Orthopedics is defined as the branch of medicine that deals with the prevention or correction of disorders or injuries to the skeletal system and associated muscles, ligaments, and joints.
The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons stated that over one in four Americans have a musculoskeletal impairment, while its costs the United State close to $850 billion each year. Furthermore, in 2006, there were over 132 million physician visits for musculoskeletal symptoms.
At Mike Lewis Attorneys, we have great sympathy for individuals and the families of individuals suffering from orthopedic injuries, as all individuals surrounding an injury victim may suffer losses and damages associated with their injuries. Our team of Winston-Salem car accident lawyers will seek the maximum compensation benefits for your injuries and have provided thousands of free no-obligation consultations to injured victims in need.
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Types of Orthopedic Injuries
Following a car accident, there may be dozens of different types of orthopedic injuries a person may suffer. These injuries can change the way someone lives their everyday life causing them to miss work, school, and perform normal activities of daily living.
Some types of orthopedic injuries include:
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Degenerative disc disease
- Dislocated shoulder
- Frozen shoulder
- Herniated disk
- Muscle spasms
- Nerve impingement
- Plantar fasciitis
- Ruptured Achilles tendon
- Separated shoulder
- Shin splints
- Shoulder impingement
- Spinal stenosis
- Stress fractures
- Tennis elbow
- Torn ACL or MCL
- Torn meniscus
- Torn rotator cuff
These injuries can be caused by a number of different factors including car accidents. Of course, car accident injuries may depend on the type of car accident which occurred along with the speed of travel, location of accident, and a number of other factors.
Orthopedic Injury Treatment
When recovering from an orthopedic injury, rehabilitation will typically be used to get a person back to work and back to their normal daily activities. Most outpatient rehabilitation is appropriate after a person suffers from a broken bone, torn ligament, cartilage damage, or orthopedic surgery. In most cases, treatment programs will be used to address the different types of orthopedic injuries and disabilities
Some orthopedic injury treatment options include:
- Casts and splints
- Crutches, canes and walkers
- Electro diagnostic testing
- Partial replacement surgery
- Replacement surgery
As one can imagine, the medical expenses associated with any of the above treatments may begin to pile up, especially for longer lasting or permanent injuries. Our attorneys may be able to help you receive compensation for these medical expenses simply by contacting us today.
Contact Our Established Winston-Salem Car Accident Attorneys Today
Following an auto accident, the scene may be extremely hectic, especially if someone has been injured. On top of this, the negligent driver who struck you may not have adequate insurance to cover all injuries and damages caused. If this sounds familiar, our Mike Lewis Attorneys believes that you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and damages.
Serving throughout Winston-Salem, North Carolina since 1970, we have been able to assist thousands of injured victims receive the compensation they deserve. Some of the locations our attorneys serve include, but are not limited to:
- High Point
- Mountain View
For further information about our attorneys, or if you believe you may have a case, call 866-299-1769 or complete the FREE Case Evaluation form at the upper left of this webpage.