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Emergency Orthopedic Program

Farid Hakim, MDOrthopedic SurgeonTrauma Specialist

Farid Hakim, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
Trauma Specialist

Every bone in the human body is susceptible to a fracture. Strong and resilient, our bones can withstand most significant forces without injury. However, if the pressure applied to a bone is too strong or the bone is weak in health, a break or crack in the bone may occur. Cases where a bone breaks but does not damage the tissue or skin surrounding the break are considered simple, or closed, fractures. High-energy injuries have a higher risk of complication and are considered complex fractures, which require specialized treatment.

Trauma can occur from any injury. Even a low impact force may cause a fracture or significant damage within the body. Many types of fractures can occur from traumatic injuries, ranging from simple fractures that require only casting or splinting, to severe, complex fractures that require surgical intervention.

At Southeast Orthopedic Specialists, we have an orthopedic doctor who specializes in caring for all types of fractures and traumatic injuries. Based on a careful and thorough evaluation, which may include the use of onsite diagnostics, our doctor will develop a personalized treatment plan best suited for your injury. Treatment may include surgery, physical therapy, casts, splints or medication.

Some of the common traumatic fractures treated include:

  • Non-healing fractures
  • Fractures with deformity/angulation
  • Fractures of the pelvis and acetabulum (hip joint)
  • Joint (intra-articular) fractures
  • Foot and ankle fractures
  • Post-traumatic reconstruction

When you need orthopaedic trauma care, you can be confident you will receive the highest quality of care at Southeast Orthopedic Specialists. Call us today at 904-394-BONE (2663), or visit us online at se-ortho.com.

Symptoms of a Broken Bone or Fracture Include:

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Bruising
  • Discolored skin surrounding the affected area
  • Angulation or the area may be bent at an obscure angle
  • Inability to apply weight
  • Inability to move the affected bone or body part

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