Jefferson Health

Fractures and Dislocations

If you have been diagnosed with a fracture or a dislocation, the experts at Jefferson will ensure your treatment minimizes the pain, promotes healing, prevents complications and restores normal use of the fractured area.

Jefferson has the largest and most experienced orthopedic practice in the Delaware Valley. Organized by orthopedic subspecialties, our program consists of several services each staffed by medical and surgical experts with advanced training and clinical experience in hip and knee, shoulder and elbow, foot and ankle, hand and wrist, spine, sports medicine, bone and soft tissue sarcomas, and trauma. This approach gives our physicians and support staff unique insights into virtually every aspect of disease and injury that can impact the musculoskeletal system at any age.

Treating Fractures and Dislocations of the Hands and Wrists

Fractures are among the most common hand and wrist injuries. The Philadelphia Hand Center, along with our sister group The South Jersey Hand Center, are the first facilities in the country to integrate the specialties of hand and arm surgeries with associated rehabilitative therapies. Our multiple locations throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey are fully equipped to provide services, including X-ray, rehabilitative therapy and electromyography (EMG) testing.

Our orthopedic surgeons are recognized experts in the management of difficult shoulder and elbow fractures and dislocations. This makes Jefferson one of the largest regional referral centers for acute, subacute and chronic shoulder and elbow fractures and related conditions in the area. Management of fracture nonunion and malunion is an area of special interest to our shoulder and elbow group.