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Orthopaedic Trauma

Orthopaedic Trauma
Orthopaedic trauma refers to severe injury of the skeletal or muscular systems in the body, that can occur as a result of external factors such as falling, motor accidents, etc. It can also occur as a result of overstraining of bones and muscles, e.g.: frequently running long distances without adequate care and rest. Orthopaedic trauma, and its effects on the individual, can vary from a minute injury to even life-threatening cases, depending on the situation. Hence, it is always advisable to seek medical attention on the onset of the trauma to avoid further complications, if any.
Trauma can occur due to a variety of reasons, and can result in injuries that range from hairline fractures to severe complications. Some common causes of orthopaedic trauma can include:
  • Falling
  • Motor accidents
  • Physical violence
  • Injuries related to sports
  • Natural disasters
Orthopaedic trauma can happen to anyone, regardless of age, sex, and race. But, your chances of suffering a traumatic injury could be higher if you happen to have weaker bones (due to conditions like osteoporosis), or other medical conditions that negatively affect your bone and muscle health.


A specialist consultation can help assess your situation and identify the best-suited treatment option for your case. In minor cases of trauma, you will often be suggested non-surgical treatment options. This can include supportive casts/braces, physical therapy, etc. In more severe cases, surgical intervention may be required to help fix the injuries sustained.


It is always advisable to seek medical attention for your orthopaedic trauma immediately as it happens, so as to ensure a faster treatment and speedy recovery, as well as to avoid further complications and life-threatening scenarios.
Depending on the type and intensity of your traumatic injury, the specialist will be able to analyze and suggest the best-suited treatment options for a speedy and smooth recovery.

Orthopaedic trauma is not completely preventable. But you can take several precautionary steps to reduce your chances of suffering a traumatic injury, including:

  • Always wear seatbelt when driving/riding in a vehicle
  • Always wear proper protective gear while engaging in activities and/or sports
  • Stretch to warm up before any strenuous activity/game, and afterwards to cool
  • Wear comfortable footwear with good traction to avoid slipping
Get a consultation with the Surgeon regarding:

Orthopaedic Trauma

Orthopaedic Trauma

Specialised Services

Dr Ananda Vella

Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon
MBBS (Singapore), MRCS (Edin), MMed (Ortho), FRCSEd (Orthopaedics & Trauma)
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