Trauma Clinic

Working at Stanford Hospital and Clinics, a Level I trauma center, the orthopaedic trauma service provides a high quality of care to the most complex patients. More than 70% of all surgical interventions for trauma patients are orthopaedic in nature. The orthopaedic trauma service works closely with physicians and specialists in emergency medicine and general surgery to provide the coordinated treatment of acute injury. They also team with physical and occupational therapists post-surgery to develop comprehensive rehabilitation plans. Our orthopedic trauma surgeons specialize in the treatment of:

  • Fractures of the arms, legs and joints
  • Reconstruction of the hip and pelvis
  • Complex cases of deformity or limb lengthening
  • Complications as a result of fracture, such as mal-union (healed fracture deformities) and non-union (unhealed fractures)
  • Poly-trauma patients with orthopaedic injuries

Our skilled physicians provide both inpatient and outpatient care to patients from across the globe. They are known for the treatment of fractures and deformities as a result of a failed surgery or serious injury. Care for every patient is given with the primary goal of improving function and increasing quality of life.

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Orthopaedic Trauma


Chief of Orthopaedic Trauma

Michael Gardner, MD


Julius Bishop, MD 

Assistant Professor

Henry Goodnough, MD

Assistant Professor

David Lowenberg, MD

Clinical Professor