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We found 4 orthopedic trauma specialists who accept Humana Platinum 500/HMO Premier near Oro Valley, AZ.

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Dr. Stephen Edward Hanks, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
1521 E Tangerine Road; Suite 101
Oro Valley, AZ
 

Dr. Stephen Hanks practices orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. Dr. Hanks graduated from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Tumor, Fractures, Lower Back Problems, Neck Problems, Arthritis, Spine Problems, Cancer, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Pediatric Sports Medicine
1521 E Tangerine Road; Suite 101
Oro Valley, AZ
 

Dr. William Prickett's specialties are orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Prickett's areas of expertise include knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Prickett average 3.5 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Prickett honors. He graduated from Emory University School of Medicine. Dr. Prickett trained at Barnes-Jewish Hospital for residency.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
1521 E Tangerine Road; Suite 101
Oro Valley, AZ
 

Dr. Steven Zeiller practices orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Dr. Zeiller's clinical interests include cancer, tumor, and fractures (broken bones). On average, patients gave him a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Zeiller takes. After completing medical school at Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans, he performed his residency at Jefferson University Hospitals.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Fractures, Cancer, Trauma

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Pediatric Orthopedics/Orthopedic Surgery, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery, Foot & Ankle Surgery, Sports Medicine
6320 N La Cholla; Suite 200
Tucson, AZ
 

Dr. Edward Petrow's specialties are orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He practices in Tucson, AZ. On average, patients gave Dr. Petrow a rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine.

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What is Orthopedic Trauma?

Orthopedic trauma is a branch of orthopedic surgery that focuses on the care of seriously broken bones, especially following accidents. Although all orthopedic surgeons treat common fractures, some breaks are difficult to treat and require specialized care in order to heal properly. Some examples of the kinds of injuries that an orthopedic trauma specialist might handle include:

  • Multiple fractures or crushing injuries
  • Compound fractures, where a broken bone pierces the skin
  • Breaks in a joint, which can lead to arthritis
  • Hip and pelvic fractures
  • Infections in a broken bone
  • Nonunions, or breaks that won’t heal
  • Malunions, or breaks that are misaligned

Treatment provided by an orthopedic trauma specialist depends on the type and extent of the injury. In some cases it is sufficient to have a cast, brace, or other external way of supporting the broken bone while it heals. More significant injuries may require surgery to place structures such as pins, screws, and plates to stabilize the healing bone. In the most complex injuries, bone grafting or limb lengthening procedures may be used.

Orthopedic trauma specialists often work in hospitals, and they work closely with emergency professionals as well as reconstructive surgeons. In the case of a severe fracture or complications from a broken bone, orthopedic trauma specialists are the doctors that can get you moving again.