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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 physician who specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. His education and training includes medical school at Temple University School of Medicine and residency at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Patients gave Dr. Palma an average rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He honors several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate.

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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 medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. He is a graduate of Penn State College of Medicine and a graduate of Penn State Hershey Medical Center's residency program. Patients gave him an average rating of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Johnson is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to 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 medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Smucker is an in-network provider for Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. He attended Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then went on to complete his residency at a hospital affiliated with UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.

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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 medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Rubano is especially interested in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He attended medical school at MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine. His residency was performed at Duke University Medical Center. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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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's areas of specialization are orthopedic trauma and hand surgery. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, he performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Duke University Medical Center. He has received a 4.0 out of 5 star rating by his patients. Dr. Patterson is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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

Dr. Andrew Gelman works as an orthopedic trauma specialist. He is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine. His training includes a residency program at Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia. Dr. Gelman's average patient rating is 3.0 stars out of 5. He accepts several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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

Dr. Michael Principe specializes in orthopedic trauma and practices in Newark, DE, Middletown, DE, and Dover, DE. He obtained his medical school training at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine and performed his residency at Grandview Medical Center. Dr. Principe takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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

Dr. Joseph Mesa is an orthopedic trauma and sports medicine specialist. He attended medical school at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College. Patient ratings for Dr. Mesa average 3.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Mesa is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as 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.