Orthopaedic Traumatology is a recent sub specialty to Orthopedics. Expertise in treating multiple traumatic injuries requires years of experience as well as additional training. Although all orthopaedic surgeons are trained to treat musculoskeletal injuries, the traumatologist brings a new level of expertise to the handling of complex and cluster (multiple) injuries.
Orthopaedic Traumatology refers to the orthopaedic care of patients with difficult or complex fractures. Orthopaedic trauma is a severe injury to part of the musculoskeletal system such as a bone, joint or ligament. Leading causes of orthopaedic trauma include vehicular and industrial accidents, slips, falls or sports injuries.