Orthopedist after a Car or Truck Accident
Orthopedists are physicians who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of injuries to the musculoskeletal system, which includes your bones, joints, tendons, ligaments, and muscles. It is very common that a person will see an Orthopedist following a car or truck accident.
How Does an Orthopedist Diagnose and Treat Injuries?
After reviewing your symptoms and conducting a physical exam, an orthopedist will generally utilize imaging technologies such as MRI scans, X-rays, and CT scans to support and confirm their findings and diagnosis. The type of treatment you receive will depend on the extent and nature of the injury you sustained in the car or truck accident. Treatments can range from pain management, cortisone injections, rehabilitation using physical therapy, or simple to complex surgical procedures.
How Will Seeing an Orthopedist Benefit Your Personal Injury Case?
An orthopedist is able to provide expert testimony in a personal injury case regarding the nature of your injuries, what effect your injuries are having on your life and your ability to work, whether those injuries were caused by the car or truck accident, the treatments you received, whether those treatments were medically necessary, the treatments you will need in the future, the cost of your future treatments, and how your injuries will affect your life and your ability to work long term. These are all items of damages that you need to prove in an injury claim and an orthopedist will be able to testify to such matters.