Skilled Traumatologists

The mission of the Hughston Trauma division is to care for the trauma patient and to contribute to the profession by being on the forefront of value driven healthcare. We strive to develop sustainable fracture care programs and help navigate the healthcare marketplace with tailored processes.

Our goal is to be considered the best quality provider of orthopedic fracture care, not only by our patients, but by our institutions and in the regions we serve. We strive to be continually improving our quality and to provide comprehensive care of all fractures and fracture related problems.

  • We always place the patient first and treat them as we would our family.
  • We never turn away from any adult fracture or fracture related problem.
  • We never compromise our quality and integrity.
  • When we can’t provide service, we should help find a solution

Often with trauma patients, the treatment for any one problem can conflict with that for another, and life threatening injuries may prevent addressing all of the patient’s problems at once. Hughston orthopedic traumatologists are adept at treating patients who have suffered multiple injuries, such as fractures, soft tissue injuries, and injuries that occur around a joint. The presence of multiple injuries can also increase the risk of metabolic complications, such as blood clots, fat embolism, and compartment syndrome. Our orthopedic traumatologists are also skilled at treating patients who have fracture complications—nonunions (fractures that fail to heal properly), malunions (fractures that do not heal in a normal position), fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum (hip), and osteomyelitis (bone infections)—that can be sources of musculoskeletal abnormalities.

Some injuries treated by Hughston traumatologists:

  • Polytrauma patients (individuals with multiple traumatic injuries)
  • Complex fractures (fracture with multiple pieces of bone and damage to the surrounding soft tissue)
  • Compartment syndrome (a serious condition that occurs when pressure builds within an area of muscle)
  • Pelvic fractures and pelvis ring fractures
  • Acetabulum (hip socket) fractures
  • Nonunions (fractures that fail to heal properly)
  • Malunions (fractures that do not heal in a normal position)
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infections)