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Traffic Accidents (Overview)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. a large stationary object.


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Can you tell me an example of injuries caused by traffic accidents?

Can you tell me an example of injuries caused by traffic accidents?

Ankle fractures...: Pilon fracture, Lis Franc's dislocation, open ankle fracture, patella fracture....to name a few of a very long list... ...Read more

Traffic Accidents (Overview)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. a large stationary object.


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I read that in the united states more people die from medical errors than for traffic accidents. True?

I read that in the united states more people die from medical errors than for traffic accidents. True?

Deaths due med error: Yes it is true, acoording to different statistics, there is no dout more people die of preventable medical errors than traffic accidents.Approximately more than 100, 000 people die from medical errors in us.And approx just over 40000 die from traffic accidents. ...Read more

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How many teen drivers die yearly from road traffic accidents?

How many teen drivers die yearly from road traffic accidents?

How many teen driver: In 2009 3000 teens between the ages of 15 to 19 were killed in us and 350000 were taken to er for emergency treatment. ...Read more

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Is it safe for passerby to extricate victims in traffic accidents?

SAFE?TO EXTRICATE: I can not recommend that due to the lability issues.If you want to be good samaritan you have to sure mind that if you do extricate will it make the injuries worse, and you are liable for that in this litigenous envoirenment.Some states have good samaritan laws for traffic accident rescuers.But in 2008 a woman was sued for rescue effort in car crash, she pulled a waman out of the car. ...Read more

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Bit of a distractable driver, so keep thinking im causing traffic accidents.?

Bit of a distractable driver, so keep thinking im causing traffic accidents.?

That's scary!: Why do you think you are causing accidents!please address right away if you think you have. It is good to know you are distractable, so you have to be sure not to text while driving, or maybe even talk on the phone.Be careful with music, too. Don't try to eat/drink, apply make-up, read, or other "tempting activities".You must focus on driving at all times if you are worried.Consider driving course. ...Read more

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What is the leading organ injury in a motor vehicle accident?

Leading organ injury: Leadind the list of organs is the injury to the spleen, spleenic rupture or laceration and may require emergency splenectomy. ...Read more

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I was disabled due to motor vehicle accident. What is the best insurance for me?

Disability: It depends on the injuries and prognosis, and if any settlement from the insurance company.If you are totally and permanently disabled you may be eligible for ssi and/or medicare insurance.Talk to a social worker, your attorney or social security office. ...Read more

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What would cause migraines weeks after a motor vehicle accident?

What would cause migraines weeks after a motor vehicle accident?

Headaches auto accid: Post traumatic headaches are quite common and will go away after few weeks and are not serious but it is well documented that some headaches will persist and some have clinical features of megraine and have to be treated successfullly with anti migraine meds, why it happens is not known.Although we know regular headaches may be due to neck injury, or post traumatic headaches. ...Read more

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What is the most frequent organ injured in a motor vehicle accident?

REQUENT ORGAN INJURY: It is spleen which may rupture or get lacerated and may need emergency splenectomy. ...Read more

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I've been getting migraines after a motor vehicle accident, what do you recommend?

See pcp: Recomend you see a physician and be check, some diagnostics test may be needed such as x-ray of your cervical spine and some times MRI if physical exam shows some neurological compromise. ...Read more

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What do I do if possible whiplash from motor vehicle accident?

Conservative Team: Post motor vehicle accident it is wise to seek a multi-disciplinary clinic focusing on whiplash treatment. Typically, you will find medical doctors, chiropractors, physical therapist and massage therapists to help you on the road to recovery. ...Read more

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Dad started getting migraines after a motor vehicle accident? Why would that be?

Headaches auto accid: Post traumatic headaches are quite common and will go away after few weeks and are not serious but it is well documented that some headaches will persist and some have clinical features of megraine and have to be treated successfullly with anti migraine meds, why it happens is not known.Although we know regular headaches may be due to neck injury, or post traumatic headaches. ...Read more

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When paramedics are at a serious motor vehicle accident do they make paper copy of vitals?

Yes: They are supposed document everything they do. Even if they are using a computer to enter their data, they should be able to to print a paper copy. ...Read more

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Reversal of cervical lordosis caused by an motor vehicle accident?

This is an imaging: Finding that can be related to underlying degeneration of the cervical spine or it can be an imaging finding consistent with muscular spasm as can be sometimes seen after a motor vehicle accident. Sometimes it can reflect the way one is positioned during the study. ...Read more

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How can memory loss effect and affect memory thoughts or recollection in patients that suffer memory loss from motor vehicle accident?

Memory: It depends on the areas of the brain affected by the car accident. The first thing I would do would be to go get a complete neurological workup to determine the extent and particulars of the damage. ...Read more

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Possible whiplash from motor vehicle accident. What doctor can diagnose?

See below: Your primary care doctor can diagnose this condition. Alternatively, the specialists that deal with this most often are physiatrists who are doctors who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of this condition. ...Read more

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Are there any orthopedic doctors in my area that will accept us (due to a motor vehicle accident) with no insurance? We were rear ended while we were at a complete stop and we are still having back problems but we have no medical insurance and our attorne

Are there any orthopedic doctors in my area that will accept us (due to a motor vehicle accident) with no insurance? We were rear ended while we were at a complete stop and we are still having back problems but we have no medical insurance and our attorne

Unfortunately : Unfortunately many physicians do not electively participate when motor vehicle insurance is involved and it is not an acute emergency situation for which they are covering. The insurance company often pays , but attorneys will place a lean on the money, collect it and then try to bargain with the doctor for reduced reimbursement. At other times the insurance company pays the patient directly and the doctor then has to try to get the patient to pay the bill. I am not saying it is correct or right but after this happens 200 times its an impetus to just disengage from the system. Its part of the entire tangled web of insurance and health care that exists and has existed for years. It has nothing at all to do with romneycare or obamacare or any legislation regarding the delivery of health care. Its an entirely insurance and legal driven issue. However a lot of attorneys know doctors that they work with for injuries and id assume most injury attorneys have a short list of mds in their area maybe you should be asking this on the legal side of the website. ...Read more

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I NEED A PATHOPHYSIOLOGY FOR PT WHO HAD CVA AFTER A MOTOR VEHICLE ACCIDENT. PT HAD HAS HISTORY OF DIABETES, HYPERTENSION, DYSLIPIDEMIA AND TIA?

Hmmm..: Pretty cool question. You are either a bushy tailed medical student or an ambulance chasing JD who graduated with an MD but got smart and started a legal practice instead! HA! Impossible to say from the given data without you saying first WHAT type of stroke it was...Gotcha! HA! The risk factors are mostly in favor of small vessel ischemic except the TIA which tilts toward embolic. Your turn--- ...Read more

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Can you tell me if someone were hit by a car or in a traffic accident, what injury would require an amputation?

Can you tell me if someone were hit by a car or in a traffic accident, what injury would require an amputation?

Damaged blood supply: If the trauma was severe enough to cause damage to blood vessels to the limb, this may require amputation. ...Read more

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What do I do about severe back pain fom traffic accident?

Get Care: See your regular doctor and make sure that it is nothing more serious than soft tissue trauma. ...Read more

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Motor Vehicle Accident (Definition)

Motor vehicle accident (MVA) is an event that is a common cause of injury, disability, and death, because of the high speed of impact and the large mass of the vehicles. An MVA can be automobile vs. automobile, auto vs. motorcycle, motorcycle vs. motorcycle, motor vehicle vs. bicyclist/pedestrian, or motor vehicle vs. ...Read more