Orthopedic Injury Care
Trauma cases are often complicated, and treating them requires quick thinking that is based deep knowledge and extensive experience. Our surgeons are experts in assessing a case and making decisions about the right treatment approach for patients who are seriously injured. Our general surgery, hand surgery, spine surgery, and neurosurgery trauma teams work collaboratively to address the medical and surgical needs of each person who comes through the doors of our Emergency Department.
The Trauma Surgery team treats more than 2,000 patients each year.
Our trauma centers have also achieved Disease Specific Certification from the Joint Commission for our treatment of hip fractures, particularly in older patients. We have created treatment regimens designed to reduce the impact of hip fractures on patients’ health and decrease the risk of related death. Every patient age 65 and older who comes to the Emergency Department with a hip fracture receives a consultation with a geriatrician and referrals to follow-up care as needed.
Designated Trauma Centers
Hackensack Meridian Health is home to two Trauma Centers - Hackensack University Medical Center (designated Level I) and Jersey Shore University Medical Center (designated Level II). Our trauma centers meet the requirements set by the state of New Jersey and are verified by the American College of Surgeons. This designation ensures you receive high-quality care at an experienced center.
What We Treat
Our trauma team cares for patients with all types of orthopedic injuries, including:
- Hip, ankle, and wrist fractures
- Industrial or workplace accidents
- Open fractures
- Pediatric fractures or trauma
- Pelvic fractures requiring complex surgery
- Periarticular fractures (breaks in the bone occurring in or near a joint)
- Periprosthetic fractures (breaks in the bone occuring near a joint replacement or other implant)
- Polytrauma (multiple injuries)
Why Choose Hackensack Meridian Health
U.S. News & World Report has rated several of our adult orthopedic programs as high performing in the areas of hip and knee replacement.
Our team of board-certified hand surgeons, wrist surgeons and support staff specialize in the most advanced orthopedic surgeries and treatments available and have received training from some of the top programs in the nation.
Our unique brand of collaborative medicine pools the knowledge of surgical and non-surgical specialists together so we can provide you with the best possible care, treatment and outcomes.