In the past, patients might have left Indiana County area to seek healthcare options that were unavailable to them locally. Fast forward to the present, patients are able to stay close to home and receive exceptional care.
On October 30, 2018, orthopedic surgeon Brandon Trale, D.O., preformed a radial head prosthetic replacement for a comminuted radial head fracture. The patient, from Windber, PA, considered going to Pittsburgh or elsewhere for the procedure, but elected to have it done right here at IRMC after consulting with the surgeon. Previously, this procedure was only offered at tertiary facilities. IRMC is excited to be able to offer these services to the community and beyond.
“People don’t realize what we have to offer here locally from an orthopedic standpoint,” Trale said. “We have enjoyed excellent outcomes along with one of the lowest infection rates in Western Pennsylvania,” he went on. Radial head replacement is performed for comminuted fracture of the radial head from trauma, previous radial head resection, and occasionally for tumors. It is among the many procedures offered by the orthopedic group at IRMC.
Dr. Trale sees patients at IRMC Orthopedics in the Human Motion Institute. For any orthopedic needs, please call 888-452-IRMC (4762).