Column: Understanding and Treating Trauma Injuries
Greenwich Sentinel features an article about understanding and treating trauma injuries by Andrew Grose, MD, MSc, orthopedic trauma surgeon at HSS Stamford.
Dr. Grose explained, “Most traumatic injuries involve gravity — a fall off a bike, a car accident, a bad tackle on the soccer field, a misstep off a curb or a host of other scenarios. As a bone trauma specialist at HSS, I specialize in injuries involving fractures from accidents, falls and other traumatic events.”
He continued, “Given that most traumatic injuries are unforeseen events, they can happen to anyone at any time. We see these injuries most often among patients in two age categories. The first spike occurs among those aged 15 to 30, the most active age segment. These tend to be higher energy injuries, more common among men, who tend to take greater risks which can lead to injuries. The second spike is among those 60 to 80 years old. As you might guess, this group is more prone to loss of balance and falls, often resulting in hip and other fractures.”
According to Dr. Grose, “What I enjoy most about my job is seeing patients that I’ve treated for severe injuries return to my office months later in an improved state, with increased mobility. I get as much joy in dealing with the onslaught of elderly patients who have fallen, helping families navigate mom’s or dad’s situation. We all fall apart at some point; it’s the human condition. It’s very rewarding to help those late in life improve their outcomes and regain meaningful function.”
Read the full article at Greenwichsentinel.com.