We found 5 orthopedic trauma specialists who accept Medicare near Wilmette, IL.
Dr. Eldin Karaikovic is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. Patients rated him highly, giving him an average of 4.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Karaikovic accepts Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, Humana Catastrophic, and more. He attended medical school at the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine. For his professional training, Dr. Karaikovic completed a residency program at the University of Missouri Health System. Dr. Karaikovic is conversant in Croatian and Serbian. He is affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group.
Dr. David Beigler is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine. Dr. Beigler is affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem. He obtained his medical school training at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He honors Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is open to new patients.
Clinical interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)
Dr. Rajeev Garapati's specialty is orthopedic trauma. Before performing his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University, Dr. Garapati attended Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Garapati is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.
Dr. James Fox is an orthopedic trauma and orthopedic oncology specialist in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem. After completing medical school at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Fox performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He takes several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic.
Clinical interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)
Dr. Brian Weatherford's medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. He attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine and then went on to complete his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University. He is in-network for Medicare insurance. Dr. Weatherford is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.
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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.