BONE FRACTURES AND TRAUMA
What is a bone fracture?
A bone fracture is a medical condition in which a bone in the body (hopefully not yours) is cracked or broken. While many fractures are the result of high force impact or stress, a bone fracture can also occur as a result of certain medical conditions that weaken the bones, such as osteoporosis.
Trauma to the musculoskeletal system is one of the most common reasons to either be admitted to hospital or seek medical help. Injuries can involve both bone and soft tissue. The management of both often involves multiple medical practitioners from several disciplines.
Dr. David Love has gained valuable experience through the Australian Orthopaedic training programme in treating bone fractures. His past experience as a trauma surgeon at the Royal Melbourne Hospital has allowed him to gain additional experience in the management of longer term trauma related problems such as malunion, limb length difference and chronic infection. This includes the most up to date use of taylor spatial frames, ilizarov frames and the latest use of locking plate technology including the new dynamic locking screw technology.