Fractures/Broken Bones

 If you’ve suffered a broken bone (fracture), or have received treatment for a broken bone that didn’t heal properly, we want you to know that the team of surgeons at the University of Michigan Health System Orthopaedic Trauma Service specializes only in fractures and has more than 45 years of trauma-specific experience.  We comprehensively treat all forms of fractures, with a variety of the latest surgical and non-surgical treatments tailored for your specific needs.

Broken Bones from Accidents and Other Traumas

Specializing in acute trauma, as well as, the late effects of injuries. Our orthopaedic trauma team is a branch of orthopaedic surgery specializing in problems related to the bones, joints and soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments) of the musculoskeletal system following trauma. The Orthopaedic Trauma Service takes care of patients age 18 and over who have sustained injuries to the skeleton.

We Specialize in Pelvic Fractures and Fractures Around Joints

We offer some fracture surgeries that aren’t readily available elsewhere, such as surgery for pelvic fractures. We also treat problem fractures like those that occur around joints, expertly piecing the joint fragments back together. And other non-University of Michigan physicians often refer to us their patients with fractures that have failed to heal after initial treatment. Minimally invasive surgery options allow us to treat some fractures through small incisions so patients can get back to their lives as quickly as possible. In addition to trauma fractures, we also treat osteoporotic fractures and are part of the American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone program to improve the care of fracture patients age 50 and up. We provide our patients with education and treatment programs, with a goal to restore them to pre-fracture function as soon as possible after surgery. On average, it takes about 3 months to heal after fracture surgery. During that time, our partners in rehabilitation will begin working with you to increase your function, decrease your pain and maximize your performance.

Contact Us / Make an Appointment

  • Orthopaedics, 734-936-5780
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PMR), 734-936-7175

Selecting a health care provider is a very important decision. Because we are highly experienced in successfully treating and repairing breaks and fractures, we would like to help you explore your options. Our staff will be glad to talk with you about how we can help.