The physicians and staff of Baylor Scott & White Orthopaedic Trauma Associates utilize a team approach to care that provides appropriate, quality, accessible and comprehensive treatment of severe musculoskeletal injuries and complex orthopaedic conditions.
Dr. Alan L. Jones, Dr. Casey Cates, Dr. Daniel Weglein, Dr. Doug Smith and Dr. Elliot Row are fellowship-trained orthopaedic trauma surgeons offering specialized treatment for:
Orthopedic trauma is a severe injury to part of the musculoskeletal system, such as bones, joints, or ligaments. Treatment usually requires the services of an orthopedic surgeon and can require an orthopedic trauma specialist.
A trauma center is a hospital equipped to provide comprehensive emergency medical services to patients suffering traumatic injuries. Traumatic injury is considered a disease process unto itself requiring specialized and experienced multidisciplinary treatment and specialized resources.
Trauma centers vary in their specific capabilities and are identified by "Level" designation: Level-1 being the highest. Higher levels of trauma centers will have trauma surgeons available, including those trained in such specialties as Neurosurgery and Orthopedic surgery as well as highly sophisticated medical diagnostic equipment.