Orthopedic Injuries

Often times after a car accident or a work injury people suffer from orthopedic injuries. The injuries can range from mild cases to very serious cases that requires significant orthopedic doctor treatment and may eventually lead to surgery. If you have suffered an orthopedic injury from a car accident, medical payments are made from your automobile carrier or health insurance carrier. Of you suffered an orthopedic injury from a work related event then the workers compensation insurance carrier would cover the medical bills.

Orthopedic injuries are those where the bones, vertebrae, joints, ligaments, or cartilage are hurt. These can be seen with shoulder, elbow, wrist, hand, hip, knee, ankle or feet injuries, and such problems may lead to fractures, sprains, and strains, slipped disks, diseased or arthritic disks, neck pain, headaches, occipital neuralgia, whiplash, or rotator cuff injuries.

Poor medical care from orthopedic doctors and surgeons may also result in orthopedic injuries. These include developing blood clots pre– or during surgery, losing an arm or leg, surgical complications following knee, knee or hip replacement, or arthroscopic procedures, nerve or blood vessel damage during surgery, or not properly treating or diagnosing a fracture.

Possible causes include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Falls


Immediate medication attention is needed following an orthopedic injury. Since there is such a wide range of different orthopedic injuries, any pain, swelling, bruising or redness in a hurt area should be examined by a medical professional.


Depending on the severity and location of the problem, some orthopedic injuries can be treated with activity and exercise, dietary supplements, medications, and physical devices such as casts and splints. Others require surgery to regain or maintain function and movement.

If you or a loved one has experienced an orthopedic injury, contact the law offices of Altman & Altman to discuss potential compensation. Call us at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 (toll–free), or contact us online for a free consultation.

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