The UCLA Orthopaedic Trauma Service provides 24-hour state-of-the art care for all orthopaedic-trauma-related emergencies as well as complex tertiary trauma reconstructive procedures.
The UCLA Trauma Service was established in 1978 to provide dedicated faculty leadership and support to UCLA's Level 1 Trauma Center. Dr. Eric Johnson has developed the service since 1982 with specialization in axial skeletal fractures, extremity nonunion and malunion, pelvic and acetabular fractures and complex poly-trauma management. The Orthopaedic Trauma Service has extensive experience in salvage of previous failed orthopaedic trauma surgery with an international reputation in reconstructive expertise in malunion, nonunion, and correction of deformity.
The orthopaedic trauma team has tremendous experience with fractures and is highly integrated with the general surgery, hand surgery, spine surgery, and neurosurgery trauma teams.
The orthopaedic trauma team maintains an aggressive surgical approach to all fractures admitted to the UCLA Emergency Medicine Center either as paramedic transports or as transfers from community hospitals. AO Surgical Principles are used in all fracture stabilization procedures. Minimally invasive approaches are utilized whenever possible. Physicians and hospitals receiving complex orthopaedic trauma cases are encouraged to call for consultation 24 hours a day.
Eric D. Farrell, MD
Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Devon Jeffcoat MD
Health Sciences Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Eric E. Johnson, MD, FRCSI (Hon)
Mullikin Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
Chief, UCLA Orthopaedic Trauma Service
Trauma Reconstruction and Anterior Hip Replacement
Christopher Lee, MD
Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
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