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Many Bad Consequences Later in Life Like Arthritis
If you or a loved one have suffered a broken bone, fracture, broken jaw, or any other type of orthopedic injury, in a mishap, like a car, bus, motorcycle, or truck collision, there are many other things you need to know about the chances of these injuries becoming permanent later on in your life. You may not be aware that later in your life, a healed broken bone may become arthritic, or a separated joint, or slipped disc may put you in a wheel-chair.
It is not only important to retain expert medical care providers. It is also very important to retain highly educated counsel like us, who will fight to recover future medical for the lifetime effects of a fracture, like a compound fracture, for example. Read below and learn about your body, bones and joints, and what to expect as a result of serious bone fractures as you age.
TYPES OF ORTHOPAEDIC INJURIES
The Bone Fracture
Bone fractures are among the most common injuries in vehicular traffic type accidents and also in premises liability cases. These types of injury are more commonly known as a “broken bone.” This is by far the most common orthopedic problem that a personal injury attorney will litigate. The usual treatment for a bone fracture is a plaster cast or sling. A bone fracture can also be a hairline fracture which may be invisible to some x-rays. A good consumer attorney will typically recommend an injury victim have an MRI or CT scan to check for this hidden type hairline fracture. However, treatment may require the bone to be re-broken and re-set, or even expensive surgery. Some broken bone injuries, such as those caused by a freeway accident, can pinch off vital arteries and nerves, causing wrongful death. Some doctors believe the failure of some bones to heal properly will result in a condition called Osgood-Schlatter Disease.
Osgood Schlatter Disease
Some studies indicate the etiology of Osgood-Schlatter lesions happen primarily to the lower end of the patellar tendon which results in new-bone formation. This condition is normally present in children and adolecents and may be caused by impact in a car accident, or slip trip and fall in a premises liability case.
The Dislocated Joint Problem
Joint dislocation is a type of bone injury that happens when an injury victim’s normal alignment of his or her joints are dislocated, or separated by a tear or impact, such as those involving a car accident, motorcycle, bicycle, boat , or airplane crash. Typical dislocations are spinal cord, knee joint, toe joint, finger and shoulder dislocations. These types of injuries often never heal right and result in a need for long term care for the damages. Your search at finding a qualified personal injury lawyer is the first step in seeking future medical care damages in anticipation of future treatment and pain medication.
Sprain Injury & Strain Accident
Sprain and strain injuries are very common orthopaedic injuries in vehicle and freeway accidents. Sprains are damages to the ligaments, whereas strains are accidents that damage the muscle tissues. Examples include ankle strain and ankle sprains, as well as wrist strain, groin strains and groin pull, as well as the well known low back strain. Other less well known examples include: Hamstring Strain, High Ankle Sprain, Finger Sprain, Knee Sprain, Neck Strain, and Costochondritis, chest wall pain from inflamed cartilage and bones in the chest cavity wall area.
Ice packs and heating pads are the most common treatments for strain and sprain injury accidents.
Sporting Accident Injuries
Why would a personal injury lawyer care about sporting accidents? Don’t you assume the risk of these injuries? The answer is, not always. If a sporting participant engages in an act that exceeds the scope of the activity, like punching someone during a game of golf, there is tort liability. Assumption of the risk is not always available as a defense. Sport accident injuries are common problem for all athletes. Sports medicine doctors are the best physicians for the treatment of these types of personal injury. A sports injury, whether minor, like a pulled groin from a pool accident, or major, like a broken ankle, is a major setback for any serious athlete. But more often than not, with treatment like physical therapy, you will be back at your sporting activities in a reasonable time.
Arthritis Can Be Caused By Orthopedic Injury
Yes, arthritis has much of its foundation in prior broken bone injury or strains. In time it can lead to joint damage. When arthritis is severe enough, joint movement will be very painful. Treatment can include physical therapy, surgery and homeopathics. This is a major concern for consumer attorneys, as it will often come later in life after a verdict has already been awarded for a tort caused by a wrong-doer. This is why it is so important to hire the right attorney who will in turn hire the right medical experts and get the right expert opinions concerning future medical care. An attorney who understands human anatomy -like Michael P. Ehline – the basic framework of the human musculoskeletal system, is extremely important in an injury case, and the foundation of orthopedic web law.
