Patient overcomes pain medication addiction after devastating injuries

Patient overcomes pain medication addiction after devastating injuries

How do you manage pain without medication? Learn more about one patient’s journey of overcoming addiction from pain killers.

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OrthoIndy trauma surgeon helps patient attend son’s wedding

OrthoIndy trauma surgeon helps patient attend son’s wedding

How do bones repair after fracture and what is the treatment? Learn more about bone fracture repair surgery and what to expect when a broken bone is healing.

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Unique foot and ankle surgery allows patient to walk and cheer again

Unique foot and ankle surgery allows patient to walk and cheer again

How long does it take to recover from an ankle operation? An open fracture in the talus and tibia leads to three surgeries but ultimately allows patient to return to normal.

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What is reconstructive osteotomy surgery?

What is reconstructive osteotomy surgery?

An osteotomy is a reconstructive surgery where a bone is cut to shorten or lengthen it or to change its alignment usually after a broken bone due doesn’t heal correctly.

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What is a periarticular fracture?

What is a periarticular fracture?

A periarticular fracture affects the bones that make up the joints throughout the body. Treatment depends on the severity of the break, the location and the cause.

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Malunion vs. nonunion fractures

Malunion vs. nonunion fractures

After bone trauma, difficulty with bone healing or alignment can occur. This is referred to as a malunion or nonunion and may make the return to function a challenge.

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Can you get an infection from a fractured bone?

Can you get an infection from a fractured bone?

Most broken bones do not lead to infections. In rare cases, fractures, particularly open fractures, can lead to infection and a long treatment and recovery process.

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Common motorized vehicle injuries

Common motorized vehicle injuries

OrthoIndy trauma physicians treat injuries related to motorized vehicle accidents including car, truck, motorcycle, four wheeler, ATV, dirt bikes and moped accidents.

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What is a proximal tibia (shinbone) fracture?

What is a proximal tibia (shinbone) fracture?

A proximal tibia fracture is when the shinbone specifically breaks just below the knee. Here we explain proximal tibia fracture symptoms and treatment.

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What is an open fracture (compound fracture)?

What is an open fracture (compound fracture)?

What causes an open fracture, how to treat a compound fracture, open fracture symptoms and how long it takes a compound fracture to heal.

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What is a pilon fracture (lower leg/ankle break)?

What is a pilon fracture (lower leg/ankle break)?

A pilon fracture occurs when the bone breaks at the bottom of the shinbone (tibia), close to your ankle. Learn more about trauma care at OrthoIndy.

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Common injuries from slips and falls

Common injuries from slips and falls

Slip and fall injuries can be a costly expense. Learn more about the most common slip and fall accidents that may lead to treatment by a trauma specialist.

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