Indiana University School of Medicine’s Trauma Fellowship program offers a comprehensive surgical experience with a wide breadth of complex pathology. Indiana University Health Methodist Hospital serves as a tertiary referral center for complex orthopaedic trauma throughout Indiana.
The following gives an idea of the average number of operatively managed fractures seen on an annual basis from our past few years of fellows' case logs:
|Anatomic Location||Annual Number of Operations|
|Open Fractures (all sites)||175|
|Femur (shaft and distal)||125|
|Long bone nonunion||40|
|Upper extremity fracture dislocations||20|
|Total hip arthroplasty||30|
Daily ActivityFellows participate in morning X-ray report and inpatient rounding. The Orthopaedic Trauma Service team meets every morning to review the previous afternoon/evening/overnight trauma admissions and discuss diagnosis, surgical indications, surgical tactic, and anticipated outcomes. The advanced practice provider staff then rounds as a team through the intensive care unit (ICU) and inpatient units. The fellows will then follow one of the attending staff either to the operating room or to the orthopaedic physician office.
Fellows rotate through the clinic of each faculty member for approximately two months. Faculty have office hours one day a week, which the fellow attends on a rotating basis. The fellow is in the operating room the majority of the rest of the week, with an average of half-day per week available for research time.