Emory Orthopaedic Trauma

The Emory Orthopaedic Trauma team is comprised of a group of surgeons who offer our patients the highest level of care possible. Emory Orthopaedic Trauma and Fracture Care Specialists is closely associated with Grady Memorial Hospital, the only Level 1 Trauma Center within 100 miles of metro Atlanta.

Our orthopedic trauma surgeons have expertise in both inpatient and outpatient care. Our goal is to return the patient to their pre-injury functional level without pain. This begins with expert decision-making on the proper surgical or non-surgical treatment method for each trauma patient.

Our orthopedic surgeons specialize in treating injuries in those who may have been injured in auto or motorcycle accidents, falls, or other incidents that resulted in multiple broken bones, compound fractures and fractures near a joint.

Our physicians are specialty trained to care for any and all fractures including the treatment and management of patients with multiple fractures.

Some of the common fractures we treat include:

Ankle Fractures

Any one of the three bones that make up the ankle joint could break as the result of a fall, an automobile accident or some other trauma to the ankle. Learn more >>

Elbow Fractures

An elbow fracture is a break in one or more of the bones that make up the elbow joint. The bones in the elbow joint include the humerus (upper arm bone), the ulna (the larger of the forearm bones at the elbow) and the radius (the smaller of the forearm bones at the elbow). Learn more >>

Femur (thigh bone) Fractures

Your thigh bone (femur) is the longest and strongest bone in your body. Because the femur is so strong, it usually takes a lot of force to break it. Learn more >>

Forearm Fractures

A Colles fracture is a break of one or both of the bones in the forearm just above the wrist. A fracture of the distal end of the radius, the end of the bone near the wrist, is the most commonly broken bone of the wrist. Learn more >>

Heel Fractures

Fractures of the heel bone, or calcaneus, can be disabling injuries. Fractures of the talus which s a small bone that sits between the heel bone (calcaneus) and the two bones of the lower leg (tibia and fibula) are marked by high pain and discomfort. Both often occur during high-energy collisions. Learn more >>

Hip Fractures

A fracture (break in the bone) of the hip is a very common injury. This is usually the result of a fall from a standing height in the older individual, but it can also occur in younger patients. Learn more >>

Knee Fractures

Fractures (a break in the bone) around the knee typically occur following some type of trauma. This may be low energy (such as a fall from a standing height) or high energy (such as a motor vehicle accident). Learn more >>

Pelvis Fractures

Most pelvic fractures involve high-energy forces, such as those generated in a motor vehicle accident, crush accident or fall. Learn more >>

Shoulder Fractures

Fractures in the shoulder commonly involve the clavicle (collar bone), proximal humerus (top of the upper arm bone), and scapula (shoulder blade). Learn more >>

Tibia (lower leg) Fractures

The tibia, or shinbone, is the most common fractured long bone in your body. The long bones include the femur, humerus, tibia, and fibula. Learn more >>

Unhealed Fractures (nonunion)

When the broken bone fails to heal it is called a "nonunion." For bone healing to happen, the bone needs adequate stability and blood supply. Learn more >>

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