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Orthopedic Trauma & Fracture

Each year, NYU Langone trauma and fracture experts provide urgent care to thousands of people who experience orthopedic injuries.

We care for every level of injury, from sprains and fractures to life-threatening trauma. Because of the nature of traumatic injury, our orthopedists work closely with plastic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and vascular surgeons to deliver the highest level of care.

Urgent care is provided through the Ronald O. Perelman Center for Emergency Services at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, Samuels Orthopedic Immediate Care Center, and NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, a Level 1 Trauma Center.

Our experts use advanced techniques to care for injuries to nerves and blood vessels, as well as injuries involving soft-tissue loss. We specialize in treating older adults who have experienced hip fracture.

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