Trauma Care

You may be surprised to know that over half of all patients admitted to trauma centers have orthopedic injuries—damage to their bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

These trauma patients need the immediate attention of skilled orthopaedic surgeons who evaluate and treat such severe injuries, and often perform extensive surgery to repair or reconstruct broken limbs or pelvic injuries.

Because of their expertise in trauma care, Spectrum’s orthopaedic surgeons serve on the trauma staff at Maine Medical Center (MMC), the state’s only Level I Trauma Center, and Stephens Memorial Hospital, a Level II Trauma Center, treating some of the most critical and complex injuries in the state.

In addition, Spectrum’s orthopaedic specialists play a vital role in providing 24/7 emergency surgery coverage to other hospitals in southern and central Maine.

The conditions our trauma specialists treat

Spectrum’s trauma specialists see a broad range of orthopaedic injuries, most commonly as a result of car accidents, work accidents and falls. These injuries include:

  • Broken bones and joints, such as the leg, hip, and arm
  • Stress fractures of the hand, wrist, foot and ankle
  • Spinal fractures
  • Crush injuries resulting in compound fractures
  • Bone and joint dislocations
  • Injuries to muscles, ligaments, tendons and cartilage

Why Maine’s trauma centers partner with Spectrum

Southern and Central Maine’s trauma centers choose to partner with Spectrum for orthopaedic care because they know their patients are in good hands. We provide:

  • Surgical expertise: Our orthopaedic surgeons—many with subspecialty training in orthopaedic trauma, hand surgery, and foot surgery—have the expertise that comes from treating hundreds of patients each year, and the experience to handle diverse and complex injuries
  • Minimally invasive surgical skills: Whenever possible, we perform orthopaedic and joint reconstruction surgery using less-invasive techniques such as arthroscopy—enabling patients to heal faster
  • Seamlessly coordinated care: After an injury, patients may need physical therapy to regain strength and function; Spectrum’s orthopaedic trauma specialists work closely with physical therapists to develop personalized physical rehabilitation treatment programs for each patient


If you would like to know more about our orthopaedic trauma care capabilities, or wish to speak to someone about contracting these services for your hospital, please: Contact Us

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