Kamal Aderibigbe, MD

Trauma Surgery

Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon located in Des Moines and Ankeny, IA

Trauma Surgery

Trauma Surgery services offered in Des Moines and Ankeny, IA

Orthopedic trauma can be a life-altering event, affecting your ability to perform daily activities and live life to the fullest. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Kamal Aderibigbe, MD, in Des Moines and Ankeny, Iowa, specializes in trauma surgery and can help you regain your mobility and quality of life. Dr. Aderibigbe can evaluate your condition and recommend appropriate treatment options, including surgical and nonsurgical methods. Call or schedule an appointment online with Dr. Aderibigbe today to learn more about trauma surgery.

Trauma Surgery Q&A

What is trauma surgery?

Trauma surgery is a medical specialty that focuses on treating patients with acute injuries caused by accidents, falls, and other high-impact traumatic events. 


As a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Aderibigbe specializes in orthopedic trauma surgery. He has the experience and expertise to manage complex injuries, restore function and mobility, and help you return to your normal activities as soon as possible.

Who needs trauma surgery?

Trauma surgery is often necessary to repair musculoskeletal damage that affects the bones, cartilage, and soft tissues. Common injuries that trauma surgery can treat include:


  • Comminuted fractures (bones broken into pieces)
  • Open fractures (bones protruding through the skin)
  • Dislocations (bones forced out of position)
  • Infections
  • Joint deformities from advanced arthritis
  • Osteonecrosis (tissue death)
  • Severe spinal injuries


With advanced training in orthopedic trauma and hip replacement surgery, Dr. Aderibigbe can address severe injuries that require amputation (limb removal).

What are the most common reasons for trauma surgery?

Orthopedic trauma can happen when you least expect it. Trauma can be sudden and without warning. Certain chronic conditions, like osteoporosis and osteoarthritis, can also increase your risk of a traumatic injury. Traumatic injuries typically occur due to the following:


  • Slipping and falling
  • Automobile accidents
  • Sports injuries 
  • Sudden twisting movements
  • Direct impact


If you suffer a traumatic injury, seeking prompt medical attention from an experienced trauma surgeon like Dr. Aderibigbe can be crucial to your recovery and return to normal activities.

What can I expect from trauma surgery?

Dr. Aderibigbe performs multiple tests before performing surgery to diagnose and treat your condition accurately. After reviewing your medical history, he conducts a head-to-toe physical. He also uses imaging scans, such as X-rays, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and computed tomography (CT), to view your bones and tissues.


Dr. Aderibigbe may recommend making certain lifestyle changes before your procedure, such as quitting smoking, limiting your alcohol consumption, and refraining from certain medications.


While every procedure is different, many trauma surgeries require general anesthesia to perform. Dr. Aderibigbe monitors you throughout your procedure to ensure the highest level of safety. After surgery, he provides detailed instructions to help you manage pain, prevent complications, and ensure a successful recovery.


Call Kamal Aderibigbe, MD, today or schedule an appointment online to learn more about trauma surgery.