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

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

Dr. Eric Johnson works as an orthopedic traumatologist in Newark, DE. Dr. Johnson is rated 4.0 stars out of 5 by his patients. He is in-network for United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Penn State College of Medicine. He completed his residency training at Penn State Hershey Medical Center.

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

Dr. Douglas Palma practices 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 patients gave him an average rating of 3.0 out of 5 stars. United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Palma honors.

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Clinical interests: Sports Health, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, Shoulder Problems, Fractures, Knee Problems, ... (Read more)

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

Dr. Craig Smucker is an orthopedic trauma specialist and orthopedic reconstructive surgeon. He honors Coventry, United Healthcare HSA, United Healthcare HMO, and more. Dr. Smucker is a graduate of Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons. His residency was performed 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 sees patients in Newark, DE, Wilmington, DE, and Dover, DE. His medical specialties are orthopedic trauma and adult orthopedic reconstructive surgery. Dr. Rubano has a special interest in replacement arthroplasty (joint replacement). He attended MCP Hahnemann School of Medicine and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center for residency. He takes several insurance carriers, including Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver.

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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 medical specialty is orthopedic trauma and hand surgery. The average patient rating for Dr. Patterson is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. After completing medical school at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Patterson performed his residency at Harvard Orthopaedic Combined Residency Program and Duke University Medical Center.

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

Dr. Joseph Mesa, who practices in Newark, DE, Wilmington, DE, and Middletown, DE, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Mesa's average rating from his patients is 3.0 stars out of 5. He takes Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College.

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

Dr. Michael Principe practices orthopedic trauma. He attended Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine for medical school and subsequently trained at Grandview Medical Center for residency. He honors Coventry, Coventry Bronze, and Coventry Silver, as well as other insurance carriers.

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

Dr. Andrew Gelman's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. Dr. Gelman is a graduate of Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and a graduate of Albert Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia's residency program. On average, patients gave him a rating of 3.0 stars out of 5. He is an in-network provider for Coventry, Coventry Bronze, Coventry Silver, and more.

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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.