Traumatology, or accident surgery, is a scientific field dealing generally with injuries caused by accidents. It focuses on the treatment, pain management, and anatomical restoration of the condition prior to the accident. If anatomical restoration is not possible, functional restoration of the injured organ or part of the body is performed.
The acute care of new traumatology patients takes place on the emergency departments, which operate on a 24-hour basis with constant duty service. Thus patient care can be initiated in the shortest time possible, even as early as the time of arrival. This process requires constant duty service and the support of X-ray, ultrasound, CT scan and laboratory facilities.
Traumatology care includes the management and follow-up of new closed extremity injuries (which happened on the day of admission or happened recently).
Injuries may be categorized as:
- sprains and strains
- hairline fractures
- fractures (closed)
What is a closed extremity injury?
In case of a closed fracture, the broken bone stays beneath the skin. The continuity of the skin is not broken, although it can be damaged, just as other surrounding soft tissues. Closed fracture is suspected in case of pain, swelling, redness, and if moving the extremity generates pain or the patient is not able to move the extremity at all. In case of a more severe fracture, the deformity is visible. Closed fracture may be seen on:
- the shoulder, upper arm, elbow, forearm, wrist, hand, fingers
- thighs, knees, shins, ankles, feet, toes
How can someone access traumatology care?
- 1. Closed extremity injuries are treated from Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. till 8 p.m., on Fridays till 6 p.m. at our Királyhágó Street Center.
- 2. To make an appointment for the examination - which is necessary in all cases - please call + 36 1 489 5215.
- 3. After an over-the-phone pre-screening for COVID and complying with COVID entry protocols, patients arrive at the out-patient clinic of traumatology, where a specialist’s examination and additional scans (an X-ray in most cases, rarely a CT or an MRI scan) take place.
- 4. Based on the results of physical assessment and diagnostic tests, a diagnosis is made.
- 5. The decision about further care and treatment of the patient, either conservative or surgical, is made according to the diagnosis. If a surgical procedure is necessary, a quotation and a recommendation for hospital stay are made.
Our Institute provides diagnosis and treatment (surgical or conservative) for closed extremity injuries, minor fractures, sprains, strains and dislocations. Following acute care of previous injuries, there is a possibility at our Institute to continue rehabilitation, carry out medical check-ups, control fracture healing with the use of X-ray, to replace plaster casts, or even change for a ‘lightweight’ cast (a so-called synthetic cast) and to remove metal implants.
We offer a complex post-traumatic rehabilitation programme conducted by our professional physiotherapists and massage therapists. We pride ourselves in providing outstanding imaging technologies and image-guided examinations, which include: digital (radiography) X-ray, ultrasound scan and state-of-the-art musculoskeletal assessment of joints and soft tissues.
We regret to inform you that due to professional reasons, patients with the following conditions cannot be assessed at our institute:
To make an appointment for the examination please call + 36 1 489 5215!
- injuries due to traffic accidents
- falls from height (1,5-2 m)
- injuries resulted from acts of violence
- injuries of the skull, chest, abdomen
- puncture or gunshot wounds, signs of spinal injury