Fractures/Broken Bones

If you’ve suffered a broken bone (fracture) or have received treatment for a broken bone that didn’t heal properly (slow to heal, didn’t heal, crooked bone, missing bone), our dedicated and expert team of the Michigan Orthopaedic Trauma Service will listen, evaluate, discuss and offer the most up-to-date and evidence-based options for your care (including 40 plus years of trauma-specific surgical experience).  We comprehensively take care of fractures from the shoulder to wrist (along with our upper extremity specialists) and pelvis to the foot (along with our foot/ankle specialists), tailored to your specific needs.

Broken Bones from Accidents and Other Traumas

With expertise 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 and joints of the musculoskeletal system following trauma in adults.

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 and acetabular 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(link is external) program to improve the care of fracture patients aged 50 and up. We provide our patients with education and treatment programs, intending to restore them to pre-fracture function as soon as possible after surgery. On average, it takes about 3 to 6 months for bones to heal after fracture surgery although overall recovery can take a year or longer. 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 healthcare 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. 

Michigan Medicine Comprehensive Hand Center

Our team of specialists at the Comprehensive Hand Center is dedicated to providing comprehensive care for a variety of hand problems. From arthritis injuries to congenital hand conditions to the most complex reconstruction, our hand specialists approach each case individually, with a specific plan designed to maximize the restoration of both form and function. Depending on the types of hand conditions our patients face, our physicians will help determine the best therapies or procedures to maximize hand functionality and normal hand appearances. Visit the Comprehensive Hand Center page to learn more about the program and to contact our hand specialists.