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

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

Dr. Lance Ellis works as an orthopedic trauma specialist, spine surgeon, and osteopathic manipulative medicine specialist in Lewisville, TX, Conroe, TX, and Waco, TX. These areas are among his clinical interests: leg fracture, arm fracture, and wrist fracture. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Ellis takes Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold, as well as 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, who practices in Denton, TX, Plano, TX, and Waco, TX, is a medical specialist in orthopedic trauma. His clinical interests include leg fracture, arm fracture, and wrist fracture. He is in-network for Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, and Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Banerjee is a graduate of the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine.

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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 especially interested in fractures (broken bones). He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze, Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Gold. Dr. Bauer is a graduate of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine.

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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 is an orthopedic traumatologist. Clinical interests for Dr. Krajca include leg fracture, arm fracture, and wrist fracture. He attended medical school at the University of Texas Medical School at Houston. Dr. Krajca accepts several insurance carriers, including Blue Cross/Blue Shield, TRICARE, and Blue Cross Blue Shield Bronze.

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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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