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We found 8 orthopedic trauma specialists who accept Coventry Bronze HMO near Newark, DE.

Dr. Douglas Anthony Palma, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1096 Old Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Douglas Palma is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. After attending Temple University School of Medicine, Dr. Palma completed his residency training at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. His average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more.

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Dr. Eric T Johnson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
4745 Ogletown Stanton Road; Suite 225
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Eric Johnson's specialty is orthopedic trauma. After completing medical school at Penn State College of Medicine, Dr. Johnson performed his residency at Penn State Hershey Medical Center. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. Craig Gordon Smucker, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
5936 Limestone Road; Suite 202
Hockessin, DE
 

Dr. Craig Smucker's specialties are orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School. Dr. Smucker honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, and United Healthcare HMO, as well as other insurance carriers.

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Dr. James Joseph Rubano, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Adult Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
1096 Old Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. James Rubano's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. After completing medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine, Dr. Rubano performed his residency at Duke University Medical Center. He is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He is in-network for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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Clinical interests: Replacement Arthroplasty

Dr. John Douglas Patterson, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Hand Surgery
1096 Old Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. John Patterson specializes in orthopedic trauma and hand surgery. Patients gave Dr. Patterson an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He obtained his medical school training at Harvard Medical School and performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Duke University Medical Center.

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Dr. Andrew J Gelman, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1096 Old Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Andrew Gelman is an orthopedic trauma specialist in Wilmington, DE and Newark, DE. The average patient rating for Dr. Gelman is 3.0 stars out of 5. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Gelman accepts. Dr. Gelman's education and training includes medical school at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia.

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Dr. Michael Jason Principe, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
1096 Old Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Michael Principe is an orthopedic traumatologist in Newark, DE, Middletown, DE, and Dover, DE. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Principe honors. He studied medicine at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He trained at Grandview Medical Center for residency.

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Dr. Joseph John Mesa, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
1096 Old Churchmans Road
Newark, DE
 

Dr. Joseph Mesa works as an orthopedic trauma specialist and sports medicine specialist in Newark, DE, Wilmington, DE, and Middletown, DE. His patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Mesa takes. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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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.