Types of Orthopedic Injuries
Being injured in an accident can result in a number of different injuries. In the best case scenario, minor injuries such as cuts and bruises will be all that result from a car accident, defective product, or other dangerous situations. However, very often accidents of this nature are much more serious in degree, some of them being permanent, life-altering injuries.
Among the most physically painful and debilitating of these injuries are orthopedic injuries. Orthopedic injuries are injuries to the musculoskeletal system, and affect a victim’s mobility—either by making movement painful or inhibiting it altogether. Orthopedic injuries cover a broad range of specific injuries, from minor ankle sprains to spine damage and tetraplegia (known as quadriplegia).
The Types of Orthopedic Injury
Most orthopedic injuries are categorized into three types: acute, chronic recurring, and chronic overuse injuries. Acute injuries are the result of sudden and traumatic events—getting knocked on the head, spraining your ankle, or breaking your back are all considered acute injuries. Chronic recurring injuries are when a chronic condition or a previous acute injury makes your tissue more susceptible to damage. For example, chronic recurring injuries could be the result of weakened ankle ligaments, which cause you to sprain your ankle multiple times a year.
Chronic overuse injuries are caused by repeated, low-force impact to a joint, muscle, or bone—common to tennis players, dock workers, and anyone who makes a living doing repetitive, demanding movements. These small injuries accumulate over time, leading to chronic pain and inhibited mobility.
Recover From Your Injuries—Call Arnold & Itkin
The treatment of orthopedic injuries requires advanced therapies, electrical stimulation, laser therapy, ultrasounds, and exercise. These injuries are not easy, comfortable, or cheap to overcome. Additionally, the cost of an orthopedic injury extend beyond medical expenses. These injuries can cost you lost wages, constant pain and suffering, and even force you to find a new line of work. That’s where the Houston injury lawyers at Arnold & Itkin can help you.
Regardless of the cause, getting medical care is what matters most in the aftermath of an accident. When we take on cases, we ensure that our clients get the best medical care while we develop their case and fight for monetary compensation. Our team has won billions for our clients, but we’ve also set them up for appointments with the best doctors in their field so they recover more effectively. Our role is to protect your future in every way possible.
We’ve helped people obtain compensation for a wide variety of orthopedic injuries, including:
- Broken Bones
- Skull Fractures
- Closed Head Injuries
- Fractured Vertebrae
- Herniated / Bulging Discs
- Ruptured Vertebrae
- Sprains / Strains
Contact an Orthopedic Injury Attorney
No matter what type of injury you are currently suffering from, if it was sustained in an accident that was caused through the negligent or reckless behaviors of another, then you should not wait to contact an associate from Arnold & Itkin LLP. We are a personal injury law firm dedicated to serving the needs of injury victims throughout the state and across the country. At all times throughout the legal process, you can rely on an associate from our firm for help.
Arnold & Itkin is ready to put our skills and experience to work for you, so do not hesitate to call our firm today to discuss your case. Our services are offered on a contingency fee basis, meaning you won't pay a dime unless we are successful in winning for you. Our success is your success, so we happily take on all the risk for your case.
Contact our injury law firm in Houston at (888) 493-1629, or fill out a short form to request a consultation.