We found 4 orthopedic trauma specialists who accept Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze PPO near Waco, TX.

Dr. Lance Austin Ellis, DO
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma, Spine Surgery, Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
3500 Hillcrest Drive; Suite 1
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Lance Ellis' specialties are orthopedic trauma, spine surgery, and osteopathic manipulative medicine. He practices in Lewisville, TX, Conroe, TX, and Waco, TX. Clinical interests for Dr. Ellis include leg fracture, arm fracture, and wrist fracture. Dr. Ellis is a graduate of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. He is an in-network provider for Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Hand Fracture, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Rahul Banerjee, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
3500 Hillcrest Drive; Suite 1
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Rahul Banerjee practices orthopedic trauma. His clinical interests include leg fracture, arm fracture, and wrist fracture. Dr. Banerjee honors several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO. He attended medical school at the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Banerjee is professionally affiliated with VA North Texas Health Care System (VANTHCS).

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Clinical interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Hand Fracture, Hip ... (Read more)

Dr. Brent J Bauer, MD
Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
3500 Hillcrest Drive; Suite 1
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Brent Bauer is an orthopedic trauma specialist. He is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine. Clinical interests for Dr. Bauer include fractures (broken bones). Dr. Bauer is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold.

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Clinical interests: Ankle Sprain, Achilles Tendon Problems, Fractures, Musculoskeletal Problems, Ankle Problems, Sprains

Specializes in Orthopedic Trauma
3500 Hillcrest Drive; Suite 1
Waco, TX
 

Dr. Justin Krajca's area of specialization is orthopedic trauma. His areas of expertise include leg fracture, arm fracture, and wrist fracture. Dr. Krajca graduated from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, in addition to other insurance carriers.

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Clinical interests: Leg Fracture, Arm Fracture, Wrist Fracture, Shoulder Fracture, Knee Fracture, Hand Fracture, Hip ... (Read 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.

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