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Trauma Surgery with Timothy Peters, DO Video Transcript

I'm Dr. Tim Peters. I am a physician here in orthopedic surgery at Miami Valley. I've been in practice in Dayton for nine years. I originally did my residency here in Dayton and then left and did an orthopedic trauma fellowship down in Tampa, Florida, and then moved my family back here to practice and have been here ever since. I work primarily at Good Samaritan and Miami Valley Hospital and most of my practice is a trauma practice, where I treat patients who have had different injuries resulting from car accidents, falls, and different related injuries to all aspects or extremity injuries: wrists, shoulders, knees, hips and, ankles and different types of foot injuries. It’s been a very interesting practice for me because of what I can do for patients

I also do a general practice with regard to adult reconstruction, which is something that's been nice to be able to take somebody's pain away when they have come in presenting with arthritis pain that's been very difficult. Their family physician has worked with them for a while and it's still quite a limitation for them. It's been nice to be able to get them pain free and back functioning at the level their interested in doing. So it's been very appealing. Miami Valley Hospital is where I do the majority of my practice and I practice here for a reason -- because of the resources, the people that you have at this institution are used to, number 1, dealing with the trauma.

At Miami Valley, we have resources with regard to staff physicians here available 24 hours, 7 days a week, where we can take the emergent patient and we have physicians who are in-house managing these patients, which is the difference between a Level 1 trauma center. The technology that we have that I think lends this facility to then provide a benefit to the patients is with regard to different instrumentation systems that we have in orthopedics. Orthopedics has evolved recently with regard to different instruments, such as plates and screws, nailing systems that we have to be able to manage complex fractures. We have it all here at Miami Valley. We also have the experience of the staff to deal with all the different systems that we have. We have a very well-educated orthopedic staff in the operating room.

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Content Updated: March 10, 2015

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