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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 is an orthopedic traumatologist and spine surgeon in Tucson, AZ and Oro Valley, AZ. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Hanks takes Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He attended medical school at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He completed his residency training 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 sees patients in Tucson, AZ and Oro Valley, AZ. His medical specialties are orthopedic trauma, adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery, and pediatric sports medicine. Dr. Prickett's areas of expertise consist of knee problems, sports health, and shoulder problems. Patient ratings for Dr. Prickett average 3.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. 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

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

Dr. Steven Zeiller sees patients in Tucson, AZ and Oro Valley, AZ. His medical specialties are orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Patient ratings for Dr. Zeiller average 4.0 stars out of 5. Clinical interests for Dr. Zeiller include cancer, tumor, and fractures (broken bones). He accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He graduated from Louisiana State University School of Medicine in New Orleans. For his residency, Dr. Zeiller trained 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 works as an orthopedic traumatologist, pediatric orthopedist, and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon in Tucson, AZ. He studied medicine at New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. Dr. Petrow accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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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.