Ortho Trauma Care

Specializing in the Treatment of Multiple, Complex Injuries

Deaconess Hospital is revolutionizing orthopedic trauma care for Tri-State patients through use of the most advanced technology, the finest equipment available, and priority surgical scheduling. As the only trauma center in the region with traumatologists on staff, we are able to provide more comprehensive trauma services and treat more severely injured patients locally.

Medical Professionals

Our Director
Director of Orthopedic Trauma Dennis Beck, MD. leads our Orthopedic Trauma team. Dr. Beck shares in the call schedule on a routine basis, but he is also available when not officially on-call. Orthopedic surgeons in the tri-state area who are interested in consultation or referral of trauma patients may contact him through his office at 812/424-9291.

Our Team
Traumatologists are orthopedic surgeons who have completed special training in the treatment of more complex or multiple traumatic injuries. With two traumatologists on staff, Dennis Beck, MD and Leo A. Calafi, MD, Deaconess is able to keep complexly injured orthopedic trauma patients in the Tri-State, closer to their families.

Our orthopedic surgeons work with a carefully coordinated team of medical professionals, including nurses, respiratory therapists and pharmacists. Complex cases may involve general surgeons, vascular surgeons, plastic surgeons and intensivists. All team members are highly trained and experienced in treating seriously injured patients with complex orthopedic injuries.

Orthopedic Trauma Services

Priority Surgery Scheduling
To quickly meet the needs of trauma patients, we have dedicated an operating room exclusively to unpredictable trauma surgeries.

Radiology services include CT Scan, Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), Bone Scan, DEXA Bone Density Scan, Fluoroscopic Guided Bone Biopsies, Arthrograms and X-rays

For patient convenience, rehabilitation with physical, occupational and speech therapists begins while the patient is still hospitalized. When needed, ongoing rehabilitation is available on the Deaconess Hospital campus through the Physical Medicine department. Deaconess Home Care also offers a variety of services and treatments in the convenience and safety of the home.

The newly created Deaconess Hospital Center for Bone and Joint Care will function as a biomechanical and clinical research facility based both at Deaconess and the University of Southern Indiana to test new orthopedic implant devices and surgical techniques. Deaconess Hospital is also enrolled in “The Study to Prospectively Evaluate Reamed Intramedullary Nails in Tibial Fractures,” an international study coordinated through McMaster University in Canada, involving 36 facilities throughout the world.

Specialty Areas
Hand & Microsurgery, Total Joint Replacement, Spine, Foot & Ankle, and Sports Medicine