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What doctor specialty treats car accident patients?

What doctor specialty treats car accident patients?

Trauma Surgeon: Emergency medicine physicians do much of the initial diagnostic work on the majority of trauma in this country. In organized trauma systems, severely injured patients are taken to trauma centers where a trauma surgeon directed team, including an emergency medicine colleague, participate in the management. ...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


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What a doctor would do if a patient was admitted with a fractutred skull from a car accident and a cat scan was not available?

What a doctor would do if a patient was admitted with a fractutred skull from a car accident and a cat scan was not available?

Xrays would help to: Diagnose the fx, and the patient is closely observed in the first 24-48 hours to look for any complications from the hi. Mri scans provides the info on the brain tissue. ...Read more

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Haven't been feeling well, since a car accident, should I see a doctor?

Depends: How long ago you were in the accident if it is a day or so, it is normal to feel like you have been beat up and pounded, but this should improve. If it is more than a week or so i would see a doc just to be sure. ...Read more

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Why do doctors check for your reflexes after a car accident?

Part of examination: To make certain that your nervous system was not damaged during the accident. ...Read more

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My husband was in a serious car accident and the doctor said he has a "hemopericardium." what is that?

My husband was in a serious car accident and the doctor said he has a "hemopericardium." what is that?

Blood around heart: The heart is surrounded by a sac. A hemopericardium is when blood is contained in that sac and surrounds the heart. ...Read more

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After a car accident, what is the best doctor to see?

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Primary Care: If it was severe enough, the emergency room would be prudent. Otherwise your primary care provider can evaluate your whole situation. If there is cause for concern your primary will make sure they are addressed appropriately. ...Read more

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If a patient is still unconscious after a car accident for 14 hours. What probably happened to him?

Poss brain injury: The primary concern in this scenario is a traumatic brain injury/concussion which resulted in loss of consciousness. By now this should be readily apparent to the treating physicians, so talk to them. ...Read more

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Chest pain after car accident. Should i see a doctor?

Yes!: Chest pain after a car accident could represent skeletal injury (rib fractures, sternal fracture) or cardiac injury (blunt cardiac injury, myocardial ischemia). If you are having other symptoms, see your nearest emergency department. If this is isolated to just your chest and its reproducible with pushing on your sternum (i.e., breast bone), it's likely skeletal and can be managed with meds. ...Read more