Orthopedic trauma refers to an injury caused by an external source and may often be life threatening.
Trauma and orthopedic surgeons are devoted to the prevention, treatment and diagnosing a wide range of conditions of the musculoskeletal system. Which includes bones and joints and their associated structures that enable movement – ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Truth is, musculoskeletal can occur to anyone at any time and age hence keeping people from working or enjoying life.
From a child with scoliosis to a person with traumatic injuries who needs limb-saving surgery, the expertise of an orthopedic surgeon is extremely beneficial. There are treatment options that help people lead happier and more productive lives.
Orthopedic physicians have acquired skills through training in the field of orthopedic surgery with a specialized focal point on the treatment of fractured bones and realignment of joints, so that to promote the safe recovery and return functionality to injured parts. In this case, trauma surgeons mostly treat patients with multiple broken bones and fractures near a joint, for example a knee, shoulder or hip.
Dr. ZHU Weimin, FSF-IHCE team member and volunteer since 2004 is specialized in Surgical Bio-mechanics and bio-materials, prostheses and new technologies in Orthopedic surgery. Dr. ZHU Weimin is in charge of the FSF-IHCE’s initiative of training internal medical students in orthopedic surgery.
As orthopedic trauma is not all life-threatening, it is life altering. Therefore, the help of an orthopedic surgeon is crucial. Be among the first to support FSF-IHCE, volunteer and fund-raise to support this initiative.