Complex Fracture

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Why Yale Medicine?
  • Yale Medicine has one of two Level I trauma centers (hospitals with the equipment and skills to treat life-threatening injuries) in Connecticut.
  • Besides having four surgeons who specialize in orthopaedic trauma, Yale Medicine has specialists on staff to provide the kind of care trauma patients need.
  • Yale Medicine has an international reputation for groundbreaking work and innovations in treating orthopaedic trauma.

Small fractures can be painful and traumatic – but those that result from a motor vehicle accident or a fall from a high place are of a different magnitude. Such accidents can cause serious injuries all over the body, shattering and/or breaking multiple bones, often in several places. Treatment of these "complex” or “high energy” fractures is complicated.

Yale Medicine has one of two Level I trauma centers in Connecticut, four surgeons who specialize in orthopaedic trauma, as well as specialists to provide care for trauma patients, and an international reputation for groundbreaking work and innovations in treating orthopaedic trauma.