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Complex Fractures

Specialized treatment for severe fractures and problems in the healing process

Geisinger's fellowship-trained orthopaedic surgeons are available 24/7 to provide highly advanced surgical care for patients with complex fractures or related problems in healing, such as infected bones or bones which are not healing properly. These specialists bring a compassionate approach to ensuring you benefit from their wide-ranging expertise with the latest in orthopaedic surgical techniques. This can range from digital imaging to bone graft procedures to rebuilding complex fractures through fusion "cages."

Directed by a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon, the Center for Complex Fracture Care includes specialists caring for severe fractures of the:

Complex Fracture Care

Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeon, James Widmaier, MD, discusses the importance of an Orthopaedic Trauma Fellowship and complex fracture care at Geisinger Health System.

The orthopaedic surgeons at Geisinger's Level I TraumaCenter in Danville and Level II Trauma Center in Wilkes-Barre is supported by the LifeFlight® aeromedical program and physicians in every medical specialty, including:

Conditions and treatments

  • Trauma and acute surgical interventions include
  • Nonunions and infections
  • Acetabular fractures
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Pediatric fractures
  • Geriatric trauma
  • Hand and upper extremity injuries
  • Knee dislocations and fractures
  • Lower extremity and foot injuries
  • Open fractures
  • Patients with multiple injuries
  • Periarticular fractures
  • Periprosthetic fractures
  • Spine trauma

For more information, call Geisinger Orthopaedic Institute at 1.866.414.4988 or 570.271.7969.