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The Montefiore Approach

The Division of Orthopedic Trauma at Montefiore provides comprehensive treatment for both fractures and fracture-related conditions. With one of the busiest emergency departments in the nation, Montefiore possesses extensive experience in treating a range of injuries.

Our fellowship-trained specialists are dedicated to the diagnosis and management of various orthopedic injuries and conditions, including fragility fractures, non-unions, mal-unions, and bone infections. Together, with our team of geriatricians, endocrinologists, pain management specialists and orthopedic nurses, we work to ensure an intelligent and comprehensive approach for our patients.

As an academic medical center, we engage in a variety of research projects with the aim of better understanding conditions such as post-traumatic arthritis, geriatric fractures and osteomyelitis. Our participation in these research efforts allows us to explore exciting new methods for the advancement of care within our own health system and beyond.

The experience of our patients and their loved ones—not simply their ailments—demands our full attention. Your dedicated care team will be there to discuss your condition, answer questions, assess treatment options and develop a treatment strategy that works for you.

Orthopedic traumas present unique challenges. At Montefiore, we believe that optimal outcomes are achieved through diligent evaluations, precise diagnoses and individualized treatment plans developed through years of clinical experience.

With experience in both conventional surgery and cutting-edge surgical techniques, our board-certified orthopedic traumatologists carefully select the most appropriate management strategy for each patient. Prior to any procedure, our surgeons will always consider a patient’s unique needs, expectations and surgical goals.

Our status as an academic medical center puts us at the forefront of our field. Together with our Albert Einstein College of Medicine, one of the highest NIH-funded institutions in the country, we work towards the advancement of orthopedic trauma study and care. Our research efforts endeavor to better understand why patients develop orthopedic injuries and, importantly, improve operative and non-operative treatments for these conditions. We routinely present our research findings in both national and international arenas as well as publish our study results in well-respected medical journals so that patients everywhere can benefit from what we learn and discover at Montefiore.

Conditions We Treat

Montefiore treats a vast spectrum of conditions, a selection of which you will find listed below. In addition to these, we have experience treating many other conditions that might not be found here. Please contact us today to schedule a consultation so that we can review and discuss your specific healthcare needs.

Some Common Conditions
  • Fractures of the forearm
  • Fractures of the elbow
  • Fractures of the humerus
  • Fractures of the shoulder
  • Fractures of the pelvis
  • Fractures of the acetabulum
  • Fractures of the hip
  • Fractures of the femur
  • Fractures about the knee
  • Fractures of the distal femur
  • Fractures of the tibial plateau
  • Fractures of the tibia
  • Fractures about the ankle
  • Fracture of the distal tibia (pilon fractures)
  • Fractures of the talus
  • Fractures of the calcaneus
  • Fragility fractures
A hip fracture is a break in the upper part of the thighbone (femur). It usually happens near where the thighbone fits into the hip joint. A hip fracture almost always completely breaks the bone. It can take some time to recover. But treatment can help you get back some strength and mobility.Most hip fractures are caused by falls. As you get older, your bones naturally lose some strength and are more likely to break, even from a minor fall. Children and young adults are more likely to break a hip because of a bike or car accident or a sports injury. Read More

Our Treatments

Not every fracture requires surgery. There are instances, such as when a fracture involving a joint is displaced or is likely to heal in poor alignment, when surgery represents the best treatment option. In these cases, the purpose of surgery is to speed up recovery time, promote proper healing and allow for early joint motion.

Trauma surgery has evolved tremendously in recent decades. In the past, surgeries required long incisions and extensive soft-tissue dissection. Today, it is frequently possible to employ much smaller incisions that protect or spare surrounding soft tissue.

Our surgeons carefully select cases that can be treated using minimally invasive techniques. When possible, broken bones are realigned using pins and clamps placed through minimally invasive incisions. With the assistance of imaging, the bone is aligned. An appropriate implant, such as a metal plate, is then guided through the small incisions and screwed into place

There are many benefits to using minimally invasive techniques, including reduced pain, improved healing, shorter recovery time and minimal scarring.

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