Orthopaedic Trauma - Orthopaedic - Health Services - Eskenazi Health

Along with its primary patient services, the Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center at Eskenazi Health goes above and beyond to provide extra care for trauma patients suffering from musculoskeletal injuries and related complications.

With expert trauma surgeons, Eskenazi Health’s orthopaedic trauma treatment and consultation capabilities benefit patients and serve as a resource for physicians studying complex orthopaedic cases. As a primary teaching hospital of the IU School of Medicine, the Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center serves as one of Indiana’s main training sites for orthopaedic trauma services.

Orthopaedic trauma services are often necessary for patients experiencing the following conditions:

Acute Injuries

  • Difficult fractures of the upper and lower extremities
  • Complex fractures in the joints (periarticular injuries)
  • Severe open fractures
  • Multiple injuries
  • Pelvic and acetabular (hip) fractures
  • Geriatric fractures
  • Extremity injuries requiring hyperbaric oxygen

Complications or Chronic Conditions

  • Non-unions (fractures that did not heal)
  • Mal-unions (fractures that healed poorly or in incorrect position)
  • Infections and osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Arthritis after fracture

Contact Us

For more information on trauma care, please contact 1.800.487.2862 (health care providers only).

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