Orthopedic injuries can happen as a result of any type of accident — from automobile accidents to slip and falls and other dangerous premises accidents. These injuries are characterized as problems that affect the body’s musculoskeletal system and may involve the bones, ligaments, muscles, joints, tendons and nerves that play a part in movement.
Orthopedic problems may involve fractures, breaks, dislocation, tears, and other forms of dysfunction. If you’ve suffered these or other life-changing injuries due to another party’s negligence, call Shelnutt & Varner, at 256-547-4988 for a free review of your case with our experienced Anniston lawyers.
What areas of the body can orthopedic injury hurt?
- Thighs and shins
- Arms, hands and fingers
- Spinal cord and discs
- Collar bone
- Coccyx and pelvis
- Feet and toes
- Facial bones and nose
Treatment for orthopedic injuries
Total knee replacement, whiplash, ACL tears, herniated discs are all injuries that can require surgery and long-term physical therapy. Victims of orthopedic injury know firsthand that treatment for these injuries is often complex, time-consuming, and expensive. While some types of orthopedic problems can be solved more easily than others, in most cases, there is no “quick fix.” Orthopedic injury victims must exercise patience and may need to commit to many months of rehabilitation to regain normal, healthy musculoskeletal function. In some cases, the patient may never have the same amount of strength and endurance as they did before the accident.
Treatment for orthopedic injuries can be extensive, focusing primarily on range of motion rehabilitation, muscle conditioning, and stability and flexibility improvement. Specialty medical care, including surgery, therapy, and medical equipment, can start to add up quickly. Even if you have medical insurance and supplemental savings, it may not be enough to get you the kind of medical care you need.
Shelnutt & Varner understands the needs of orthopedic accident victims, and we want to help you get the funds you deserve fast. We’ve helped many clients get fair compensation after an accident robbed them of their independence. Expenses like surgical fees, therapy sessions, and mobility equipment may be owed to you, as well as lost income and other costs associated with the accident.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious orthopedic injury as a result of another’s negligence, trust your case to the experienced attorneys at Shelnutt & Varner. We have collected some of the most commonly asked orthodpedic injury questions on this website, and you can also find resources about orthopedic injury on this website, too. Call 256-547-4988 or contact us online for a consultation. Our team can meet with you free of charge to discuss your accident.