Orthopedic trauma surgeon in Hyderabad | Dr. Vasudeva Juvvadi
Orthopedic trauma refers to a severe injury caused by an external force to your skeletal or muscular system. An injury is commonly caused due to a fall or a car accident. This type of injuries may not always be life-threatening but can be life-changing. So it is essential to seek medical treatment as soon as possible.
Some of these injuries are unique and may require an expert in orthopedic trauma to fix them. Dr. Vasudeva Juvvadi, an orthopedic trauma surgeon in Hyderabad at Sunshine Hospitals, makes patients understand the type of injuries they have (encountered) to receive proper treatment and care.
Let’s explore what constitutes orthopaedic trauma, the common causes of this condition, and how orthopaedic surgeons like Dr. Vasudeva treat patients suffering from traumatic injuries.
Orthopedic trauma is said to be a serious injury to any of your bones, joints, or soft tissues caused by an external force. These injuries are often the result of sudden incidents like vehicle accidents or a sudden fall, but not the sole reason for trauma. It can also be a result of the overuse of muscles. Running longer distances can lead to tibial stress fractures and hairline cracks in your lower leg.
The definition of orthopedic trauma is broad; it includes a spectrum of injuries, ranges from a simple hairline fracture to life-threatening injuries. While there exist various types of traumatic injuries, the goal of an orthopedic surgeon, who specialized as a trauma care doctor is to restore the lost function to the damaged body part(s) quickly and completely.
Common causes of an Orthopedic trauma
The most common causes of orthopedic injuries are caused due to trauma that happened when falling, involved in a motor vehicle accident, physical violence and natural disasters, etc. Sports injury is another most common reason for orthopedic trauma; people who are playing contact sports like basketball, football, volleyball, etc. have the highest orthopedic injuries.
Factors that Raise the risk of Orthopaedic Injuries
Some people are more vulnerable to traumatic injuries, particularly elders. This might be due to some medical conditions like bone loss or osteoporosis. It is a condition where the bone density reduces and is more likely to have a bone fracture when they fall compared to other younger adults.
To know more about Osteoporosis, Read: Weak Bones – It Might Be Due To Osteoporosis.
Acute trauma is the damage done to your bones, muscles, and ligaments in a traumatic event. The type of injuries below are dangerous and require comprehensive care:
- Extremity fractures
- Fracture to Pelvic area
- Traumatic amputation
- Leg fractures
Dr. Vasudeva Juvvadi, an Orthopaedic trauma surgeon in Hyderabad, says that the patient is evaluated and the most appropriate treatment is provided. Based on the severity of the injury, surgery might require to repair and stabilize the fracture. In cases of mild fractures, splinting, rest, and pain medication are recommended.
An expert surgeon in post-traumatic reconstruction will note your medical history, review your past medical records, and assess the injuries carefully. So that they can follow a reasonable approach in treating the original injury effectively, as well as minimizes the complications post traumatic surgery. However, sometimes due to improper surgical approach or self-medical condition, people tend to have post-traumatic reconstruction.
Reconstruction post-traumatic surgery tends to correct problems like malunions (incorrectly healed bones) and nonunions (fractures that are not getting healed). Revision surgery (also called redo-surgery to fix the complications that occurred after the first surgery) is rare.
Treatment Approaches For Orthopedic Trauma
A primary care doctor in your local clinic might be able to treat some traumatic injuries, but it’s an excellent choice to consult an orthopedic doctor. Orthopedic surgeons are specialized in treating all musculoskeletal problems. Some even specialized even further only on a single body part like knees, shoulders, hips, etc. Fortunately, your primary care doctor will further refer you to an orthopedic specialist if required. Here are the treatment options for Orthopaedic Fractures.
- Stabilizing the Fracture
- Debridement – Cleaning the wound and removing infected cells, foreign bodies, etc.
- Reconstruction of the Soft-tissue
- Freely vascularized soft and hard tissue grafting
- Bone grafting, autograft, and allograft techniques
- Correction of deformities
- The fusion of joints (Arthrodesis)
- Bone grafting
- Joint arthroplasty or joint replacement
- Localized and systemic antibiotic delivery
If you are suffering from any bone problems, consult Dr. Vasudeva Juvvadi, an orthopedic trauma surgeon in Hyderabad at Sunshine Orthopaedic Institute. He has more than ten years of experience in handling these types of complex orthopedic surgeries.