Foot, Ankle & Leg Injuries from an Accident
A study published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) concluded that serious or severe injuries to the lower extremities are the second most frequently occurring injuries for passenger car occupants, with the first being serious or severe thoracic (upper back) injuries.
Types of Foot, Ankle & Leg Injuries from Accidents
Common types of injuries to the ankles, knees, and feet suffered in auto accidents include the following:
- Strains and Sprains
- Cartilage and Ligament Tears (especiallty the Meniscus, ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) and MCL (medial collateral ligament)
What is the treatment for Foot, Ankle and Leg injuries from an accident?
It is important to have lower extremity injuries such as these diagnosed and treated by a not only an accident specialist, but also a foot and leg specialist. At Broward Outpatient Medical Center, we maintain a staff with both a DPM and board-certified Podiatrist, as well as a variety of Orthopaedic specialists. From diagnosis of your specific injuries, to a specialized treatment plan, we work hard to get you "back on your feet."
Treatment may be as simple as Pain Management and rest, or may involve Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation, or in severe cases even Orthopaedic Surgery. The good thing is that you can receive all of these treatments at Broward Outpatient Medical Center.
If you or someone you love has been in an accident that resulted in injuries to the foot, ankle or leg, it is important to seek medical care promptly to prevent long term damage and ongoing pain.
Submission of this form is an application for a FREE Medical Consultation for your injuries suffered in a car accident. You will be contacted by a representative to ensure you are qualified, and your appointment scheduled if you are qualified. The "FREE Medical Consultation" is an initial discussion with a medical provider about your accident injuries before an exam or treatment, which will be utilized to determine the appropriate diagnostics, and potentially treatment.