Orthopaedic Trauma

Angus Goetz, DO, FAOAO

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Jackson, WY

Orthopedic trauma care spans a range of issues, from bone or ligament fractures to life-threatening injuries. Dr. Angus Goetz, at his Jackson, Wyoming, practice, specializes in orthopaedic trauma, treating patients who’ve suffered serious injuries. Whether it’s an injury sustained in a car accident, or a complicated sports injury from the playing field or the slopes, it’s important to be seen right away. Call the office right away or book online to see Dr. Goetz.

Orthopaedic trauma Q & A

What is orthopaedic trauma?

Orthopedic trauma refers to a branch of orthopedic issues that deal with issues concerning the bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments in your body following trauma, such as sports injuries or road traffic accidents.

In this specialized realm of orthopaedics, the aim with each patient is to heal fractured bones and restore joint surfaces. This allows your injured body to resume optimal functioning and helps you resume your everyday routine.

What are common problems orthopaedic trauma deals with?

Orthopedic trauma specialists like Dr. Goetz can treat fractures in virtually any bone in your body. Some of the most common fractures he sees include the:

  • Hip
  • Tibia (shin)
  • Femur (upper leg)
  • Humerus (the bone in your upper arm)
  • Elbow
  • Pelvis
  • Collarbone
  • Forearm
  • Knee
  • Shoulder

Dr. Goetz evaluates your condition in a timely manner and recommends the treatments that are likely to produce the best result. He performs a variety of minimally invasive surgeries that limit downtime and the risk of complications to repair all different types of fractures.

Why should I seek medical attention after orthopaedic trauma?

After a severe bone injury, emergency room physicians can help you deal with the immediate consequences of your injury.

However, the necessary surgeries and long-term monitoring and care required are best left to orthopaedic trauma specialists like Dr. Goetz, as he’s specially trained in the treatment of traumatic injuries.

In addition, he has years of professional experience treating patients who come to him with traumatic bone injuries. At his practice, he’s equipped with modern, advanced equipment, as well as the skills necessary to produce effective outcomes while limiting your discomfort.

When you experience orthopaedic trauma, you’re likely looking at weeks or months of extended rehabilitation.

Dr. Goetz is uniquely qualified to steer you in the right direction toward recovery. He employs physical therapy, strengthening exercise programs, nutrition counseling, and other non-surgical techniques to help speed up your recovery and get you back to enjoying life to its fullest.

If you’ve recently dealt with orthopaedic trauma, put your recovery in the right hands and call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Goetz today.