Orthopedic Trauma Doctor

At OAK Orthopedics, the region's most preferred orthopedic practice, our doctors have the knowledge and experience to treat a variety of traumatic orthopedic injuries.

Following an accident, it's important to ensure that your body hasn't sustained any sort of traumatic injury. Orthopedic trauma doctors evaluate, diagnose, and treat those who have sustained traumatic injuries, providing the care they need to get back on their feet and avoid any lingering effects or unwanted complications.

Trauma injuries can happen in many ways, including sports-related incidents, auto collisions, workplace accidents, and more. The cause of the trauma isn't nearly as important as its effects, however, which can encompass a wide range of conditions of your joints, bones, and soft tissues. Some of the most common medical issues that an orthopedic trauma team treats include:

  • Dislocations
  • Fractures, including acetabular fractures and pelvis fractures
  • Malunion and nonunion fractures
  • Other musculoskeletal issues
  • Pelvic issues
  • Spinal issues

These issues can all be debilitating, and if not addressed with the proper trauma care, they can worsen over time. This is what makes it so important for patients who have experienced an injury to seek treatment sooner rather than later.

The first step is getting a diagnosis. Trauma specialists can quickly and accurately assess the effects of your traumatic accident and from there, they can provide you with a recommended treatment. Often, this will involve surgery. The kind of surgery you require depends on the nature of your orthopedic injury. No matter the type of trauma surgery you need, you should expect a recovery time of a few weeks, and in some cases, a few months. During this time, physical therapy will likely be needed to ensure that your body heals the way it's supposed to. Pain medication may also be administered to minimize your discomfort. Trauma patients can learn more about what they should expect from surgery by talking directly with their surgeon.

What's most important is receiving the orthopedic trauma care you need without delay. Being involved in any kind of accident can have reverberations throughout your body, including some you may not realize. Only an orthopedic trauma surgeon will be able to fully assess your medical needs and get you on the road to a speedy, complete recovery.

Specializing in What Moves You at OAK Orthopedics

At OAK Orthopedics, our world-class team of orthopedic experts is devoted to providing customized treatment plans focused on each patient's individual needs and goals.

Our specialty-trained orthopedic trauma doctors, Dr. Wesley Choy, Dr. Alexander Michalow, Dr. Rajeev D. Puri, Dr. Eddie Jones Jr., Dr. Kermit Muhammad, Dr. Tom Antkowiak, Dr. Jalaal Shah, and Dr. Holly Brockman, have extensive experience in treating a variety of traumatic orthopedic injuries. Nonsurgical methods will always be recommended first before considering surgery. However, in most situations, conservative treatments do not provide adequate relief, and surgery is the best option to fix the problem. Our trauma surgeons are skilled in performing many surgical procedures and utilize state-of-the-art technology in doing so. Rest assured that when you see one of our specialists, you're in the care of the region's most preferred orthopedic providers. 

If you have pain from a traumatic injury that you'd like to have evaluated, we encourage you to contact our team of orthopedic doctors today at one of our three locations in Bourbonnais, Frankfort, Mokena, or Watseka. Call (815) 928-8050 for our Bourbonnais or Watseka office or (815) 469-3452 for our Frankfort office, or request an appointment online with one of our experienced orthopedic trauma surgeons.