Wrist and Hand Surgery Problems
Are you a secretary, a machine operator? Many problems occur in the wrists, fingers and hands because workers and injury victims use these joints over a
nd over again. You may be entitled to compensation for these types o injuries as well and they are often deemed orthopaedic related. These injuries may often be caused by a dog bite or animal attack. Contacting your experienced animal attack and dog bite attorneys can often help find a good doctor to resolve these types of long term damages.
Elbow and Shoulder Problems
Some elbow conditions are like tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, olecranon bursitis, or cubital tunnel syndrome to name just a few. These serious health conditions may cause serious pain and suffering and can be exacerbated by a car accident, entitling you to recovery for past, present and future physical and mental pain and suffering. Shoulder and Elbow Surgery is often required from these conditions, which include shoulder separation, frozen shoulder, or even arthritis.
Fractured skull injury is one of the worst types of othopaedic injuries and often results in a closed head injury resulting in concussion, or even worst, a serious brain injury. These injuries are often the result of a Cal Trans accident, Metrolink accident or train crash. Your experienced fractured skull attorney, Michael P. Ehline, is waiting for your telephone call or e-mail 24 hours a day to discuss your options.
Common causes of hip pain are slip trip and fall accidents. There are many treatments for hip pain, including surgery.
Knee pain is among the most common orthopaedic complaint among car accident and limousine accident victims. Your attorneys at our local law firm will help you find information about causes of your knee pain and injury, as well potential surgery and other treatments.
A lesser known orthopedic condition is known as Gout, whcih becomes very painful, as the result of uric acid accumulation in joint fluid. Gout may also cause arthritis and severe joint pain.
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
This condition is very common amongst lawyers and secretaries who type a lot and is a syndrome of nerve compression in your wrist that causes pain as well as weakness of your wrist and your fingers. Increased pressure in the carpal canal actually pinches off the median nerve in your affected hand.
Osteoporosis is an orthopaedic condition more common among women than men, and is caused in large part by lack of calcium in the bones. Smoking is known to contribute to calcium loss. People who are less active and lazy are more likely to suffer from this condition. Working out instead of being a lazy puke is a great way to avoid this horrible health condition.
Bone Tumors and Oncology
Little is known in this field. But there is new research providing much needed hope for this type of disease that was once presumed an incurable medical condition.
Common Treatments for Bone Injury
Common treatments for ankle conditions like ankle sprains, fractures, achilles tendon injuries include ankle fusion surgery and titanium pins to name a few.
Spine problems often cause and create back and leg pains. Many of these spine related conditions will require surgery for treatment, like spinal fusion surgery, while other treatment may be as simple as bed rest and physical therapy.
Sometimes surgery like a total knee replacement, or hip replacement surgery is an option for victim and patients suffering from severe degenerative and arthritic problems. These can be from changes within a joint from earlier car accidents or athletic injury. Total joint replacement surgery often will utilize artificial implants as a substitution for the worn out joint. Often, a person can die from this or suffer sever infections, from the body rejecting these foreign objects. Almost always, these surgeries will require anti rejection medicine and powerful pain killers like vicodin, percodan and opium derivatives which are extremely addictive.
Arthroscopy surgery is one of the least invasive types of surgeries. Your surgeon can look inside your joint with a small camera and snip and sew the affected area. The most common type is arthroscopic knee surgery, but other commonly ‘scoped’ joint surgery includes shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, and hip arthroscopy.
Pain is always a factor to consider after a serious, or even a minor injury, especially after surgery. Pain can even be chronic. Medications, discussed above and other alternative therapies like accupressure, massage and accupuncture are often applied for pain relief.
Treatment most any orthopaedic conditions usually requires physical therapy. Some rehab can be done unilaterally, such as at a health club, or swimming pool. Alternative medicine like nutrition and supplements, such as nutrients, and herbs is often a good choice for many who wish to avoid powerful psychotropic drugs for conditions like arthritis and fatigue.
What do I Do If I have Suffered Any of the Above Injuries in an Accident?
Contact our seasoned, aggressive and experienced orthopaedic injury attorneys before the statute of limitations expires in your tort injury case. Hiring the experienced broken bone and fracture attorneys at our local Los Angeles and Orange County law firm is the most important decision you will ever make if you are the victim of an orthopaedic accident injury in California, Los Angeles and Orange County. You must not discuss your case with a shifty insurance adjustor. You must not be a fool and represent your self. You must retain Ehline, who will act as your sword and shield. Get compensation for your mental and physical pain and suffering by calling our fractured bone lawyers and attorneys now!