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    Trauma
    Sutter Orthopaedic Institute

    Many accidents and other injuries result in damage that includes bones, joints and muscles, as well as other parts of the body. The Level II Trauma Center at Sutter Roseville Medical Center provides emergency care for injured patients from a seven-county region, including on-call surgery from fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons who specialize in treating trauma. These surgeons understand the complexities of working with other specialists to provide immediate and often life-saving care to patients.

    The Trauma Center, built specifically to accommodate surgery, is recognized by American College of Surgeons and includes high-speed Computed Tomography (CT) scanning and an open-bore Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) equipment within the center, as well as nearby access to the radiology department and critical care area. Patients who undergo general, orthopedic, plastic, otolaryngology trauma surgery and trauma neurosurgery in the Trauma Center also receive follow-up care through the hospital's Outpatient Trauma Clinic.

    Sutter Roseville’s orthopedic trauma team is staffed by members of the Orthopedic Trauma Association, a subspecialty of orthopedic surgery dedicated to helping patients recover from the immediate and long-term effects of bone and joint trauma. In addition to treating patients admitted to the Trauma Center, the surgeons often see patients from throughout the Greater Sacramento region who are referred by orthopedic surgeons and other physicians. Conditions treated include fractures surrounding joints (periarticular), pelvis and hipbone socket fractures, fractures that fail to heal or heal improperly, post-traumatic deformities, and other trauma-related orthopedic conditions.