Trauma complications is a specialty within orthopedic surgery involving cases of a severe nature that affects joints, bones, and soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments). These challenging medical conditions include trauma complications with nonunions (when bones do not heal), mal-union (incorrect fracture healing), segmental defects (from bone loss), severe soft tissue injury, massive joint destruction, avascular necrosis (bone death), and osteomyelitis (bone infection).
This orthopedic specialty focuses on healing bone structures and restoring anatomic alignment for successful recovery and maximum function. The complex nature of these conditions requires an orthopedic surgeon of significant experience and technical skill like Los Angeles’s Dr. Daniel C. Allison. The destruction these conditions incur is similar to the destruction associated with bone tumors and Dr. Allison’s extensive bone tumor, skeletal trauma, and limb preservation experience is advantageous in handling these challenging scenarios.
If you or a loved one is suffering from trauma complications, do not hesitate to get in touch with Dr. Allison by calling (310) 730-8008 or filling out our online contact form today.Contact An Orthopedic Doctor
Dr. Allison’s expertise with musculoskeletal structures equips him with the skills to treat multiple traumas complications involving healing problems, reconstruction, and complex fractures. Some of the conditions associated with trauma complications also include:
- Complex pelvic and acetabular fractures
- Sudden and severe musculoskeletal trauma
- Reconstruction of periarticular fractures
Dr. Allison and his team collaborate towards a common goal of restoring alignment and functionality helping patients to heal successfully and resume normal activities. Patients play a role in their recovery too since part of treatment typically includes extensive rehabilitation depending on the injury or fracture.
Trauma Complications from Osteomyelitis
One of the advanced trauma complications that can occur in orthopedics is osteomyelitis. The condition is an infection of the bone which can be can be very difficult to remove and an invasive trauma complication which only a specialist like Dr. Allison knows how to treat.
Osteomyelitis develops from an infection traveling through bloodstream or adjacent tissue spreading to infect bone. Osteomyelitis can also develop if the bone has been directly exposed to germs or when metal rods or plates are placed in the bone.
Certain health conditions can place individuals at a high risk of developing osteomyelitis including:
- Poor blood supply
- Recent injury
- Use of injected illegal drugs
Osteomyelitis, as a trauma complication, can be very difficult to treat and requires an experienced and diligent team to remove the infection which Dr. Allison and his associates provide. They are committed to the goal of preserving or improving function, reducing damage to the bone and surrounding tissues.
Read more about osteomyelitis from mayoclinic.org.
Contact the Orthopedic Trauma Specialist
Dr. Daniel C. Allison specializes in orthopedic trauma and uniquely qualified to treat conditions affecting musculoskeletal structures. Dr. Allison leads a skilled multi-disciplinary team providing exceptional care for the successful treatment of orthopedic conditions. Call today to schedule a personal consultation at (310) 730-8008.Contact An Orthopedic Doctor
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