Our Atlanta orthopedic doctors highly recommend seeking care immediately following an auto accident.
Following the shock of the trauma of realizing you have been in an accident, you or medical personnel will immediately notice if bones are broken as well as lacerations and other visual injuries sustained in the accident.
Delayed Symptoms of an Orthopedic Injury
While broken bones and lacerations are serious and need immediate attention, there’s also the possibility you could experience delayed symptoms which could be just as devastating.
If you leave an accident with just some minor bruising you may think taking some over the counter medicine and some rest will do the trick. However, as the night progresses so does the swelling and you wake up to excruciating pain and the inability to move your arm.
At this point you know treatment is essential, but what if you had sought treatment earlier, maybe this injury wouldn’t have escalated to an emergency. This minor bruise that you thought was nothing could very well be a broken bone and having left it untreated, this could mean potential surgery depending on how much damage was caused. Seeking attention immediately or as soon as possible can reduce the risk of more damage.
Now, stop and think about this. If you self diagnose and put off seeing a doctor like our Atlanta orthopedic specialists, you may potentially wave your right to file an injury lawsuit if you were not the negligent party. This means not only were you a victim of an accident but you are now looking at hefty medical bills and a longer healing time which may cost you more money.
Contact AICA Orthopedics For Treatment
If you are in an accident, don’t waste any time in seeking medical attention. Even if the pain or injury seems manageable, reach out to our Atlanta orthopedic doctors so that we can provide you with a thorough exam to rule out any injuries. Contact us today at (404) 855-2141!