The Orthopaedic Trauma Program brings together a team of specialists to achieve improved outcomes for patients with complex injuries and fractures.
In addition to fellowship-trained specialists with extensive experience in treating orthopedic injuries, Cedars-Sinai provides two specially designed operating room tables for pelvic and hip joint (acetabular) fractures. This equipment allows many of these injuries to be treated using minimally invasive techniques. This often allows for faster healing with less pain.
Combined with the other specialists at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center's Level 1 trauma center, the Orthopaedic Trauma Program offers patients advanced, state-of-the-art care.
Specific areas of focus for the Orthopaedic Trauma Program are:
- Hip joint (acetabular) and pelvic fractures involving the hip socket. Without proper treatment, these injuries can lead to premature deterioration of the joint and surrounding bones, pain, stiffness and arthritis.
- Fractures involving the joint surface of the shoulder, elbow, knee and ankle. Without proper treatment, these injuries can lead to pain, stiffness and arthritis.
- Fractures that have failed to heal (non-union) or are healing with deformity (mal-union)
- Multiple injuries resulting from accidents, falls or other traumas
- Reconstruction of joints that have been injured by fractures
- Realignment procedures to help arrest -- or in some cases reverse -- progressive deterioration in joints. Such procedures can be of benefit to individuals who develop arthritis early in life but are too young for joint replacement.
- Use of locked plating systems to reconstruct bone fractures due to osteoporosis or fractures
- The evaluation and treatment of fracture with infection
The orthopedic trauma team applies advanced technologies to repair fractures. Many of these techniques are minimally invasive which may allow for less pain and a faster recovery. Among the advanced techniques used at the Orthopaedic Trauma Program are:
- State-of-the-art implants
- Biological stimulants such as bone morphogenic proteins to repair problem fractures that otherwise would require taking the patient's own bone graft
In the 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals issue, Cedars-Sinai once again ranked among America's best in Orthopedics.