Sometimes the unexpected happens and you may find a loved one or yourself in need of emergency care. Experienced orthopedic trauma services are available for adult and pediatric patients close to home at Bronson Methodist Hospital, making it quick and easy to find quality care.
As the only Level I Trauma Center in southwest Michigan, we have a team of orthopedic traumatologists that includes Jason Roberts, MD, and Tyler Snoap, MD. Both of these physicians received additional training on how to treat complex conditions. Our orthopedic trauma team specializes in problems related to bones, joints and soft tissues following an accident. Injuries can range from single or multiple fractures to life-threatening injuries. As a matter of fact, Dr. Roberts teaches the techniques of fracture care to orthopedic physicians around the world.
Because of the complexity of care, our team works with other doctors to provide you or a loved one with a treatment plan designed for the best recovery. Take comfort in knowing the highest level of care in southwest Michigan is here in case you or a loved one needs it.
Orthopedic trauma conditions we treat
Some of the most commonly treated conditions include:
If you need care for a condition not listed here, consult with one of our orthopedic and sports medicine providers.
Expertise in orthopedic trauma treatment
Our orthopedic trauma team cares for patients who have a variety of injuries. Some of the most common treatments include:
- Bone fracture repair – Surgery to fix a broken bone using metal screws, rods or plates to hold the bone together. Also known as open reduction and internal fixation (ORIF) surgery
- Joint replacement – replacement of a damaged or diseased joint with an artificial implant
- Limb lengthening – Correction of upper and lower limb deformities
- Medication – Prescribed or over-the-counter drugs to relieve pain
- Physical therapy/rehabilitation – Non-surgical techniques, such as massage, heat treatment and exercises to reduce pain, restore function and prevent injury
- Reconstruction of the pelvis
- Surgery – Such as repairing fractures, that are complex in nature, including malunions and nonunions
- Therapeutic aids – Braces, inserts, wraps, splints and other accessories designed to provide supports to injured bones, muscles and joints
- Therapeutic exercise – Physical activities that focus on restoring and maintaining strength, stability, flexibility and balance
Multidisciplinary orthopedic trauma care team
At Bronson, you will be cared for by highly-skilled surgeons who will use the latest techniques to allow for less pain, faster recovery and the best outcome possible. With access to our expansive team of orthopedic specialists, from hand surgeons, to foot and ankle specialists and spine specialists, you or your loved one will benefit from this specialized care.