The Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center has the expertise to handle the most complex trauma cases - from fractured femurs to fractures that include multiple injuries to all extremities.
The Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center staffs an orthopaedic trauma service that recently added Eric Miller, M.D., a fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeon. Dr. Miller performed his fellowship at Parkland Health & Hospital System in Dallas, the nation's first accredited Level 1 trauma unit. He brings a dedication to treatment of all types of trauma, along with a core of orthopaedic surgeons who have taken care of the most severely injured patients at Summa Akron City Hospital's Level 1 Trauma Center for more than 15 years.
The Level 1 Trauma Center designation is only available under the strictest of guidelines. It means the hospital can provide all resources necessary to treat the entire spectrum of care for the trauma patient, from orthopaedic conditions to life-threatening injuries to all bodily organs.
Summa Akron City Hospital is the only hospital in Ohio that has the Starr Frame, which allows skilled physicians to perform percutaneously minimally invasive surgery on the pelvis. This procedure often can prevent the need for larger open incisions of the pelvis, increasing the rate of success and decreasing the rate of potential complications.
Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center surgeons can handle the most complex traumatic fractures through the Level 1 Trauma Center and provide comprehensive care for any traumatic condition in any age group. They have the ability to treate acute injuries, as well as any long-term after effects. They can help patients resume or approach normal lives with full functionality.
To see a list of Crystal Clinic Orthopaedic Center surgeons that specialize in trauma, go to Find a Physician.