If you’re involved in a motor vehicle accident, don’t just exchange insurance information with the other driver – also see a doctor right away.
Why? Because even if you walk away without a scratch, you may have an internal orthopedic injury and not even know it.
Even a minor auto accident exerts a certain amount of force on the body – a force that can result in trauma to your musculoskeletal system. A perfect example is whiplash, which occurs when you experience a swift forward and backward motion of your neck. Whiplash can cause damage to muscles, ligaments, and connective tissues in and around the neck area.
The pain associated with these types of orthopaedic injuries doesn’t always manifest itself immediately, but the injury can nonetheless be life-altering if it goes untreated.
Common Orthopedic Injuries Sustained in Car Accidents
- Broken bones
- Muscle strains or ruptures
- Tendon inflammation, tear, or rupture
- Ligament sprain or tear
Although each accident is unique and symptoms may vary for each patient, common symptoms include:
- Abnormal sensations (burning, prickling)
- Restricted range of motion
- A bump or deformity near the site of injury
- Lack of mobility
- The inability to lift objects
- A sagging joint
- A grinding sensation during movement
Contact Our Doctors for Orthopedic Injuries After a Car Accident!
The specialists at Total Orthopaedic Care have the experience and expertise to help those who have been injured in a motor vehicle accident, and they will work with your insurance provider to ensure that your injuries are covered properly. Our team specializes in the early detection and rehabilitation of orthopaedic injuries so that pain is minimized, and mobility is improved – avoiding future medical complications.