Car accidents can result in serious injuries, such as whiplash, fractures, and ligament tears. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Aleksandr Khaimov, DO, provides conservative and surgical treatment for automobile injuries at Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, P.C. in Forest Hills, New York. If you have any type of musculoskeletal pain after a car accident, call or book an appointment online right away.
Motor vehicle collisions can result in a wide range of problems, from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries. At Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, Dr. Khaimov treats all types of orthopedic conditions caused by automobile accidents, including:
Fractures, or broken bones, are common car accident injuries. Any bone in your body can fracture in a car crash, including your arms, legs, hips, and shoulders.
Whiplash is a neck injury that happens when your head moves back-and-forth rapidly, like a cracking whip. Rear-end automobile collisions are a major cause of whiplash.
The sudden impact of car accidents can force your knees to hit the dashboard in front of you. This can injure the ligaments and cartilage in your knee as well as the kneecap.
Most of the time, signs and symptoms of whiplash develop within 24 hours after the accident, but this isn’t always the case. Common whiplash symptoms include:
If you’ve been in a car accident, it’s important to call Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care as soon as you notice whiplash symptoms. Otherwise, your condition may worsen and possibly lead to further tissue damage.
First, Dr. Khaimov asks you to describe your symptoms and how the accident occurred. He performs a complete orthopedic evaluation and may take tests, such as an X-ray, to diagnose your injuries.
Then, Dr. Khaimov develops a treatment plan tailored to your specific condition. Depending on the type and severity of your automobile injuries, treatment may include:
Dr. Khaimov always considers every available conservative treatment before recommending surgery. If your pain and symptoms persist despite treatment, surgery may be necessary.
For expert diagnosis and treatment of automobile injuries, call Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, or book an appointment online today.