The orthopaedic trauma service is an integral part of the multispecialty trauma services that provide a Level 1 Trauma Referral Center for Central Kentucky. The orthopaedic trauma team provides comprehensive 24-hour service specializing in the patient with multiple system injuries.

The service emphasizes early stabilization of fractures and aggressive rehabilitation of victims of major trauma. Specialized surgical techniques include closed intramedullary fixation, combinations of internal and external fixation, and complex fracture treatment of the pelvis, acetabulum and extremities.