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We found 5 orthopedic trauma specialists who accept Medicare near Wilmette, IL.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery
9650 Gross Point Road; Suite 2900
Skokie, IL
 

Dr. Eldin Karaikovic is a specialist in orthopedic trauma and spine surgery. He works in Evanston, IL, Glenview, IL, and Skokie, IL. His average patient rating is 4.0 stars out of 5. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore Medical Group. Dr. Karaikovic honors several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He studied medicine at the University of Sarajevo Faculty of Medicine. For his residency, Dr. Karaikovic trained at the University of Missouri Health System. He speaks Croatian and Serbian.

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Dr. David F Beigler, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Sports Medicine
521 Green Bay Road
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. David Beigler specializes in orthopedic trauma and sports medicine and practices in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. He is professionally affiliated with Illinois Bone & Joint Institute and NorthShore University HealthSystem. After completing medical school at Loyola University Chicago, Stritch School of Medicine, Dr. Beigler performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Loyola University. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, in addition to other insurance carriers. He has an open panel.

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Clinical interests: Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Hip Problems, Osteoporosis, Elbow Problems, Shoulder ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
9000 Waukegan Road; Suite 200
Morton Grove, IL
 

Dr. Rajeev Garapati sees patients in Morton Grove, IL. His medical specialty is orthopedic trauma. Dr. Garapati is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic. He graduated from Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Orthopedic Oncology
521 Green Bay Road
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. James Fox is an orthopedic trauma and orthopedic oncology specialist. He is in-network for Humana HMO, Humana Bronze, and Humana Catastrophic, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Fox obtained his medical school training at Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Northwestern University. He is affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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Clinical interests: Pain, Metabolic Bone Disease, Sports Health, Tumor, Hip Problems, Wrist Problems, Elbow Problems, ... (Read more)

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Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
521 Green Bay Road
Wilmette, IL
 

Dr. Brian Weatherford specializes in orthopedic trauma and practices in Glenview, IL and Wilmette, IL. Before performing his residency at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Dr. Weatherford attended the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. He takes Medicare insurance. He is professionally affiliated with NorthShore University HealthSystem.

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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.