Auto accidents can lead to a variety of injuries. Depending on the severity of the accident, it isn’t unusual to experience broken or fractured bones. Broken bones can be caused by the force of the accident, or by being compressed during the collision. Fractures can cause pain, bruising, and may require surgery in some instances.
The most commonly fractured bones in a car accident include:
- Arms, hands, and fingers
- Legs, ankles, feet, and toes
- Nose, facial, or jaw
At Florida Physical Medicine, we are committed to your recovery. Our courteous and professional staff specializes in diagnosing injuries caused by automobile accidents. If you have been in a recent accident, seeking medical attention as soon as possible can help ensure your wellbeing.
Contact us today to begin your treatment and let us help you on the road to recovery.
Symptoms of Bone Fractures
Even minor accidents can result in painful, debilitating bone fractures. Common symptoms that indicate broken bones may include:
- Swelling, redness, or bruising
- Deformity of the affected area
- Loss or limited function
- Pain in the injured area that worsens when area is moved or pressure is applied
If you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms after a vehicle accident, contact us to arrange an appointment with one of our specialists. Our team will determine the source of your pain, and develop a customized treatment plan.
Available Treatments for Bone Fracture Injuries
Each injury is unique and requires personalized care. There is no one-size-fits-all approach at Florida Physical Medicine. Our physicians are here to ensure your injuries are diagnosed quickly and the appropriate steps are taken to ensure your quality of life.
If you feel your back, neck, or hip is broken, seek immediate medical attention and avoid moving. For arms or legs, attempt to splint the area to avoid unnecessary movement.
In order for fractured bones to heal properly, they must be in the proper place and held there while the bone heals. In some cases, the bones cannot be reset without surgical intervention. This repositioning may also require pins, plates, screws, or other devices to help ensure proper healing.
A bone fracture from an auto accident can be a stressful situation. Let our medical professionals help you plan out a treatment plan that will allow you to recover quickly.
The Road to Recovery
Your recovery journey will be a unique and personal experience. Some bone fractures are easily repositioned and heal on their own. Others require surgery to ensure proper placement. Early medical intervention is important to reduce pain and ensure a full recovery.
Don’t let an injury slow you down. Our team of experienced doctors specialize in auto accident injuries and are available for same day appointments. Contact us today so we can help you recover.