ORTHOPAEDIC TRAUMA DIVISION HEAD
The Division of Orthopaedic Trauma is comprised of 14 members based throughout the province.
Every year, thousands of British Columbians sustain critical injuries as a result of accidents. When multiple traumas, fractures, sprains and other bone and soft tissue injuries are suffered, the patient often requires the immediate attention of the orthopaedic trauma surgeon. The Division, which serves as the province’s quaternary referral centre for orthopaedic trauma, uses a helicopter landing facility located on the roof of the Jim Pattison Pavilion at Vancouver Acute for critically injured patients arriving from throughout British Columbia. The major focus for complex adult trauma is at the Vancouver Acute and the Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster.
Intramedullary nailing is an area of specialization the Division employs in the treatment of long bone injuries. The Division also concentrates on the management of complex periarticular and pelvic fractures. Some of the more common surgical techniques in the treatment of fractures include internal fixation (aligning and immobilizing the break using plates and screws or a rod) and external fixation (inserting pins into the bone through the skin and applying a metal frame around the limb). Post-traumatic reconstructive surgery includes limb shortening and lengthening and is also an area of expertise.
- Fracture care
- Hip, pelvis and acetabulum fracture prevention, treatment and post injury function
|Last Name||First Name||Faculty Rank||Primary Division||Region||Work Location||Business Email|
|Blachut||Piotr||Clinical Professor Emeritus||Trauma||Vancouver|
|Broekhuyse||Henry M||Clinical Professor||Trauma||Vancouver||Vancouver General Hospitalemail@example.com|
|Dunwoody||James||Clinical Assistant Professor||Trauma||Fraser||Burnaby General Hospital|
|Guy||Pierre||Associate Professor||Trauma||Vancouver||Diamond Health Care Centrefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Lefaivre||Kelly Ann||Associate Professor||Trauma||Vancouver||Diamond Health Care Centreemail@example.com|
|Lemke||Helmut (Michael)||Clinical Assistant Professor||Trauma||Fraser||Royal Columbian Hospital|
|Malish||Dean||Clinical Associate Professor||Trauma||Vancouver||Vancouver General Hospitalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Meek||Robert N||Clinical Professor Emeritus||Trauma||Vancouver|
|O'Brien||Peter||Associate Professor||Trauma||Vancouver||Diamond Health Care Centreemail@example.com|
|Perey||Bertrand||Clinical Professor||Trauma||Fraser||Royal Columbian Hospital|
|Potter||Jeffrey||Clinical Instructor||Trauma||Vancouver||Vancouver General Hospitalfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Stone||Trevor||Clinical Associate Professor||Trauma||Fraser||Royal Columbian Hospital|
|Viskontas||Darius||Clinical Associate Professor||Trauma||Fraser||Royal Columbian Hospital|