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Trauma and Fracture Care

The Palomar Health Orthopedic Trauma Service provides expert care for all aspects of traumatic musculoskeletal injuries, including inpatient and outpatient orthopedic surgical care, rehabilitation and orthotics and prosthetics.

For nearly 25 years, Palomar Health has served the needs of gravely injured people in South Riverside and Northern San Diego County at its designated Trauma Center at Palomar Medical Center (PMC). It is one of six such facilities throughout San Diego County, and receives more than 1,000 patients a year from an 800-plus square mile area who have sustained serious physical injuries from an external force.

As a Level II Trauma Center, PMC satisfies strict guidelines set by the American College of Surgeons and the County of San Diego, including the dedication of resources - specially trained physicians and nurses and state of the art equipment - for the management of trauma patients throughout all aspects of their care, including resuscitation, acute care and rehabilitation.

Board Certified Orthopedic Traumatologists, Trauma Surgeons, Emergency Room Physicians, and dedicated trauma teams of nurses, therapists and anesthesiologists are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Orthopedic Surgeons, Neurosurgeons and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons are always on call to treat various combined bone and soft tissue problems and to achieve improved outcomes and fewer complications.

As a non-profit community hospital district, Palomar Health continues its long-standing dedication to treating all patients who are in need of care, regardless of their ability to pay.