Trauma

Mehling Orthopedics

Orthopedic Surgeons & Regenerative Medicine Specialists located in Hackensack, NJ & West Islip, NY

Going through any sort of trauma can lead to ongoing pain and physical limitations if you don’t get started on proper treatment right away. With their expertise in trauma care and emergency surgery, board-certified Brian Mehling, MD, and Pavel Yufit, MD, of Mehling Orthopedics, offer comprehensive trauma care in Hackensack, New Jersey, as well as West Islip and Midtown, New York. Book your trauma evaluation online or call your nearest location to speak with a team member.

Trauma Q & A

What is considered a traumatic injury?

Orthopedic trauma, meaning injuries to your musculoskeletal system, includes any type of severe injury that occurs because of blunt force or an accident. Traumatic injuries can involve any of the following:

  • Crush injuries
  • Sports injuries
  • Severed nerves
  • Broken or dislocated bones
  • Tendon or ligament ruptures
  • Slips and falls or car accident injuries

Trauma can also include severe pain or difficulty moving a limb after falling down, falling off a moving object (like a bicycle), or lifting something heavy.

When should I see a doctor for trauma?

It’s critical to seek immediate medical attention after trauma to assess the extent of your injuries and intervene with proper treatment quickly. Not only is early medical care important for your health and recovery after trauma, but it’s also an important step in paperwork processing if insurance companies are involved, possibly after an automobile, personal injury, or workplace accident.

At Mehling Orthopedics, Dr. Mehling and Dr. Yufit encourage you to be seen right away for a trauma evaluation if you have or feel:

  • Significant pain that worsens or doesn’t improve after a few days
  • Broken bones that are protruding through your skin
  • Difficulty bearing weight on a leg
  • Progressive swelling

You should also have an exam with Mehling Orthopedics if you find that you have numbness, tingling, or burning after an accident or injury.

How are traumatic injuries treated?

Your traumatic injury treatment plan from Mehling Orthopedics is designed to relieve current pain and inflammation, while also promoting blood flow and healing over time. Depending on the extent of your trauma and related symptoms, you may need:

  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications
  • Casting, bracing or splinting
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Pain medications
  • Physical therapy

If you have severe trauma, such as compound fractures, multiple broken bones, or torn connective tissues, you might need surgery. Dr. Mehling and Dr. Yufit have extensive trauma surgery experience and can provide immediate emergency surgical care for the most complex of traumatic injuries. You’re in entirely capable hands at Mehling Orthopedics.

Get started on your essential trauma treatment at Mehling Orthopedics right away. Schedule an appointment online or call your most convenient office directly.