Filing Orthopedic Injury Claims and Learn About the Many Types of Orthopedic Injury
An orthopedic injury can include injuries to ligaments and tendons as well as fractures to bones. Such injuries commonly occur in the neck, shoulders, back, arms, hands, hips, legs, knees, and ankles and feet. In serious cases, orthopedic surgery may be required to repair the damage. Some orthopedic issues include:
As the victim of an accident resulting in an orthopedic injury, the burden of proof falls on to your shoulders. Whether you were the driver or passenger in a motor vehicle accident or a pedestrian, cyclist, or motorcyclist involved in an accident, you must show the insurance company proof that you have an orthopedic injury. At Paine Edmonds in Vancouver, we provide a knowledgeable legal team and medical resources to help you make your claim. Call Paine Edmonds in Vancouver to book a free consultation.
Orthopedic Neck Injury
In addition to soft tissue injury to the neck (e.g. whiplash) or fracture to the neck, orthopedic injury to the neck can include disc degeneration or disc herniation.
Such injuries can often occur from a car accident involving a rear-end collision or T-bone type collision or being struck by a car during a pedestrian accident, cycling accident, motorcycle accident, or slip and fall accident.
Orthopedic Shoulder Injury
In addition to fracture to the shoulder joint, common orthopedic injuries to the shoulder include full or partial tearing of the rotator cuff, labrum, and supraspinatus tendon.
Such injuries can often occur from a car accident involving a collision between a left turning car and a car proceeding straight through or from falling during a pedestrian accident, cycling accident, motorcycle accident, or slip and fall accident.
Orthopedic Back & Hip Injury
In addition to soft tissue injury to the back (mechanical back pain), orthopedic injury to the back (similar to the neck) can include disc degeneration or disc herniation.
Common orthopedic injury to the hip, especially from motor vehicle accidents, is femoral head fractures and dislocated hip joints.
Orthopedic Arm & Hand Injury
Common orthopedic injuries to the arm are fractures to the humerus, radius, and ulna bones.
In addition to conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, common orthopedic injuries to the hand include fractures to the metatarsal bones and distal radius fractures (wrist).
Orthopedic Leg & Knee Injury
Orthopedic injury to the leg includes fracture in the thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia), and fibula. The fractures themselves can vary and include open fracture, closed fracture, incomplete fracture, complete fracture, displaced fracture, and comminuted fracture.
Orthopedic injury to the knee includes fractures to the knee, ruptured tendons, as well as damage to the various structures of the knee such as the anterior cruciate ligament, medial collateral ligament, and meniscus.
Orthopedic Ankle & Foot Injury
Common orthopedic injuries to the ankle are fractures to the ankle joint and tears to the supporting ligaments (deltoid ligament, anterior talofibular ligament, posterior talofibular ligament, and calcaneofibular ligament).
A common orthopedic injury to the foot is a stress fracture to the metatarsal bones.
Such injuries can often occur from jamming onto the brake pedal during a car accident involving a rear-end collision or from falling during a pedestrian accident, cycling accident, motorcycle accident, or slip and fall accident.