What is Orthopaedic?
Our orthopaedic specialists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of accident injuries relating to the "musculoskeletal" system - specifically bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. Accident injuries can vary from a life threatening spinal cord injury to an uncomfortable sprain or broken bone. With many tools at their disposal, our orthopedic surgeons can find the least invasive treatment method to treat an injury.
Broken Bones & Fractures
Broken and fractured bones are some of the most common auto accident injuries. They are often more severe than other types of breaks and fractures simply because car accidents involve collisions with force and speed with large objects. A car accident victim is also more likely to need orthopaedic surgery. The first step in orthopaedic injury treatment is some form of diagnostic imaging – usually an x-ray with our on-site radiology services. A treatment method, ranging from pain management to orthopaedic surgery, is then decided upon based on the severity of the injury.
Back and neck injuries
Whiplash is one of the most common car accident injuries. Whiplash symptoms include aching and pain to the neck and back, headaches, shoulder pain, and disturbance – like pins and needles – in the arms and legs. Other common injuries to the back and neck include:
- Herniated disk (use pictures from linked website with credit)
- Neck sprain
- Cervical fracture
- General neck and back pain
Various types of shoulder injuries can also result from an auto accident. These include:
- Torn rotator cuff
- Shoulder dislocation
- Shoulder bursitis
- Shoulder tendonitis
- Shoulder impingement
How do I know if I need Orthopaedic Care after an accident?
Our accident injury specialists diagnose these car accident injuries first through an extensive using our on-site x-ray and MRI services. Treatment for these various injuries can range from physiotherapy to surgery, depending on the severity of the injury, but most important we can identify the specific line of care you need - be it chiropractic, physical therapy, orthopaedic surgery or a combination of them all. Our experienced staff can eliminate some of the stress and worry from your life while alleviating your pain and suffering, and making sure your treatment and recovery are as quick and painless as possible.
What makes our Orthopaedic better than others?
There are multiple factors that make our center the best orthopaedic care location for your car accident injury needs. The first is that we have top level orthopaedic surgeons and specialists - check out our staff page (click here) to find out more about them.
Second, we understand the needs, methods and rules for working on car accident/PIP claims in Florida. We are experienced in working with the injury types themselves, but also attorneys and the insurance companies. We are aware of the pitfalls, and how to maximize your claim.
Third, our entire operation - from diagnostics to pain management to surgery to recovery - is handled in one place - Broward Outpatient Medical Center. This streamlines the diagnoses and treatment stages, and takes away the stress and hardship of running from office to office.
If you or someone you love has been in an accident that resulted in injuries that require orthopaedic care, 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.