Trauma Surgery and Fracture Management
Trauma surgery is a subspecialty of orthopedic medicine that requires fellowship training beyond the usual orthopedic surgical residency. Our orthopedic trauma and reconstruction surgeons treat and manage the simplest to the most complex fractures. Dr. Drake Borer, Dr. David Laverty, Dr. Austin Hill, and Dr. Earl Kilbride are also highly involved in the advancement of orthopedic trauma surgery techniques. Dr. Borer and Dr. Laverty have over a decade of experience caring for injured patients at the region’s only Level 1 trauma center, University Medical Center Brackenridge.
Trauma cases are especially challenging to treat, but our team of trauma surgeons will act quickly to examine your injury and determine how to treat it. Your injury may take some time to heal, but you will make progress towards recovery one day at a time.
Common orthopedic trauma injuries and treatment options include:
- Hip (Pelvic) Fractures
- Upper Leg (Femur) Fractures
- Lower Leg Fractures: Tibia and Fibula
- Collarbone (Clavicle) Fractures
- Upper Arm (Humerus) Fractures
- Lower Arm Fractures: Radius and Ulna
- Non-Healing or Poorly Healed Fractures
- Post-Traumatic Bone Infection
- Post-Traumatic Reconstruction
- Soft Tissue Reconstruction
- Total Joint Replacement
- Arthroscopic Repair
Looking to learn more for a specific type of injury or procedure? Check out our interactive patient education library for more information.