Many times, auto accidents result in the need for a trip to an orthopedic specialist or even surgeon.
When an injury is severe and involves the bones or the musculoskeletal system, the victim of the accident is taken to the Emergency room and evaluated by the orthopedic specialists on call.
Orthopedic doctors are also often consulted after patients have waited to seek help for their injuries or after attempts at physical therapy have failed.
After A Car Accident
It is always best to seek medical care following an accident because symptoms of injuries may not surface immediately and tests such as an X-ray or MRI may pick up on injuries such as bulging or herniated discs and treatment can be provided before the injury becomes severe.
When treating the musculoskeletal system, orthopedic surgeons will attempt to treat injuries non-surgically before discussing surgical options. Orthopedic surgeons typically treat those patients who have suffered trauma to their musculoskeletal system, conditions that have caused degeneration, sports related injuries, infections of the bones, tumors and congenital disorders.
Our Atlanta accident doctors are skilled at providing effective treatment options for injuries such as: spinal injuries, clavicle fractures (shoulder), scapular fractures (shoulder blade), Shoulder (glenoid, humeral head or humeral neck) fractures, humerus (upper arm) fractures, radius and/or urina (lower arm) fractures, scaphoid (wrist) fractures, pelvic and acetabulum fractures, hip and leg fractures, femur (thighbone) fractures, patella (kneecap) fractures, tibial and/or fibular (lower leg) fractures, ankle fractures and calcaneus (heel) fractures.
If you have suffered an injury in an auto accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to our skilled and compassionate Atlanta accident doctors at Atlanta Orthopedics. Seeking care quickly will help ensure a successful recovery. For more information, contact us today at (404) 855-2141.