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A split-second car accident, serious workplace injury, or repetitive strain can all lead to lifelong orthopedic conditions that leave you in severe pain. That’s why we encourage people who have been injured due to the negligence of others to contact Davie & Associates to work with a personal injury lawyer in Alberta or British Columbia. Many common injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system can leave you incapable of living the life you once lived. In addition, an acute injury can leave you dependent on physical therapy, rehabilitative care, or the help of an orthopedic surgeon. For many people, a musculoskeletal injury means:
Knowing about common musculoskeletal injuries and orthopedic injuries that leave people with diminished quality of life is important if you’ve been in an accident. In many cases, accident and injury victims don’t seek proper care because they don’t know where to turn.
The musculoskeletal system consists of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. It supports and protects your body. It also helps to provide strength and stability in your movements. However, injuries affecting the musculoskeletal system can cause pain, stiffness, and disability.
A broken bone occurs when a break goes through either all or part of a bone. Broken bones are often caused by some mix of extreme pressure and twisting. In addition, tiny cracks in the bone called stress fractures are common when a person is subjected to repetitive physical force or movement. Healing times can depend on the location and severity of the fracture point. The typical recovery time for a broken bone is six to eight weeks. However, some breaks and stress fractures may never heal fully or allow a person to resume their normal lifestyle.
A sprain occurs when a ligament is stretched or torn. Ligaments are the tough bands of fibrous tissue connecting your bones. Falling, twisting, or being hit can all cause sprains. While most sprains require eight weeks of downtime, some severe sprains may never heal.
While a torn ligament is similar to a sprain, it is considered a much more severe injury. Sprains are caused by minor stretching or tears that permit the ligament to stay attached to the bone. By contrast, a torn ligament represents a serious tear. A person with a torn ligament will often lose range of motion in the affected area. In addition, torn ligaments can produce severe pain. A rotator cuff tear is a common tearing injury that can create stiffness, tenderness, reduced range of motion, swelling, and “popping” sensations. As one of the most severe orthopedic injuries, a torn ligament generally requires a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. Recovery times can range.
Don’t live in pain for one more day without getting help. Davie & Associates specializes in personal injury law for clients suffering from orthopedic injuries throughout Alberta and British Columbia caused by the negligence of others.
Rest assured that our experienced team of personal injury lawyers will provide you with the compassionate attention you deserve at every step. Contact Davie & Associates for a consultation regarding your legal case at one of our offices in Red Deer, Edmonton or Penticton today.