When you have serious injuries from an accident, like a car crash or bicycle wreck, a trauma specialist can give you the best chance at making a total recovery.
Orthopaedic surgery has developed into a highly subspecialized area of medicine, where individual surgeons practice in specific areas of surgery such as hand surgery, sports medicine, joint replacement, spine and trauma surgery. Orthopedic surgeons who specialize in trauma surgery are the most qualified to address complex injuries and serious fractures. The physician ‘on-call’ for an emergency room is not likely to be a specialist in fracture/trauma surgery, and therefore may not be the most qualified person to manage your care.
Sub-optimal care immediately after sustaining an injury can have long-term consequences in terms of your functional recovery. Minor fractures usually heal without surgery, but severe fractures and multiple injuries may need surgery to ensure proper healing. The longer it takes for a fracture to heal, the longer it will take for you to fully recover from your accident.
Fortunately, you may request care by a trauma sub-specialist at the hospital you go to, or you can request a transfer to the team of subspecialty trained trauma surgeons at North Shore University Hospital, St. Francis Hospital, or Winthrop University Hospital. Transfers can be arranged from anywhere in the country, by helicopter if necessary. This can be easily accomplished by calling our office at any time, and the appropriate physician will be contacted.
Types of Fractures
Our orthopedic trauma specialists – Dr. Hamid Mostafavi and Dr. Jeffrey Richmond - handle all types of fracture care, including hand/wrist fractures, foot/ankle fractures, hip fractures, collar bone fractures, shoulder/elbow fractures, leg fractures, and more. Visit our interactive patient education library, where you can point and click on your injury to learn about it.
Meet our Traumatologists
Hamid Mostafavi MD: Dr. Mostafavi has been practicing orthopaedic traumatology for about 20 years since completing his surgical training at SUNY-Downstate Medical Center and his fellowship in orthopaedic traumatology at the renowned R. Adams Cowley Shock-Trauma Center at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He has extensive experience in the treatment of upper and lower extremity trauma as well as pelvic and acetabulum (hip socket) fractures.
Jeffrey Richmond MD: Dr. Richmond has been practicing orthopaedic traumatology for about 15 years since his residency training at the Hospital for Joint Diseases and fellowship training in orthopaedic traumatology at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City. He has expertise in the treatment of upper and lower extremity trauma as well as pelvic and acetabulum (hip socket) fractures.
For an appointment with a New York traumatologist, contact Orthopaedic Associates of Manhasset at (516) 627-8717.