Regardless of the speed or impact, most people suffer some type of injury from an accident with very few walking away completely unscaved. With car accident injuries, early detection is always best to ensure no long term damage is done and our team at AICA orthopedics can provide you with consultations to assess any injuries you may have obtained to any bones, muscles or even soft tissues.
What is an Orthopedic Injury?
When a person is involved in an accident, the body is put through a trauma even at slower speeds and the musculoskeletal system can be affected. This system includes your bones, ligaments, tendons and connective tissues. The hard part with orthopedic injuries is that symptoms don’t always surface right away which can fool people into thinking they are fine when in reality there body is hurting and if left untreated, damage to the body can occur.
Common Injuries Suffered In Auto Accidents
If involved in a motor vehicle accident, you could sustain a variety or orthopedic injuries or if you have already been in an accident there’s a chance you have suffered an injury and didn’t even know. Whiplash is a common injury that goes untreated and that occurs when the body is thrown forward then backwards in a quick motion and the neck and head snap quickly which could cause damage to spine or even the muscles or ligaments. Other orthopedic injuries include:
- Broken bones
- Bone fractures
- Muscle strain or rupture
- Tendon inflammation, tear, or rupture
- Ligament strain, tear, or rupture
Symptoms To Look Out For
As every accident and every person is different, the response may be different as well. If involved in an accident a broken bone or even a torn tissue may not obvious at first as the shock of the accident has your adrenaline through the roof. After the shock has worn off, and you or anyone involved in the accident starts to feel the following, it is recommended that you seek immediate attention from medical professionals:
- Restricted range of motion
- Pain or headaches
- Abnormal sensations, such as prickling, burning, or the feeling of something crawling on your skin
- Sagging shoulder, arm, or joint
- Inability to lift something or lack of mobility
- A grinding sensation during movement
- Bump or deformity near injury
- Pain, bruising, or swelling
If you have been a victim of an accident, and sustained injuries, don’t suffer in pain. Even if it’s something you think may be minor, contact our team of doctors so they can evaluate you and provide you with the best treatment options available so that your minor injury does not turn into a chronic condition down the road. Seeking help early will give you the best chance at a full recovery so call our AICA orthopedics team today at (404) 855-2141.