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

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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 practices orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and pediatric sports medicine. He has a 3.5 out of 5 star average patient rating. Dr. Prickett is especially interested in knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. Before completing his residency at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Dr. Prickett attended medical school at Emory University School of Medicine.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Shoulder Problems, Knee Problems

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

Dr. Stephen Hanks' specialties are orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. After completing medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Case Western Reserve University. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanks accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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

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

Dr. Steven Zeiller is an orthopedic trauma and spine surgery specialist in Tucson, AZ and Oro Valley, AZ. His clinical interests include cancer, tumor, and fractures (broken bones). He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Zeiller takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans for medical school and subsequently trained at Jefferson University Hospitals for residency.

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Clinical interests: Tumor, Fractures, Cancer, Trauma

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 is a specialist in orthopedic trauma, pediatric orthopedics/orthopedic surgery, and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. He works in Tucson, AZ. Patient reviews placed him at an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Petrow is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is a graduate of 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.

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