Auto Accidents

Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group PA

Orthopaedics located in Silver Spring, MD, Germantown, MD, & Rockville, MD

The team at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, PA, understands that automobile accidents are frightening and confusing, so they’re here to help you through a difficult time by managing your injuries in the most effective way. At their offices in Silver Spring, Rockville, and Germantown, Maryland, the team has extensive experience helping car accident victims, from diagnosing and treating your injury to helping you work with the insurance company to get the care you need. If you’ve been in an auto accident, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.

Auto Accidents Q & A

When should I get care after an auto accident?

The sooner, the better. Most auto accident injuries worsen significantly without the appropriate treatment, so it's important that you get evaluated by experienced physicians who know how to manage your pain and other symptoms in the most effective way.

The Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group team has extensive experience in helping auto accident victims, from diagnosing and treating your injury to helping you work with the insurance company to get the care that you need. Workers' compensation patients and veterans are also welcome.

How are auto accident injuries diagnosed?

Auto accident injury diagnosis starts with a discussion of your medical history and symptoms, then an independent medical exam (IME). The IME allows your doctor to testify as an expert witness regarding your injury if needed.

X-rays are done on-site at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group, and if you need other diagnostic imaging like an MRI or CT scan, a team member arranges a referral to a nearby diagnostic imaging facility that can see you within a week.

After studying all of the information and observing your pain closely, your doctor makes a diagnosis and creates a treatment plan for your specific needs. Treatment begins immediately after your exam and diagnosis.

What is the treatment plan like after an auto accident injury?

Your treatment plan depends on the injury. If you need care from another specialist like a neurologist, your doctor refers you to a colleague who can help. The team at Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group handles your orthopaedic and pain management needs on-site using a variety of customized approaches.

Your treatment may include one or more of the following methods:

  • Physical therapy to recover strength and range of motion
  • Massage therapy to reduce pain
  • Injections to reduce inflammation and pain
  • Regenerative medicine like stem cell therapy and platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injections
  • Medical equipment like braces to support your injury as you heal

The highly trained team of accident injury doctors, skilled physical therapists, and compassionate support staff is always ready to answer questions and provide the support you need to recover.

The Greater Washington Orthopaedic Group is focused on helping you recover from your auto accident injury quickly so you can get back to a pain-free life. If you’ve been in an accident, schedule an appointment online or by phone today.