Orthopaedic Trauma

Key information:


The information provided on this website is done so as a guideline to assist you in further understanding your surgical treatment and what to expect. Each patient’s treatment plan is tailored to their conditions so your rehabilitation may be quicker or slower than other peoples.

Please contact Dr Rodda for advice should you be concerned about any aspect of your health or recovery.


An orthopaedic trauma is when a patient experiences a severe injury to an area of their musculoskeletal system involving one or more broken bones. Orthopaedic trauma is often the result of an accident or injury, meaning you often don’t get a choice and immediate action is required. Choosing a highly experienced surgeon is very important as this surgery can be life changing, so finding someone who is prepared to give you the highest quality care is and with a high level of experience is vital.

Common causes of traumatic injuries are:

  • Sports injuries or occupational injuries involving a fall or forceful blow to the body
  • Osteoporosis can cause bones to become brittle and break
  • Falls

Orthopaedic trauma injuries can impact a patient’s muscles, ligaments, tendons and spinal cord. Should a patient experience open fractures, where the skin is broken, they are at a higher risk for infection which can cause secondary complications.


A trauma physician specialises in treating complex injuries affecting bones, joints and soft tissue.
Many surgeons specialise in one particular area of the body, such as lower limb, and therefor may enlist the assistance of another surgeon to ensure the highest level of overall care is provided to the patient. Dr Rodda continues his high level of care by offering post-surgery support and follow up, reducing the risk of complications and facilitate your recovery as quickly as possible.