Orthopaedic Trauma

A traumatic accident or injury to your musculoskeletal system requires urgent, compassionate care by an experienced orthopedic trauma team.

At Vanderbilt University Medical Center, our Orthopaedic Trauma team focuses exclusively on diagnosing and treating simple to complex fractures and other musculoskeletal injuries. No matter the cause or severity of your injury, our team has the expertise and experience to care for all of your unique needs.

Orthopaedic Trauma: Why Choose Vanderbilt

  • Level one trauma center: We are part of the only Level 1 trauma center in Middle Tennessee, offering the highest level of emergency care around the clock.
  • Depth of expertise: Our fellowship-trained surgeons are experts in diagnosing and treating complex fractures and other trauma-related injuries. This level of expertise translates to advanced, personalized care for you.
  • High volume of procedures: Our orthopaedic trauma surgeons perform more than 2,000 procedures a year. Our depth of experience performing a high volume of procedures translates into expert care and better outcomes for you.
  • Innovative treatments: Our surgeons specialize in minimally invasive surgical techniques, which means a faster recovery and fewer complications for you.
  • Collaborative care: We work with emergency medicine specialists, general surgeons, vascular surgeons and nurses to offer you comprehensive, urgent care. Our team also works with physical therapists, occupational therapists and plastic surgeons to help you recover and regain your independence.

Conditions We Treat

Our team of specialists treat the full range of fractures and musculoskeletal injuries, including:

  • Arthritis (after trauma)
  • Bone fractures
  • Complications from trauma
  • Hip dislocations
  • Knee dislocations
  • Limb length discrepancies
  • Malunions (healed fracture deformities)
  • Nerve and tendon injuries
  • Nonunions (unhealed fractures)
  • Osteomyelitis (bone infection)
  • Osteoporotic fractures
  • Pelvic fractures
  • Polytrauma
  • Traumatic spinal injuries

Treatments We Offer

  • Medication
  • Braces
  • Casts
  • External fixation
  • Splints
  • Surgery
    • Bone grafts
    • Limb lengthening
    • Limb reconstruction
    • Limb salvage surgery
    • Reconstructive microsurgery
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy


Vanderbilt Orthopaedic Institute
Medical Center East, South Tower
1215 21st Ave. S., Suite 4200 
Nashville, TN 37232 
(615) 936-7846
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Orthopaedic Trauma Care Team