Vehicle Accidents

Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center

Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine located in Port St. Lucie, FL & Stuart, FL

Motor vehicle accidents can cause serious injuries, including whiplash and fractures. The expert team at Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center diagnoses and treats car accident injuries in adults, teenagers, and children at locations in Port St. Lucie and Stuart, Florida. Call today for comprehensive care of vehicle accident injuries.

Vehicle Accidents

What are the common vehicle accident injuries?

Many injuries can result from a motor vehicle collision, from concussions to broken bones. The team at Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center treats all types of injuries due to car accidents, including:

Fractures and dislocations

Automobile crashes can cause broken bones anywhere in your body, including your arms, legs, and ribs. Shoulder and knee dislocations are also common car accident injuries.

Back and neck pain

Whiplash is a major cause of neck pain that usually results from a rear-end motor vehicle collision. In addition to neck pain and stiffness, this condition may cause pain in the upper back and shoulders. 

Knee trauma

Knee trauma can occur if the sudden impact of a car crash forces your knees to hit the dashboard in front of you. This may lead to a knee injury, such as an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear or meniscus tear. 

Herniated disc

A car accident may cause one or more vertebrae in your spine to shift out of place, which may lead to a herniated or ruptured disc. 

How do I know if I have a vehicle accident injury?

Most car accident injuries, such as fractures and ACL tears, cause intense pain right away. However, the emotional stress of surviving an accident can mute physical pain for some time. 

Additionally, conditions like whiplash may not have noticeable symptoms until days or weeks after the accident. 

If you’ve been injured in a motor vehicle accident, seek medical attention right away. The team at Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center provides urgent care to people with acute trauma from car accidents and sports injuries.

How are vehicle accident injuries treated?

The team at Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center takes a conservative approach to treating motor vehicle accident injuries. Depending on the type, location, and severity of your injury, treatment may include:

  • On-site physical therapy
  • Immobilization in a cast or brace
  • Medications to relieve pain and reduce inflammation
  • Therapeutic injections
  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Joint replacement surgery

 

When surgery is necessary, they offer outpatient procedures and use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible.  

For complete care of motor vehicle accident injuries, call Coastal Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Center today.