Traumatic injuries, like fractures, muscle and ligament tears, and joint injuries can cause severe pain and disability as soon as they occur. With proper diagnosis and treatment from Mohamed A. Saad, MD, in Dearborn, Michigan, you can get relief from the pain and begin to heal. Dr. Saad treats all types of traumatic injuries using conservative, minimally invasive, and interventional approaches when appropriate for the best care possible. To set up an appointment for treatment, call or book a visit online today.
Orthopedic trauma is a branch of orthopedic medicine that focuses on musculoskeletal injuries caused by trauma. These injuries can involve bones, joints, muscles, tendons, or ligaments or a combination of all five types of structures. The most common types of trauma include falls, auto accidents, and sports injuries, though physical violence and accidents around the house or at work can also cause significant trauma that requires care.
While mild injuries like sprains and strains or bruising can be handled by your primary care physician, more serious or complex trauma cases require orthopedic intervention, including:
Dr. Saad takes a proactive approach to the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic injuries so you can begin healing as quickly as possible.
Dr. Saad completes a thorough consultation and physical exam to determine the extent and severity of your traumatic injury. He uses diagnostic ultrasound, X-rays, and MRI — performed in the office or at an imaging center — to locate and identify the anatomical structures involved in your injury.
Imaging and orthopedic tests are used to determine the extent of disability caused by your injury and identify the specific location that requires treatment, including which bones, joints, or soft tissues are involved.
Treatment for traumatic injuries varies depending on the severity of your diagnosis and disability. For minor muscle and ligament tears, Dr. Saad may recommend a trial of conservative care, including physical therapy, bracing, and rest, to determine how your body heals the injury naturally.
If conservative treatment isn’t enough or your case is more severe, Dr. Saad offers arthroscopic and open surgeries to repair displaced or poorly healed fractures and repair soft tissue tears or joint injuries. He also provides casting for non-complex fractures that require stabilization to heal rather than surgery.
Dr. Saad discusses all of the treatment options with you and explains which approach is most beneficial for your healing and the long-term function of the injured area. He also provides referrals for physical therapy or rehab services after treatment to improve your progress, if needed.
To visit Dr. Saad for trauma care, call or schedule an appointment online now.