If you sustain an injury to your bones, muscles, or any other structural element of your body, you need orthopaedic trauma care. For a comprehensive assessment of your injuries and a thoughtful treatment plan, turn to Eric E. Johnson, MD, in the Westwood neighborhood of Los Angeles. Dr. Johnson is an experienced orthopaedic trauma specialist and highly respected in his field. To schedule an appointment, reach out online or over the phone today.
Orthopaedic trauma is a branch of medicine that focuses on treating severe musculoskeletal injuries caused by external forces. External forces include things like automobile accidents, industrial accidents, violent injuries, contact sports injuries, accidental falls, and other sudden accidents.
The musculoskeletal system consists of structural components of the body that support the weight of the body, hold its form, and facilitate movement. These components include the:
Damage to the musculoskeletal system, while not necessarily fatal, can negatively impact your quality of life.
Some examples of the most common orthopaedic trauma injuries that Dr. Johnson treats include:
To protect your wellbeing and mobility, seek out orthopaedic trauma care as soon as possible after sustaining a traumatic injury.
Physicians trained in orthopaedic trauma, like Dr. Johnson, have specialized knowledge about the anatomy of the whole body and how to:
Also, orthopaedic trauma physicians, while they always strive to find a nonsurgical solution, can operate on a traumatic injury. When they do operate, orthopaedic trauma physicians use techniques that ensure the fastest and most positive recovery.
Like other orthopaedic doctors, Dr. Johnson stays connected with his patients throughout their recovery to make sure they heal well and don’t require further intervention.
If he finds that patients do need further care, he can address it himself or refer them to another specialist, such as a physical therapist.
If a traumatic injury makes it hard for you to live your life, find out how orthopaedic trauma care can help you. For a consultation with Dr. Johnson, call his practice or use the online booking tool today.