Conditions We Treat
Expert Treatment for All Trauma Injuries
Test The North Shore-LIJ Orthopaedic Institute is prepared to treat a variety of musculoskeletal trauma injuries. Our orthopaedic trauma specialists are experienced in the clinical assessment and treatment of a wide range of fractures and other trauma injuries, including the following:
- Ankle fractures – Painful injury affecting the joint between the foot and the lower leg, in which the bone gives way and breaks, often accompanied by simultaneous ligament tears.
- Clavicle fractures – A break in the bone articulating with the sternum and scapula bones of the collarbone, or pectoral girdle.
- Femur fractures – Includes all fractures involving the upper bone of the lower extremity extending from the hip to the knee joint. Often the result of trauma injuries in younger patients, whereas osteoporosis often plays a large role for older patients.
- Forearm fractures – Fractures that involve an upper extremity (arm), which include the radius as well as the ulna (which are the lower arm bones) that extend from the wrist up to elbow joint.
- Fracture of the shoulder blade (scapula) – The large triangular bone of the shoulder blade located at the back of the shoulder is rarely broken. Fractures to this complex system of bone and muscle usually result from high-energy, blunt trauma.
- Hand fractures – Includes all fractures to the terminal part of the forelimb which allows a grasping ability, either in the long bones (metacarpals) or the small bones of the fingers (phalanges), which often the result of falls, contact sports, crushing and twisting injuries,
- Hip fractures – Includes all broken bone injuries within the proximal femur, or ball-and-socket joint that is formed by the head of the femur and the cup-shaped cavity of the acetabulum.
- Humerus fractures – The long bone (upper arm), which extends from the shoulder joint to the elbow joint, can break in several ways, including distal humerus (elbow) fractures.
- Osteopathic fractures – Any fracture that happens as a result of osteoporosis, a condition that weakens the bones of older individuals.
- Pelvis fractures – Includes all fractures to the basin-shaped structure including the sacrum and coccyx in the rear and the pubis in the front, which supports the weight of the upper body and transmits weight to the lower extremities.
- Shinbone (tibia) fractures – A common type of bone fracture located in the shinbone (tibia), which is the stronger and larger of a set of bones found below the knee, connecting this vital joint with the bones of the ankle. Occurs most frequently in the proximal tibia.
- Spine fractures – A fracture affecting the spinal column or any bone in that area of the skeletal system; also known as a vertebral fracture.