Trauma

We know it’s important to do things right the first time. That’s why we use the same resources and training found at any Level 1 trauma center in the state. Our orthopedic trauma experts, Mitchell Kuhl, D.O. and Timothy Hiesterman, D.O., focus solely on traumatic fracture care. They are the only surgeons in Central Minnesota who perform minimally invasive and state-of-the-art techniques to treat traumatic fractures.

The right treatment and rehabilitation of traumatic fractures is essential for a healthy recovery. Our support staff and therapists are trained to provide the best outcomes for traumatic orthopedic injuries.

Common Trauma Injuries

Our orthopedic trauma specialists can help you recover from these common traumatic injuries to the upper and lower body, and the pelvis:

  • Fractures around total hip and knee implants (periprosthetic fractures)
  • Complex fractures involving joints (intraarticular fractures)
  • Fractures involving the femur, tibia, and humerus (long bone fractures)
  • Multiple fractures
  • Fractures that fail to heal or fractures that heal in the wrong position (fracture malunions)

Evaluation and Treatment

We carefully immobilize your injury and determine the best treatment after a thorough physical examination and imaging (X-ray, CAT scan, or MRI). If your treatment is non-operative, we’ll set the fracture with a cast as soon as possible. If surgery is required, we’ll schedule your operation in an appropriate timeframe for your injury. We’ll help you understand every step of the process so you feel at ease with your treatment and recovery.

For optimum recovery results, you’ll begin rehabilitation therapy as soon it’s appropriate—either in the hospital the day after your operation, or promptly after removal of your cast. We’ll help you manage your rehabilitation routine right here at St. Cloud Orthopedics or somewhere closer to your home. Your recovery is our primary focus and we’ll do everything possible to help you return to your independent lifestyle.

Please contact us if you’d like to learn more about our treatments for traumatic orthopedic fractures.

For additional traumatic orthopedic injury resources, please visit the following websites:

ota.org
orthoinfo.org