Many times when you are involved in a New York auto accident in the Bronx or an auto crash anywhere in NY State, you sustain fractures and broken bones. Sometimes your broken bones are severe and require surgery to repair. Often times an orthopedic surgeon must conduct open reduction & internal fixation surgery to repair your broken bones.

Sustaining a fracture and / or a broken bone in a New York automobile accident or car crash often qualifies you for a large pain and suffering award from the insurance companies of the drivers of the vehicles that caused your bone fracture injuries. The Bronx, New York auto accident personal injury attorneys and lawyers at will represent you to recover what you are owed for the broken bones you sustained in your automobile accident as well as having to undergo open reduction & internal fixation surgery or any surgery as well as physical therapy and other medical treatment.

In addition to the Bronx, The personal injury lawyers at Win That Case can represent you not just in the Bronx, but anywhere in New York City and Long Island, including, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Nassau County, and Suffolk County. In addition, the personal injury auto accident law firm of Win That Case can represent you in Westchester County as well.

If you have been injured in a New York auto accident, call our auto injury recovery lawyers and attorneys at Win That Case today anytime 24 / 7 toll free at 877-996-6849. A New York personal injury auto accident specialist lawyer will promptly call you back and give you a free phone consultation.

Types of Bone Fractures

Before you can understand what open reduction & internal fixation surgery is you need to understand in general the various levels of bone breaks and bone fractures you can sustain in a New York auto accident.

The way bones break and fracture, and the severity of the break, turns on the force which caused the break. If the bone’s breaking point has been exceeded only slightly, then the bone may crack rather than break all the way through. If the force is extreme, such as in an automobile crash, the bone may shatter.

Common types of fractures include:

• Stable fracture. This is where the broken ends of the bone line up and are barely out of place.
• Oblique fracture. This type of fracture has an angled pattern and are out of place with each other.
• Transverse fracture. This type of fracture has a horizontal fracture line.
• Comminuted fracture. In this type of fracture, the bone shatters into three or more pieces
• Open, compound fracture. This type of fracture is one in that the bone pierced the skin.

Open Reduction & Internal Fixation Surgery

Whenever a bone is fractured and when it breaks the broken ends are misaligned and outside of their anatomically correct and natural position, repositioning the bones requires open reduction and internal fixation surgery. Open reduction means opening the skin and muscle around the break and then repositioning, or reducing, the broken bone end to their anatomically correct position. Internal fixation means holding the bones in place with metal plates, clamps, rods, and screws.

Recovery From Open Reduction & Internal Fixation Surgery

Your open reduction internal fixation surgery is only the beginning. The first step towards recover is pain management. A course of pharmaceutical and medicine treatment can be prescribed by your doctor.

Once you can tolerate moving physical therapy becomes an important part of the recovery process after an open reduction internal fixation. Because the part of the body that has been injured is held still or immobilized for a long period of time, the muscles, tendons, and ligaments can become weak. Physical therapy helps to restore the strength, range of motion, and endurance of the affected area. It can also help with pain management. Physical therapy can consist of exercises, hot or cold packs, ultrasound, and nerve stimulation, or a combination of treatments.

My neck and body hurts from an auto accident – what now?

Call us today at Complete Orthopedics to schedule an appointment with our orthopedic surgeons. The sooner you schedule and appointment the sooner your injury can be diagnosed and appropriately treated. The sooner conservative treatment is started the greater the chance you have to avoid the need for aggressive treatment and Surgery.

Do not delay in seeking medical treatment! Not only does delaying your treatment prolong your period of illness, but a gap in treatment makes it harder to recover in a personal injury case. In fact, often times what would be a good case to recover upon is ruined by a gap in treatment because someone puts off getting medical treatment. How many times have you heard or said “if I still feel bad next week I’ll go see a doctor…” only to wait and wait and it’s a month or more before treatment is sought. Don’t let this be you! Seek treatment immediately! You have the medical No Fault coverage so treatment is free!

How come treatment is free?

Payment for medical treatment of the injuries you sustained in an auto accident are never paid by you. Rather, you are entitled to New York No Fault medical benefits. Under NY State Law, the auto insurer of which you were in when the accident occurred must pay your medical and surgical bills. If you were a pedestrian, then the car’s auto insurer that struck you must pay your medical bills.

However, you must apply for your No Fault benefits with the auto insurer IMMEDIATELY. Under NY No Fault law, you only have 30 days to make the application. If you submit the application more than 30 days after the accident the insurer will disclaim coverage for a late application. This means that you will be out of pocket for your medical treatment.

Who can assist me in filing my NY No Fault Application?

The New York automobile accident injury attorneys at Win That Case will make the No Fault application for you. Either call us directly at 877-996-6849 or tell the doctors at Complete Orthopedics that you injuries were sustained in an automobile accident. They will assist you in getting in touch with the lawyers at Win That Case and completing your application for No Fault medical coverage insurance.

Do don’t delay – call Complete Orthopedics today! Call the NY auto accident attorneys at Win That Case today at 877-996-6849, or have Complete Orthopedics and his staff get you in touch with the attorneys at Win That Case.

The lawyers at Win That Case make it very convenient. They come to you! They will meet you at your home, hospital or at Complete Orthopedics. They will take care of all of your paperwork and applications, and ensure that you recover everything you are owed.