Dashboard Injury – PCL Injury

A PCL tear is known as the “dashboard injury”, because it often occurs when a car accident causes the person’s bent knee to strike the dashboard forcefully. The Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) is one of the four ligaments that stabilize and support the knee and prevents excessive movement. It is located inside the joint, and … Read more

Does ADHD Increase the Risk of a Car Accident?

A recent study suggests drivers with ADHD are around 50 percent more likely to be involved in a serious car accident. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is a condition diagnosed in young children, however, some are diagnosed in teens or into adulthood. With more teens and adults being diagnosed with ADHD, it is becoming increasingly … Read more

Orthopedic Injuries after Car Accidents

A car accident can lead to a wide variety of orthopedic injuries, ranging from minor injuries that require minimal treatment, to severe ones that require surgery and rehabilitation. Orthopedics is a branch of medicine dealing with the prevention and correction of injuries or disorders to the skeletal system and associated joints, muscles, and ligaments. According … Read more

Tibial Fractures & Tibia Injury from Car Accident

While most leg fractures heal completely without any problems, there are some complications that can follow a tibial fracture. A broken leg is a commonly reported bone fracture because it is exposed and is always at risk for injury. One of the most common causes of leg fractures is car accidents. Among the bones in … Read more