Trauma is a physical force applied to the bone that the bone cannot withstand. Orthopedic trauma surgeons work with other specialists to care for fractures, dislocations, breaks and traumatic injuries to your musculoskeletal system from collisions, blows, slips and falls.
Surviving the Wreck: Lisa's Story
Hit by a drunk driver, Lisa suffered fractures in her neck, back, ribs, hands, legs and knees. Broken and bruised, she came to UVA. View transcript.