There is an ever-present need to have orthopaedic surgeons ready to treat emergency patients.
Accidents and traumatic injuries can involve any or all of the following.
- Entire joints
- Soft tissue
Available surgeons and specialists
The OICM has surgeons available, through a rotating on-call schedule, to meet trauma needs. In fact, the OICM has an entire trauma team ready to take on any emergency admission, with the. Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC) Trauma Program coordinating the services of a multidisciplinary team of specialists.
CMO surgeons work closely with the hospital's emergency physicians and other professional staff members to provide emergent care.
Following initial diagnosis and treatment in the CMMC Emergency Department, orthopaedic trauma patients who undergo surgery are frequently transferred to the OICM unit for ongoing care and discharge planning by the OICM team of physicians, therapists, nurses, case managers and social workers.
As with any patients, trauma victims receive our Core Connect Care from professionals who are both compassionate and highly skilled, and who work as a team to make treatment and the road to recovery as fast and successful as possible.