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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
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
My husband was in a serious car accident and the doctor said he has a "hemopericardium." what is that?
I have gotten into a car accident recently, and ever since then, I have had excessive periods of falling asleep. I am 54. Doctors can't tell me.
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
If a patient is still unconscious after a car accident for 14 hours. What probably happened to him?
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
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