Trauma & Injury Care in Carrollton, TX
Quality Services for Trauma Patients
Accidents and injuries can happen anytime, and they do not always occur during your doctor’s regular office hours. If you’ve been in an accident, suffered a fall, experienced a sports injury, or have been bitten by an animal, it’s important to visit a trauma center as soon as possible to prevent future complications. The board-certified doctors and nurses at Castle Hills Emergency Room are available in our Carrollton, TX center 24/7 for your emergency medical needs.
What Is Trauma?
The word “trauma” can be a bit confusing, as there are two widely used definitions. The first refers to a distressing experience that causes psychological damage. The second refers to a physical event that results in injuries, such as broken bones, wounds, or lacerations. Quite often, the two happen simultaneously, when someone experiences psychological shock from a serious injury.
What Defines an Injury?
Injury is a broad term that refers to any damage that is done to the body. Injuries can happen at any place and time, whether you’re at home, at work, driving, or engaging in physical activities. The severity varies as well, from minor wounds that can be taken care of with at-home first aid, to serious ones that require immediate medical intervention. Common types of injuries include abrasions, punctures, broken bones, sprains, and burns.
What Are the Symptoms of an Injury?
The symptoms experienced from an injury will depend on the type and severity of the injury. Common symptoms include bruises, bleeding, swelling, and pain. Some symptoms can be signs of life-threatening conditions, such as chest pain, paralysis, breathing problems, or significant trauma to the head, neck, or back. If you are noticing serious symptoms, come to our trauma center right away.
Castle Hills Quality Services for Traumatic Injuries
The medical staff at our injury care clinic is available any time day or night so that you can get prompt medical attention if you experience a traumatic injury. Some of the conditions we treat include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury/Concussion – A blow or jolt to the head can cause a brain injury, which can cause long-lasting damage.
- Spinal Cord Injury – Trauma to the spinal cord can cause paralysis or death and requires immediate medical attention.
- Spine Fractures – Fractures or dislocations of the vertebrae can be painful and cause long-term problems when not treated promptly.
- Amputation – When a body part is severed, it is not always able to be reattached.
- Facial Trauma – Sports injuries, violence or car accidents can cause damage to the face and jaw.
- Acoustic Trauma – Extremely loud noises can cause damage to the inner ear, which can affect hearing.
- Crush Injury – When a body part is squeezed between two objects, it can result in bruising, bleeding, fractures, lacerations, or nerve damage.
- Broken Bones – Excessive pressure can cause a bone to fracture and break, and will need to be set to ensure proper healing.
- Jaw Injuries – A broken or dislocated jaw requires immediate medical attention, as it may cause issues with breathing or bleeding.
- Skull Fractures – A head injury or concussion may be accompanied by a crack in the cranial bones, which can affect the brain due to bleeding under the skull or damage to the nervous system.
- Cuts and Puncture Wounds – Cuts and puncture wounds need to be cleaned to prevent infection, and may need stitches to fully heal.
- Collapsed Lung – Pneumothorax occurs when air escapes the lungs, and then fills the space outside the lungs, making it difficult to breathe.
- Myocardial Contusion – Severe accidents can bruise the heart muscle, and can lead to more serious heart problems in the future if not treated.
Management of Trauma Patients
Many traumatic injuries will need ongoing treatment. At your initial visit to our trauma center, our medical staff will treat your injuries and may run diagnostic tests such as CT scans, X-Rays, or laboratory tests. They will then advise what follow-ups are necessary, such as surgery, further treatments, medication, or physical therapy. Our staff will be there with you for every step of the recovery process.
For more information about our trauma-informed care, feel free to use the contact form to get in touch with us. For immediate trauma care, call our emergency 24/7 hotline at 469-731-7503 or visit our Carrollton injury care clinic.
- Address 4228 N Josey Ln #100, Carrollton, TX 75010
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone 469-663-3200