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 care for trauma patients suffering from musculoskeletal injuries and related complications.

With expert trauma surgeons, the Smith Level I Shock Trauma Center serves as a primary teaching hospital of the IU School of Medicine and 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 (arms and legs)
  • Complex fractures in the joints (periarticular injuries)
  • Severe open fractures
  • Multiple injuries
  • Pelvic and acetabular (hip) fractures
  • Geriatric fractures

Complications or Chronic Conditions

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