Why Traumatic Orthopedic Injuries May Require Long-Term Care

At Donaldson Law, LLC, our Denver personal injury attorneys know orthopedic trauma typically refers to an injury caused by some external force, a severe fall, a serious accident, or even a violent attack.

These injuries occur in the musculoskeletal system, including bones, cartilage, joints, ligaments, muscles, and tendons of the body, which can lead to debilitating harm.

Orthopedic trauma can also lead to harm to other parts of the body that require comprehensive medical care and potential collaboration between trauma, vascular, and plastic surgeons to treat all the injuries.

As physicians work towards the goal of treating your traumatic orthopedic injuries to get you back to your pre-injury condition, pain-free and able to move with ease, our skilled personal injury lawyers in Denver will begin building your case.

What are the Most Common Types of Traumatic Orthopedic Injuries?

Orthopedic injuries are those that occur to the vertebrae, joints, bones, ligaments, tendons, cartilage, and muscles.

They often include:

  • ACL and Meniscus Tears
  • Fractures and Breaks
  • Sprains / Strains
  • Herniated Discs
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Shoulder and Other Joint Dislocations
  • Soft Tissue Injuries, including Whiplash
  • Neck and Spine Injuries

In addition to treating traumatic injuries when they occur, orthopedic specialists and surgeons treat the chronic effects of these injuries going forward, including those caused by:

  • Fractures that are delayed in healing or did not heal.
  • Bone or joint conditions resulting from fractures that did not heal in the correct alignment.
  • Joint deformity from arthritis.
  • Infections.

Additional treatment may also include physical therapy, rehabilitation, and pain management that requires a significant amount of time away from work — if you are able to return at all.

Whether you suffered a catastrophic injury in a vehicle collision, premises liability incident, or recreational accident, regaining your mobility and independence is going to take significant medical care that may impede your ability to work for months or even years. We want to help you pursue the financial compensation you need from the liable party that caused your injuries to move forward with confidence.

Contact our dedicated personal injury lawyers in Denver at Donaldson Law, LLC by calling (720) 458-5000 or contact us online to schedule a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case.

We are here to help get you through this challenging time, so you can take back control of your life.

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