Injuries New York, NY
Injuries can happen no matter how careful you are. Whether it is during a sports game, jogging in the park, or sitting in an uncomfortable position for too long, it is possible to injure the body in many ways. The most important step after an injury is to seek medical attention.
Treatment for various types of injuries is available at Marina Gafanovich, MD in New York and the surrounding area. If left untreated, injuries can have severe and long-term health consequences. Call us today at (212) 548-3263 to schedule an appointment or to learn more about our services.
Types of Treatment
While we are a primary care office, the patient may need to go to a hospital if the injury is severe enough. If the individual is in a car accident and is bleeding from open wounds, call 911 immediately. As a primary care provider, we can treat injuries that are not immediately life-threatening such as:
Waiting for the injury to heal without seeking medical attention can make the issue worse. Even if it does not seem too dangerous, a visit with our primary care doctor can help determine whether anything else is necessary to promote healthy healing.
“While we are a primary care office, the patient may need to go to a hospital if the injury is severe enough.”
Fractures and Breaks
A fracture is an injury that results in a partial break of a bone, while breaks refer to an official broken bone. Fractures can be classified as open (compound fracture) and closed (simple fracture. An open fracture occurs when the bone comes out through the skin or a deep wound exposes the bone while a closed fracture refers to a broken bone that lies beneath the skin. There are many types of fractures including greenstick, transverse, spiral, oblique, compression, comminuted, segmented, and avulsion.
By taking an X-ray of a fracture or break, we can determine the extent of the issue. A sprained ankle may not need as much medical attention as a broken limb. We can ensure the limb is in the correct position to heal properly. We will usually recommend casts or braces to keep the proper alignment so the limb heals.
“A fracture is an injury that results in a partial break of a bone, while breaks refer to an official broken bone”
Injuries From Falls
Injuries from falls can have a vast variety of consequences for patients, depending on certain risk factors, including:
- The age of the patient
- The health of the patient
- The type of injury
- The location of the injury on the body
We can examine the patient and determine the most effective course of action. Additionally, since an older patient may need a different type of treatment than that of a younger patient, we will help assess the situation. If the patient falls and is bleeding, unconscious, or needs immediate medical attention, call 911. However, if the patient falls and is unsure of his or her condition, visit us for a full examination.
“…since an older patient may need a different type of treatment than that of a younger patient, we will help assess the situation”
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Other Injuries We Treat
Cuts and Lacerations
While small cuts are treatable with first aid kit supplies at home, other cuts can be deeper and require stitches. We can disinfect the wound, clean it up and stitch it closed. We can then schedule a follow-up meeting to remove the stitches.
Burns and Rashes
We can provide treatment and pain relief for burns and rashes. If the burn or rash is serious, then the patient needs to go to the hospital. We can help to treat the burn or rash and promote healing. We can provide bandages for severe burns that need it.
When a patient is in a car accident or another type of accident that causes a sudden jerking motion of the neck, they may begin to experience whiplash. The sudden force that pushes the head and neck forward and then back can cause strain on the bones and joints that connect the head to the spine. A patient may begin to feel soreness in the neck without any visible injury after the accident. In those cases, the patient needs to visit us for a diagnosis and treatment.
“When a patient is in a car accident or another type of accident that causes a sudden jerking motion of the neck, they may begin to experience whiplash.”
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q. How do I know if my back pain is severe?
A. There are certain signs and symptoms that result from severe back pain. These symptoms include a sudden spike in pain, discomfort, weakness, or numbness; loss of bladder function; high fever; severe stomach pain; unexplainable weight loss; and pain resulting from a fall or severe blow to the back. Whether an injury or sudden pain strikes back pain, you should visit a primary care doctor to determine the severity of the condition.
Q. When should I go to the doctor because of neck pain?
A. Neck pain often results from non-serious conditions such as sleeping in the wrong position or improper posture. However, neck pain that is accompanied by numbness or loss of strength in your arms or hands or shooting pain into your shoulder or down your arm requires medical attention. You can give us a call when neck pain strikes to determine the best course of action.
Q. What are the possible treatment options for an auto accident injury?
A. Every accident is different and can result in a variety of injuries depending on the accident itself and other factors such as whether the airbags were released or windows were broken. Common treatments for auto accidents include immobilization (braces, splints, or casts), medications, physical therapy, acupuncture, or combinations of these and/or other treatments.
Q. What can result from an untreated injury?
A. Untreated injuries such as concussions, fractures, and soft tissue damage can cause extreme pain and improper healing depending on the type of injury. For example, an untreated fracture can cause visible deformities, misalignment, limited movement, and infection. There is also a risk that the fracture may leave shrapnel-like fragments in the area, which can cause damage to the surrounding muscles, nerves, and ligaments, and may also lead to infection.
Q. How can a broken bone affect the body?
A. A broken bone causes tremendous pain and discomfort. Moving a broken bone can lead to internal and severe external bleeding and damage tissues surrounding the injury. Open wounds can lead to infection that affects the internal system of the body. This may result in complications in the repair and healing of the injury.
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By visiting us as soon as possible, our team can help get you the professional treatment you need. Instead of waiting around and allowing the symptoms to get worse, we can provide you with treatment options.
Definition of Medical Terminology
- A treatment or medication used to reduce inflammation. Anti-inflammatory medications are often used to treat bruising, especially bruises caused by a physical injury.
- Blood thinners
- A form of medication that helps treat and prevent blood clots from occurring. In some instances, blood thinners are prescribed to deal with bruising.
- A term used to describe when a bacteria, virus or other harmful substance enters the body. An infection can develop when a cut is not adequately treated, leaving the skin open and vulnerable.
- Nervous system
- The group of nerves and fibers inside the body that transmit nerve signals is referred to as the nervous system. A deeper cut into the skin can cause nerve damage.
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By visiting us as soon as possible, our team can help you receive the professional treatment you need. Instead of waiting and allowing the symptoms to worsen, we can provide you with stronger medication and treatment options instead of ineffective store-bought products.
Helpful Related Links
- American Assocation of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. American Assocation of Neuromuscular and Electrodiagnostic Medicine. 2022
- American Journal of Medicine. American Journal of Medicine. 2022
- American Medical Association (AMA). American Medical Association (AMA). 2022
- American Society of Radiologic Technologists. American Society of Radiologic Technologists. 2022
- American Trauma Society. American Trauma Society. 2022
- National Institutes of Health. National Institutes of Health. 2022
- National Spine Health Association. National Spine Health Association. 2022
- RadiologyInfo.org. RadiologyInfo.org. 2022
- The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 2022
- United States Department of Labor OSHA. United States Department of Labor OSHA. 2022
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