For Orthopedic Trauma Patients
For most orthopedic trauma patients, patient care begins in the Emergency Department at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center immediately post-injury. Our staff works with a team of nurses, trauma coordinators and other specialists to facilitate efficient and personalized care. The first goal is to accurately diagnose and stabilize the patient's injuries. Once this has been done, the patient may be admitted to the hospital.
If orthopedic surgery is required to repair the patient's injuries, care will be provided in an operating room at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Our care team, comprised of attending physicians, orthopedic and emergency medicine residents, and allied health professionals, strives to keep the patient and their family regularly informed and actively involved in decision-making throughout the patient's stay at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
After Discharge from BIDMC
All patients who are evaluated and treated by the Orthopedic Trauma Service are encouraged on their discharge from the hospital to follow up with us in our Outpatient Trauma Clinic, located in the Carl J. Shapiro Department of Orthopedics.
In addition to providing follow up care from the Emergency Department visit or hospitalization, our trauma surgeons will also see patients with older injuries referred to us for treatment and possible reconstruction.
The Orthopedic Trauma Service partners with a wide range of clinical departments to provide comprehensive and personalized care, including: