Serious orthopaedic injury
What is an orthopaedic injury?
Most orthopaedic injuries involve damage to bones, joints and other internal structures.
From fractures, breaks and ligament damages to dislocations, slipped discs and other structural issues, an orthopaedic injury can take a number of different forms and in many instances multiple injuries will be suffered at once, whether in a road traffic accident, a workplace injury or surgical error.
Orthopaedic injury claims
Our personal injury solicitors work closely with leading medical practitioners and experts when making injury claims on behalf of our clients. We understand how traumatic these injuries can be, and how stressful it can be to claim the compensation they deserve.
We specialise in making the process as simple and stress free as possible and we can tell you all you need to know about orthopaedic injury compensation, and much more.
Here you can read about orthopaedic surgery, common accidents and injuries, plus the various aspects of treatment, care and rehabilitation.
There are a wide range of orthopaedic surgeries taking place every day, including:
- Bone fracture repair – including arms, legs, wrists, hips, ankles, ribs and collarbones
- Damaged tendon or ligament repair
- Arthroscopy – keyhole insertion of tools to diagnose and treat joint tissue damage
- Arthroplasty – replacing or resurfacing joints, like knees and hips, because of arthritis
- Bony deformity correction
Often, an internal or external apparatus is required after surgery to reshape or maintain limb bones when they are most weak and susceptible to damage. One common example of orthopaedic metalwork is the Ilizarov frame, an external fixation used in complex fractures to reset and repair the limb.
Medical negligence claims
Unfortunately, surgery doesn’t always go to plan and further problems can arise. At Moore Blatch Solicitors, we can build an orthopaedic compensation claim on your behalf.