Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopedic Surgeons/Joint Replacement & Sports Medicine located in Torrance, CA
If you experience a traumatic injury, it’s important to see an orthopaedic trauma expert who can diagnose your problem and repair the damage. At Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery, experienced orthopaedic surgeon Shaun Chandran, MD, leads a team of trauma experts who can treat all kinds of injuries, from the simple to the severe. Call the Torrance, California, office or click on the online scheduling link to book your trauma care appointment now.
Trauma Care Q&A
What is trauma care?
Trauma care refers to diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries affecting the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and other tissues in your body.
With traumatic injuries, the damage typically happens suddenly, such as sports injuries, falls, and automobile accidents. But trauma can also build over time, with repetitive stress like distance running.
At Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery, the specialists diagnose and treat all kinds of musculoskeletal trauma. They're uniquely qualified to treat orthopaedic injuries, and they're experts in preventing complications like nonunion fractures (nonhealing bones) or malunion fractures (bones that heal out of alignment).
When might I need trauma care?
If you have pain, stiffness, limited range-of-motion, swelling, bruising, or other problems, you may need trauma care. Some of the traumatic injuries that the Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery specialists often treat include:
- Hip fractures
- Shoulder fractures
- Foot and ankle fractures
- Arm and hand fractures
- Pelvic fractures
- Leg fractures
- Joint dislocations
If you suspect that you have a serious injury, stop all activity right away and call Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery for help. Taking action now can help you prevent severe long-term consequences.
What can I expect when I need trauma care?
At Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery, the specialists offer customized trauma care, including a number of different nonsurgical and surgical options. Your specialists recommend the treatment plan that heals your injury the fastest while protecting against complications. Common treatments may include:
- Casting broken bones
- Internal bone fixation
- Internal splinting (intramedullary nail)
- External bone fixation with pins
- Infection treatment
- Physical therapy
The Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery doctors are fracture repair specialists. They regularly treat broken bones ranging from simple nondisplaced fractures to complex comminuted fractures (broken into three or more pieces) and open compound fractures.
Your doctor also treats any complications, like infection, before they can spread and cause even more damage.
Your orthopaedic specialists give you specific instructions to help you look after incision sites and external fixation device pin sites after your surgery. These sites can be prone to infection, so it's vital to keep them clean and avoid any activities that could cause damage as you recover.
When you have a traumatic injury, you can rely on the renowned trauma care specialists at Chandran Orthopaedic Surgery for help. Call the office or click the online booking tool now.