Fractures can happen to anyone--whether it is while participating in sports, as a result of an accident, or simply through an unexpected fall.
If you or someone you love has a fracture, you want to seek out the best care available. At Rothman Institute, we understand finding the right care.
While many fractures will heal well without surgery, others may require surgery for the best possible recovery. The first step in having the best outcome is determining whether your fracture will need surgery in order to heal well. The best person to help you decide is a physician with experience. Only through training and experience will a physician obtain the judgment to help you understand your options, and chose the best one for you. Regardless of whether surgery is necessary, you will want a physician who can provide excellent care and consider the best treatment options for your situation. At Rothman Institute we are dedicated to helping patients like you understand and receive the treatments needed at each stage of recovery. When searching for the best fracture care, there are several important factors to consider.
Questions to ask about fracture care:
Are the physicians highly specialized?
Specialization means focusing on treating fewer conditions, in order to be an expert. Specialization comes from focused training and spending more time in a particular field in order to master it.
At Rothman Institute all of our physicians are specialized in their given area. They see many patients a year with similar conditions and are therefore experts at the treatments they provide and procedures they perform. Some of the physicians at the RI are specialists at treating certain parts of the body, such as Foot and Ankle, Shoulder and Elbow, Spine, and Hand. Others are focused on taking care of patients who have similar types of injuries and functional demands, such as Sports Medicine. Others take care of only fractures, regardless of where or how it occurred. They are Traumatologists, or Fracture Surgeons. Many of our physicians have been taking care of patients in hospital emergency rooms for years, and have gained experience caring for the common injuries that result in fracture.
In your search for fracture care, finding a qualified physician is a good place to start.
Do they use the latest proven technology?
You want your doctor to use the best proven technology in treating your injury. This means the best diagnostic tools, surgical techniques, surgical hardware, rehabilitation, and aftercare. Fracture care has improved tremendously in recent years. As a result, patients often do much better than was previously expected. In addition, there are many conditions that can now be successfully treated that once were written off as “unfixable”. It is important that your doctor is familiar with, and uses, the latest proven techniques in treating your injury.
The physicians at Rothman Institute not only employ the latest proven technology, they are often the ones leading the way with new treatments. This involves many ongoing research projects to help find better treatments, and teaching the next generation of surgeons how to best care for injuries.
At the Rothman Institute your doctor is more likely to provide the most proven, technologically advanced treatment because he or she is at the forefront of their field.
Have they received recognition for clinical excellence?
Year after year the physicians of Rothman Institute are recognized among the best in the region and nation. In 2016, US News and World Report recognized Rothman Institute at Jefferson as the 7th best orthopedic department in the country. Being recognized among the best in the country comes from our dedication to providing quality care for each patient.
As you search for the best fracture care, know that Rothman Institute is here for you. We believe that better understanding your injury and treatment options is an important step on the road to recovery. Our orthopaedic experts want to offer you important answers to your questions about your injury. For more information, please visit us here or contact us at 1-800-321-9999.
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