Orthopaedic Trauma & Fracture
Each year, our trauma and fracture experts provide urgent care to thousands of people who experience orthopaedic injuries and seek treatment at Samuels Orthopaedic Immediate Care Center at NYU Langone’s Hospital for Joint Diseases and the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Emergency Services at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital.
We treat people who have injuries ranging from a single fracture to those experiencing multiple, life-threatening musculoskeletal injuries. We also specialize in treating older people who have experienced a hip fracture.
Our experts use advanced techniques to care for injuries to nerves and blood vessels, as well as injuries involving soft-tissue loss. Because of the nature of traumatic injury, our orthopaedists work closely with plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and vascular surgeons to deliver the highest level of care.
Conditions we provide treatment for include:
- dislocated hip, which occurs when the ball of the thigh bone moves out of the pelvic socket
- fractures of bones including: tibia, tibial plateau, femur, femur shaft, distal femur, distal radius, ulnar, forearm, olecranon, humerus, proximal
- humerus, humerus shaft, distal humerus, clavicle, hip and pelvic, shoulder and elbow, and stress fractures
- osteomyelitis, an infection in the bone
Procedures we perform include:
- bone grafts, in which a donated piece of bone is used to help repair a fracture, fuse bones, or fill in gaps in the bone caused by cysts or tumors
- fracture reduction or fracture setting, which aligns a broken bone so it may heal properly
- joint contracture releases for the treatment of immobile joints
- limb lengthening, in which surgery and medical devices can lengthen a limb over time
- osteomyelitis treatment to cure bone infection