Trauma Injuries

Trauma is not only a physical injury, it can also be a distressing and emotional experience.

Trauma to bones can result in fractures while injury to muscle and tendons typical results in tears.
Sometimes bones and joints need to be splinted or braced and other times surgery is required.

Types of trauma

Low energy injuries such as simple falls or sporting injuries usually result in less complex fractures and less soft tissue injury. Typical symptoms of a fracture include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Deformity

Sometimes, lower energy injuries can be mistaken for ‘sprains’ or ‘strains’. If you have had an injury that is not responding to treatment, it is advisable to see your doctor as an X-Rays maybe required rule out a fracture.
Higher energy injuries such as motorcycle or car accidents, typically fracture bones in multiple places and significantly damage the soft tissues. This can result in large amounts of bruising and swelling as well as significant pain in the injured area. This type of injury can be challenging to treat and frequently requires surgery to restore broken bones or ligaments to their normal position.

There is never a good time to experience unexpected trauma. Our team at Melbourne Bone and Joint will help you to understand your injury and provide timely care to get you back to the best you can be. Our team is experienced in trauma care with our surgeons undertaking international fellowships at major trauma centres.