Traumatic Injury Specialist

David Liao, DO -  - Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. David Liao Orthopaedic Center, LLC

David Liao, DO

Orthopaedic Surgeon located in Hunt County, Greenville, TX & Rockwall County, Royse City, TX

A traumatic injury never happens at a convenient time, but it’s important to get help immediately to avoid future complications. David Liao, DO of Dr. David Liao Orthopaedic Center, LLC, is an orthopaedic surgeon performing trauma surgery for fractures and wounds. With two Texas locations, Greenville in Hunt County and Royse City in Rockwall County, Dr. Liao helps people in those areas who have a broken bone or other traumatic injury. If you think you may have suffered a fracture, call the office right away. In the case of an emergency, call 911 or seek medical attention immediately.

Traumatic Injury Q & A

by David Liao, DO

How do I know if my bone is broken?

If you’re in a car crash, slip-and-fall accident, or have sports-related trauma, and think you may have broken a bone, it’s important to get help right away. Dr. Liao provides in-office X-rays for your convenience, and uses images of your injury to promptly evaluate the situation so you know the extent of the damage.

He also provides the necessary treatment options, such as casting, treating wounds, and preventive methods to avoid development of infection.

What does a trauma surgeon do?

In a life-threatening situation, or when a patient needs emergency surgery to minimize or prevent long-term damage to part of their body, a trauma surgeon operates on the individual, sometimes in the emergency department, immediately following the accident or injury.

Dr. Liao is a highly-experienced trauma surgeon who performs emergency surgeries on patients in need of immediate attention to repair broken bones and wounds. He also provides any necessary follow-up care in his office, so your bones and soft tissues can heal properly with his guidance and expertise.

Do all broken bones require casts?

The severity of your fracture determines whether your bones will need a traditional plaster cast in order to heal properly. Common types of fractures include:

  • Stable fractures, in which the bones are barely out of place
  • Open, compound fractures in which the skin is also wounded or broken
  • Oblique fractures that form an angled break
  • Transverse fractures that form a horizontal break
  • Comminuted fractures in which the bone shatters into several pieces

Some of the most common causes of bone fractures include:

  • Trauma, such as an accident or fall
  • Osteoporosis, in which your bones become weak and break more easily
  • Overuse, such as repetitive motion during playing sports that exhaust muscles and results in a stress fracture to your bone

After Dr. Liao takes X-rays and evaluates the degree of your fracture, he determines if you need a cast, a brace, or other treatment method for optimal healing.

If you or a family member has suffered a traumatic injury, call 911 or go to the emergency department. If you have questions or concerns about whether you need to be seen by Dr. Liao for a possible fracture, please call the office right away.