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Department of

Orthopaedic Surgery

Trauma Division

The Division of Trauma within the Department of Orthopedic Surgery works in concert with Acute Care Surgery to provide up-to-date, quality, and efficient treatment of polytraumatized patients with complex orthopedic injuries. The Division of Trauma, consisting of five fellowship trained Orthopaedic faculty, provides around-the-clock attending faculty trauma coverage for consultation regarding patients with traumatic and post-traumatic pathology related to the musculoskeletal system seven days a week.

The core learning experience for residents in orthopaedic trauma occurs at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, a Level-1 regional referral trauma center covering southern Ohio, southwestern Indiana and northern Kentucky. Residents are on-call every fourth night covering the Orthopedic Trauma Service, and rotate onto the service in 10-12 week blocks, four times throughout their five years of training. Through this experience, the residents are exposed to a broad spectrum of acute traumatic injuries to the extremities, pelvis and spine, as well as post-traumatic sequelae such as nonunion, malunion and osteomyelitis that require complex reconstructive strategies. Academic conferences include a weekly fracture conference, a monthly interactive lecture series and a hands-on cadaver lab for the study of anatomic dissection and intra-operative reduction and fixation techniques.

The Orthopedic Faculty within the Division of Trauma consist of Michael Archdeacon, MD, Michael Beltran, MD, Richard Laughlin, MD, Toan Le, MD, H. Claude Sagi, MD, and John Wyrick, MD.