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Comprehensive care for every break and tear
Our fellowship-trained orthopedic trauma and fracture specialists are committed to treating the most challenging injuries of the musculoskeletal system, including tendon and ligament tears, joint dislocations, bone breakages and infections.

At the Northwell Health Orthopaedic Institute, our extensively trained trauma doctors are equipped to offer comprehensive treatment plans tailored to your specific needs—so you can heal quickly and get back to the activities you love.

The treatment of trauma and fractures is a collaborative effort made possible by the expertise of orthopedists, general surgeons, neurosurgery trauma specialists, cardiac surgeons and other health providers within the emergency department. We specialize in complex polytraumas, which involve multiple injuries, and often require close collaboration with specialists from other departments.

Orthopedic trauma surgeons are available on site every day of the week to perform routine and complex orthopedic procedures. Our specialists perform delicate replacement and fixation procedures for prosthetic fractures of the hip and knee in the elderly. Minimally invasive approaches to treating complex intra-articular fractures, particularly of the knee and elbow, is another area of expertise. Our surgeons can also address pelvic and acetabular fractures, complex joint fractures with nonunions and malunions and infected fractures.

Trauma services can also be accessed in hospital settings via transport from Northwell Health’s Center for Emergency Medical Services (CEMS). CEMS is the largest hospital-based ambulance service in the New York metropolitan area and one of the largest in the United States.

Level I trauma centers

Our orthopedic surgeons provide care at two of Northwell Health's ACS-verified level I trauma centers and offer quality emergent care to adults and children. Through outreach, injury prevention, research and education, we collaborate with the Trauma Institute to provide advanced trauma care, keeping the community safe and injury-free. 

Fall prevention is the first step to injury prevention. Check out our home safety checklist to make sure your home is designed to avoid damaging slips, trips and falls.

Stay safe and be proactive with insights from our trauma experts. Our specialists have compiled articles to help you stay injury-free, from tips on getting up after a fall to a guide on using your walking aid properly.

Connect to your local emergency ambulance service, fire department, police department and family with a press of the Northwell Health On Call medical alert pendant.

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