Trauma and Post Trauma Injuries

Orthopedic Trauma

Treating the most complex trauma Injuries

Portneuf Medical Center, a level II trauma center provides the highest level of comprehensive care for critically injured patients and is prepared to respond 24/7 to traumatic injury. The most severe cases may be transferred to a higher level of care, a level I trauma center; the only one in the region is the University of Utah Hospital.

As a complement to our level II trauma center, Portneuf Medical Center’s trauma team includes orthopedic traumatologists; specialty trained orthopedic surgeons who are experts in caring for patients with severe injury to part(s) of the musculoskeletal system often as a result of vehicular and industrial accidents, slips, falls or sports injuries as they offer more advanced orthopedic care for more acute injuries.

An injury to the skeletal or muscular system can change a person’s life, function, and mobility. Often, these injuries require the unique expertise of an orthopedic trauma physician.

What is Orthopedic Trauma?

Orthopedic trauma is a branch of orthopedic surgery specializing in problems related to the bones, joints, and soft tissues (muscles, tendons, ligaments) of the entire body following trauma. Trauma injuries requiring the special care that an orthopedic trauma physician can offer, varies significantly, from hairline fractures to multiple broken bones and ligaments. Our orthopedic trauma physicians have one goal in mind when treating this kind of trauma - to restore the function of the injured body part(s) as quickly and effectively as possible.

What Type of Injuries Can we Treat?

  • Sternoclavicular Joint Dislocation
  • Acromioclavicular Joint Separation
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Scapula Fracture
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Proximal Humerus Fracture
  • Humeral Shaft Fracture
  • Distal Humerus Fracture
  • Fractures around the Elbow
  • Elbow Dislocation
  • Radial Head/Neck Fractures
  • Both Bone Forearm Fractures
  • Radial Shaft Fracture
  • Ulnar Shaft Fracture
  • Distal Radius Fracture
  • Acetabular Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Hip Dislocation
  • Hip Fracture
  • Femoral Shaft Fracture
  • Distal Femur Fracture
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Tibial Plateau Fracture
  • Tibial Shaft Fracture
  • Pilon Fracture
  • Ankle Dislocation
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Talus Fracture/Dislocation
  • Calcaneus Fracture
  • Navicular Fracture
  • Cuboid Fracture
  • Lisfranc Fracture/Dislocation
  • Metatarsal or Phalangeal Fractures
  • Orthopedic Traumatology
  • Complications of Old Trauma
  • Orthopedic Infections

Orthopedic traumatologists treat patients who have or may have experienced severe trauma to their joints and bones, as well as their muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Post-Traumatic Orthopedic Conditions can include malunions and nonunions – previous fractures that do not heal properly or at all – as well as damage to cartilage, muscles, tendons, and nerves. These conditions also include infections such as osteomyelitis and MRSA, nerve damage, Ganglion cysts, and inflammatory conditions such as arthritis.

Post-traumatic orthopedic conditions can be treated both surgically and nonsurgical, depending on the condition.

Service Providers

Cody L Martin, MD
Department of Surgery, Joint Replacement: Knee, Hip, Shoulder and Revision, Orthopedic Pain, Orthopedics, Trauma and Post Trauma Injuries

Kevin P O'Halloran, MD
Department of Surgery, Orthopedics, Trauma and Post Trauma Injuries

Kim N Poludnianyk, DO
Orthopedics, Trauma and Post Trauma Injuries