The orthopaedic trauma service is run at our Level-1 Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital trauma hospital. Here, we see and treat the majority of blunt, penetrative and high speed trauma in central New Jersey. All residents and attendings participate in the management of urgent and emergent traumatic cases on a daily basis. In addition, with fellowship trained traumatologists residents are frequently exposed to large acetabular and pelvic fracture surgeries as early as the PGY-2 year.
The main trauma service at RWJUH consists of a senior resident, a PGY-3, and an intern. Rotating on the trauma/general orthopaedic service gives the resident experience in long bone stabilization, pelvic trauma, and care of the multiply injured patient.
In addition, a resident-run & attending-supervised trauma clinic is held every Thursday afternoon at RWJUH.