For Orthopedic Trauma Patients
For most orthopaedic 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 orthopaedic 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, orthopaedic 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
After Discharge from BIDMC
All patients who are evaluated and treated by the Orthopaedic 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 Orthopaedics.
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 Orthopaedic Trauma Service partners with a wide range of clinical
departments to provide comprehensive and personalized care, including: