As the region's most preferred orthopedic practice, our specialty-trained orthopedic trauma doctors at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute have the experience, knowledge, and expertise to diagnose and treat traumatic injuries.

Orthopedic trauma is a specialized medical field that focuses on the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries following a traumatic accident. Affecting the bones, joints, muscles, ligaments, or tendons, traumatic injuries usually involve a fracture of some kind or multiple injuries. These injuries require immediate evaluation and treatment in order to prevent further damage from occurring. Trauma doctors understand this and are dedicated to getting patients back to their active lifestyles.

When It's Time to Visit an Orthopedic Trauma Doctor

Expressing whatever symptoms you are experiencing to your doctor can help them to provide you with the best orthopedic trauma care. If you are experiencing any of the following symptoms, you should contact an orthopedic trauma doctor near you:

  • Area is red and warm to the touch
  • Bruising or discoloration
  • Inability to bear weight
  • Inability to bend or move the affected joint or body part
  • Severe pain in the affected area
  • Severe swelling that is not going down

These symptoms could be an indication that you have a more serious medical injury or condition, such as:

  • Deformed joints
  • Dislocations
  • Malaligned fractures
  • Multiple broken bones
  • Non-healing fractures
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Traumatic sports injuries

Some traumatic injuries can be treated by conservative treatment methods, like casting or bracing. However, there are many cases where surgery is the best option for providing patients full relief and restoring normal function. If trauma surgery is deemed necessary, our surgeons have performed hundreds of complex surgeries and returned patients to their lives, functioning at their highest capacity.

Our doctors understand that trauma injuries can have a serious impact on a patient's life. To schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic trauma specialists, please call (219) 921-1444 or request an appointment online.

We also offer our walk-in Orthopedic Urgent Care to treat orthopedic injuries that require immediate attention. Available at our Portage location, our urgent care is open Monday – Friday, 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., with no appointment needed.

Keeping You in Motion at Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute

The most important decision you will make regarding your care is finding an experienced doctor who can expertly diagnose and treat your pain.

At Lakeshore Bone & Joint Institute, our specialty-trained and board-certified trauma surgeons, Paul J. Gruszka, M.D., Thomas H. Kay, M.D., David J. Musgrave, M.D., Nick Nenadovich, M.D., Aaron G. Anderson, M.D., Rebecca B. Anderson, M.D., Ryan J. Plank, M.D., John A. Guzzo, M.D., Eric K. Szczesniak, M.D., Michael E. Kralovec, M.D., Scott P. Fielder, M.D., and Thomas D. Magill, M.D., are experts in treating a variety of trauma injuries. Our orthopedic trauma doctors place a high value on excellent patient care and only use the most innovative treatment techniques and state-of-the-art procedures. Our trauma surgeons also work in conjunction with our physical therapy team to reach each patient's personal goals in recovery. 

To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced orthopedic trauma surgeons, please call (219) 921-1444 or request an appointment online.