Orthopedic Trauma Services

Orthopedic trauma specialists at Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital have proven experience treating a continuum of trauma cases—from more common injuries to the most complex trauma cases. Our trauma physicians work closely with other specialty physicians, as needed, to develop a tailored and comprehensive care plan for patients with traumatic injuries. Our specialists are fellowship trained in orthopedic trauma and provide expert care for adults and children with acute injuries or complications. Additionally, as part of our commitment to high-quality orthopedic trauma care, we work with Indiana University Health Physicians to educate future orthopedic trauma surgeons. We offer an advanced Orthopedic Trauma Fellowship to those wishing to obtain advanced training in treatment of the multiply injured patient. 

Acute Orthopedic Injuries

  • Difficult fractures of the upper and lower extremities, including open and complex periarticular injuries
  • Complex fractures in the joints (periarticular injuries)
  • Severe open fractures
  • Patients with multiple injuries
  • Pelvic and acetabular (hip) fractures
  • Geriatric or Fragility fractures
  • Extremity injuries requiring hyperbaric oxygen

Complications/Chronic Orthopedic Conditions

  • Non-unions (fractures that did not heal)
  • Mal-unions (fractures that healed in poor position)
  • Infections and osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Arthritis after fracture
  • Leg length discrepancy

Our physicians provide both surgical and non-surgical treatment options. Conservative treatment may include casts, splints or braces.

Surgery may be required for more complicated situations, such as limb lengthening or shortening and alignment. Our highly trained physicians also have extensive experience placing screws and plates to treat fractures and other musculoskeletal injuries.

To contact the Orthopedic Trauma team directly, please call 317.963.1950.