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Trauma Surgery

Skilled Surgeons Ready to Act at a Moment’s Notice

The orthopaedic trauma surgeons at The GW Medical Faculty Associates excel in expecting the unexpected. After all, our patients don’t plan to have injuries; instead they are suddenly thrust into a health scenario they didn’t expect, and it’s our job to set their bones, set their expectations, and set them on a path towards recovery.

The trauma team is ready around-the-clock with access to coordinated care from a wide range of specialists. We excel in minimally invasive fracture repairs to speed your recovery process. We also utilize fluoroscopic guidance which results in less pain and less added surgical trauma for the patient. Although our patients never planned to meet us, we stand ready to treat them and guide them through an unexpected time.

Our team offers treatments for various injuries and conditions including:

  • Minimally invasive treatment of distal and proximal tibia fractures
  • Minimally invasive treatment of femur fractures and complex periarticular fractures
  • Minimally invasive treatment of acetabular fractures
  • Minimally invasive treatment of pelvic ring fractures, which decreases surgical pain and results in less scarring and faster mobilization
  • Reconstruction of non-union and mal-union fractures (non-union fractures fail to unite or heal, mal-union fractures heal in an incorrect position)

Clinical Trials

  • Retrospective Study to Assess the lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (LLIF) Surgical Approach (LLIF Retrospective Study)
    This will be a retrospective clinical study involving 80 patients that underwent Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion and Posterior Pedicle Screw Fixation using the PATRIOT TransContinental or CALIBER-L LLIF Spacer and REVOLVE or REVERE Stabilization Systems.
  • Prospective Study to Evaluate the Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion Surgical Approach (LLIF Prospective Study)
    The objective of this study is to gather clinical data and satisfaction ratings from patients who have undergone the MIS LLIF surgical approach using the Patriot TransContinental, CALIBER-L or INTERCONTINENTAL LLIF Spacer and REVOLVE Stabilization System for qualifying patients with 1-2 contiguous levels of degenerative disc disease (L2-S1) with mechanical low back pain and radicular symptoms. A total of 45 patients between 18 and 80 years of age will be enrolled and followed for 2 years with data collection preoperatively and postoperatively.
  • BioSET Prefix Study
    THis study is designed to evaluate the safety and preliminary effectiveness of one coating concentration of Prefix compared to iliac crest bone in approximately 22 skeletally mature subjects diagnosed with degenerative disc disease (DDD) at one vertebral level (L2-S1).
  • A Prospective, Non-randomized, Multi-Center Investigation of All-Suture-based Repair of Horizontal Meniscal Tears (STITCH Study)
    This study is seeking participants who may have a horizontal meniscus tear in their knee. Today it is unknown whether fixing a horizontal meniscus tear will result in a better outcome than the common approach of removing the tear. This research study will document whether a horizontal meniscus tear can hold together and heal if it is repaired with stitches. This study will also document any changes in knee pain and function after the procedure.
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