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Adult & Pediatric Trauma in New Orleans

What injuries require orthopaedic care?

The highly trained medical team at Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans provides timely, specialized treatment for a wide range of injuries. Examples of typical sports injuries and orthopaedic conditions they care for include, but aren’t limited to, the following:

  • Sprains and strains
  • Stress fractures
  • Broken bones
  • Shoulder, knee, or hip dislocations
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Foot and ankle pain
  • Shoulder and elbow pain
  • Hip and knee pain
  • Tennis or golfer’s elbow
  • Rotator cuff tears
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Meniscus tears (in the knee joint)
  • Labral tears (in the shoulder socket)
  • Sports injuries

What causes these injuries?

Acute injuries happen suddenly, typically after a fall, an accident, or other types of trauma. Sprains and strains are the most common acute injuries.

They may occur while playing sports, exercising, or engaging in physical activities. Sometimes they happen at work, especially if you have a job that requires manual labor or heavy lifting, such as in construction or plumbing.

Injuries that don’t happen suddenly may be the result of overuse, or of performing the same motion repeatedly. These types of injuries are common in specific sports, such as running, or professions that require constant reaching motions, such as painting.

How does an orthopaedic surgeon diagnose and treat trauma injuries?

First, the team at OANO carefully evaluates your condition with a physical exam, which includes questions about your symptoms and the cause of your injury.

Your doctor may apply gentle pressure to your affected joint and ask you to move your limbs in different directions to assess the extent of your injury and your current range of motion.

Your doctor may require imaging tests to confirm a diagnosis, which is easy and convenient with the on-site X-ray and MRI scanners at OANO.

Depending on your condition, the team at OANO offers comprehensive and innovative treatment tailored to your unique needs. Their wealth of orthopaedic expertise guarantees quick and efficient treatment without the wait time and various hassles of an emergency room visit.

The doctors at OANO offer specialized orthopaedic care for adult and pediatric trauma injuries to help you or your child return to normal activities as soon as possible.

For the highest quality of immediate orthopaedic care, call or click online for prompt treatment at Orthopaedic Associates of New Orleans today.