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Revision Trauma Surgery
UT Southwestern Medical Center’s orthopaedic surgeons are among the most experienced in North Texas in revision trauma surgeries that can help people reclaim their function, independence, and quality of life.
Our surgeons are experts in the techniques and technology that can improve long-term outcomes for patients who need specialized treatment after complex traumatic and post-traumatic injuries.
We can help other providers who need assistance with particularly complex cases or patients who wish to have their trauma surgery reevaluated.
Experience and Expertise in Orthopaedic Trauma Care
People of all ages can experience trauma and fractures during auto accidents, falls, and other scenarios. Sometimes these injuries require treatment beyond their initial repair.
Revision trauma surgery can be necessary to treat injuries that are complicated, severe, or resistant to healing.
Revision trauma surgery may be needed when:
- A complex traumatic injury requires multiple surgeries or long-term treatment
- A person who experienced a traumatic injury is not regaining function or quality of life following treatment
- Further damage occurs in bones or soft tissue after a trauma surgery
- The implants or prosthesis used in a trauma surgery are not functioning properly
- The initial trauma surgery does not go as successfully as expected
UT Southwestern has one of the most comprehensive orthopaedic services in North Texas. Our team of surgeons, medical doctors, and rehabilitation specialists offers the newest techniques and procedures available to help relieve pain, restore movement, and improve quality of life for patients.
What to Expect
Surgical treatments might include:
- Fixating bones using metal pins, screws, or plates
- Fusing or replacing injured joints
- Replacing an implant or prosthesis
- Repositioning bones
UT Southwestern surgeons use the latest imaging techniques to carefully plan each revision surgery. When possible, surgeons use specialized surgical tools to minimize further trauma and optimize recovery after the surgery.
Nonsurgical treatments can include:
- Immobilizing devices such as casts, splints, braces, and traction
- Medications, such as antibiotics to resolve infections and nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs to treat arthritis
- Physical medicine and rehabilitation
Our surgeons work with each patient to develop a personalized treatment plan that will have the best long-term outcome.
Support Services for Revision Trauma Surgery
Our revision trauma surgical treatment plans incorporate rehabilitative care before and after surgery for better results.
UT Southwestern’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation team helps each patient achieve the highest possible level of function, independence, and quality of life after a revision trauma surgery. We provide comprehensive and individualized rehabilitative care based on each person’s needs, including physical therapy, occupational therapy, and psychological services.
Our orthopaedics team is involved in clinical trials that seek to find a better way to prevent, diagnose, and treat bone fractures and post-traumatic orthopaedic conditions. See the latest clinical trials we’re conducting.