When you sustain serious injuries in an accident – like a car crash or bicycle wreck – a trauma specialist can give you the best chance at making a total recovery.
Orthopedic surgery has developed into a highly subspecialized area of medicine, where 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. An on-call physician at a typical 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.
Suboptimal care after a serious accident can have long-term consequences and negatively impact 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 subspecialist 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.
Orthopedic Trauma Specialists in Long Island
If you’re injured in an accident, make sure you see the orthopedic trauma specialist you need in order to heal properly – and quickly. For an appointment with a New York traumatologist, contact Orthopaedic Associates of Manhasset at (516) 627-8717.