Orthopedic Injuries

Few people walk away from an auto accident without injuries. Even in a minor accident, muscle or bone can be damaged easily through a sudden stop or a direct blow. Our skilled medical professionals specialize in early detection and rehabilitation of your orthopedic injury, resulting in improved mobility and reduced pain. Florida Physical Medicine can help you recover from your auto accident injuries.

What is an Orthopedic Injury?

A car accident exerts tremendous force on the body, even when traveling at slow speeds. This force can result in trauma to the musculoskeletal system. This includes your bones, ligaments, tendons, and connective tissues. Orthopedic injuries do not always hurt or display symptoms right away, but they can be life-altering if untreated.

Most Common Orthopedic Injuries

If you have experienced a car accident in the past, chances are you’ve already had an orthopedic injury without even knowing it. Whiplash, for example, happens when the swift forward and backward motion of your neck and head causes damage to the muscles, ligaments and connective tissues.

These injuries include:

  • Whiplash
  • Broken bones
  • Bone fractures
  • Muscle strain or rupture
  • Tendon inflammation, tear, or rupture
  • Ligament strain, tear, or rupture.

Symptoms of an Orthopedic Injury after a Car Accident

Each accident and each patient is unique. Sometimes, a broken bone or torn tissue is not immediately apparent. If you or a loved one experience any of these symptoms following an auto accident, seek medical attention immediately.

  • Restricted range of motion
  • Pain or headaches
  • Abnormal sensations, such as prickling, burning, or the feeling of something crawling on your skin  
  • Sagging shoulder, arm, or joint
  • Inability to lift something or lack of mobility
  • A grinding sensation during movement
  • Bump or deformity near injury
  • Pain, bruising, or swelling

Symptoms can vary greatly depending on your situation. At Florida Physical Medicine, we specialize in orthopedic injuries and work as your partner to diagnose and rehabilitate your injuries.

Don’t suffer alone. Early medical intervention can improve your chances of a full recovery and help you avoid future medical complications from your injuries.

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Orthopedic Treatment For an Auto Accident Injury

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to treatments. Each patient is diagnosed and evaluated by our highly experienced medical staff that specializes in orthopedic auto accident injuries. Therapies may involve:

  • Physical evaluation and x-rays
  • Splinting or casting
  • Anti-inflammatory medications
  • Physical or occupational therapy
  • Surgery

Musculoskeletal injuries can vary from minor to very severe, and waiting to receive medical care can create additional complications or delays in recovery. We are committed to providing you with the best injury care possible.

Help is here. Our team of medical professionals is here to provide customized treatment and rehabilitation options that can help you recover from your injuries.

Recovering from Car Accident Injuries

Recovery is a journey. While some injuries will heal quickly, others may require additional rehabilitation and treatment to avoid long term problems. Early medical intervention can help increase your chances of a full recovery. Florida Physical Medicine offers:

  • Minimal wait times and same day appointments
  • Rehabilitation plans based on your specific injury
  • Skilled, experienced team of doctors
  • Patient focused, courteous staff

Injury from an auto accident can be stressful, scary, and painful. Let our professionals provide you with the support and guidance you need to recover from your injuries as quickly as possible.

Don’t let an auto accident disrupt your life. Our team of specialists can help you recover from your injuries and reduce the chance of long term complications.

Meet the Doctors

David Braun MD

Dr. David Braun

David Braun, M.D. is a board certified orthopedic surgeon. He trained at the prestigious Cleveland Clinic Foundation and Allegheny General Hospital and has treated many professional athletes throughout his career.

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Dr. Matthew D. Cusumano

Dr. David Cusumano

Dr. Cusumano is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and the founder of Florida Physical Medicine. He specializes in triaging injuries and can quickly and thoroughly determine the best possible treatment plan after an automobile accident.

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