Orthopedic Trauma Care in Dearborn & Jackson, MILearn more about the various types of orthopedic trauma and how our experienced team of doctors can help. Orthopedic Trauma Care Also for Ann Arbor, Allen Park, Trenton, & ChelseaOrthopedic trauma describes a severe injury to the bones, muscles, ligaments or soft tissues. Most of these injuries occur suddenly and unexpectedly from accidents such as falls, industrial accidents or motor vehicle collisions.Orthopedic trauma can happen to anyone, at any time, and be life altering if not treated properly and promptly. If you have suffered a severe orthopedic injury, you need the help of a trusted surgeon. Dr. Alfred Faulkner has world class training in orthopedic trauma surgery and extensive experience helping patients recover from injuries of this nature and return to full functionality. Because he sees these types of cases regularly, he stays up to date with all advances in technique and technology. Dr. Faulkner will use innovative methods to restore your normal bone, muscle and joint functionality.Types of Orthopedic TraumaBone fracturesThe most common type of orthopedic trauma is bone fractures, which are cracks or breaks in the bones. Most bones break or crack from high-impact force during a fall, motor vehicle accident, or other high impact activities; other bones break or crack due to medical conditions like osteoporosis that weaken the bones. Fractures cause serious pain, swelling, bruising, tenderness, numbness and difficulty moving a limb.Dislocated jointAnother common traumatic injury is a dislocated joint, in which the bones are disconnected from the joint socket holding them in place. The shoulders, fingers, knees, hips and elbows can become dislocated from a fall, motor vehicle accident or injury playing contact or collision sports.Treatment for joint dislocations depends on the type and extent of the injury. Sometimes the bones are maneuvered back into position and immobilized with a splint or sling while the joint heals. Other more serious cases may require surgery if the bones cannot be moved back into the proper position or there is damage to nearby structures such as the blood vessels, nerves or ligaments.Nonunions and malunionsA nonunion occurs when a bone fracture does not heal properly after an extended period of time. A malunion occurs when the fracture heals in an abnormal position, which can impair the function of the bone or limb or cause a shortening of the limb. Nonunions and malunions may be caused by infection, inadequate blood supply or other factors. Treating a nonunion or malunion depends on the location, severity and cause of the problem.Contact Dr. Alfred Faulkner TodayIf you or a loved one has experienced orthopedic trauma, Dr. Faulkner is here to help. Using state-of-the-art treatments and procedures and new technology, he will formulate a plan tailored to your needs, helping you heal and reclaim normal or near to normal function. Call or email our office today to request an appointment to discuss your case with Dr. Faulkner.