You know that Jefferson Orthopedics is recognized as one of the nation’s premier hospitals for orthopedics including: joint replacement, spine surgery, hand surgery, musculoskeletal oncology and more.
But did you know Jefferson provides specialized orthopedic trauma services for a broad range of complex traumatic injuries?
Designated as a Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center – Jefferson’s Center City Emergency Department is one of only 18 hospitals in the United States that is both a Level 1 Trauma Center and a federally designated Regional Spinal Cord Injury Center.
The Trauma Center emphasizes a team approach, with trauma and orthopedic surgeons, physiatrists and neurosurgeons working together to provide multidisciplinary care for major injuries.
And the recent appointment of James C. Krieg, MD, as director of Orthopedic Trauma elevates our team approach.
Dr. Kreig is fellowship trained in orthopedic traumatology has treated a high volume of complex and challenging cases in this field. Moreover, the orthopedic surgeon is a member of the staff physicians at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson and a Professor of Orthopedic Surgery at Jefferson Medical College.
Dr. Krieg’s areas of expertise include:
- Fractures and multiple injuries – Dr. Krieg coordinates care with Jefferson’s Division of Acute Care Surgery and the Department of Emergency Medicine in Jefferson’s Level 1 Regional Resource Trauma Center to ensure that protocols and pathways of safety and effectiveness are followed for patient recovery and proper healing.
- Difficult fractures (e.g., pelvic fractures and intra-articular fractures) – With his specialized training Dr. Krieg has extensive experience in performing procedures on fractures of the pelvis and those involving joints.
- Infected or improperly healed fractures – Dr. Krieg is trained in specialized procedures for fractures for which fixation has failed or for which an onsite infection has posed a surgical challenge.