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Cirugía de Reducción Abierta y Fijación Interna (ORIF) en casos de Lesiones Personales en Florida                                              Escrito por el Abogado de Lesiones Personales Roger P. Foley

El trauma ortopédico es una consecuencia común de accidentes automovilísticos, caídas y otros tipos de lesiones. Una forma común de tratamiento para dicho trauma es la cirugía, y una de esas cirugías es la Reducción Abierta e Inmovilización Interna (ORIF, por sus siglas en inglés). Esta cirugía implica la reducción abierta de una fractura ósea, seguida de la fijación interna del hueso con hardware. En Florida, las víctimas de accidentes que resultan en trauma ortopédico pueden requerir una cirugía ORIF para corregir el daño y permitir una curación adecuada. En este artículo, exploraremos la cirugía ORIF, sus procedimientos y por qué se realiza.

¿Qué es la cirugía ORIF?

Car accidents are an unfortunate reality of modern life and can have a devastating impact on those involved. Even relatively minor accidents can cause injuries that require medical attention, but in more severe cases, surgery may be necessary to treat the injuries sustained. In this article, we will take a closer look at the top 10 surgeries commonly performed after a car accident in Florida. These surgeries may involve stabilizing broken bones, repairing damaged tissues, stopping internal bleeding, or treating other injuries sustained in the accident.

With any personal injury case, the road to normalcy can be long and difficult. Car accidents can cause significant physical, emotional, and financial damage, and the recovery process can be challenging for the victims and their families. Even after receiving medical treatment and undergoing surgery, the road to recovery may involve extensive physical therapy, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care. In addition to the physical and emotional toll, car accidents can also cause significant financial burdens for the victims, including medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. This is why it is crucial for accident victims to seek legal representation from top personal injury attorneys who can help them navigate the complex legal system and pursue compensation for their damages. With the right legal guidance and support, accident victims can focus on their recovery and work towards rebuilding their lives after a car accident.

Ten Most Common Surgeries:

Orthopedic trauma is a common consequence of car accidents, slip and falls, and other types of injuries (pedestrian accidents). One common form of treatment for such trauma is surgery, and one such surgery is Open Reduction and Internal Fixation (ORIF). This surgery involves the open reduction of a bone fracture, followed by the internal fixation of the bone with hardware. In Florida, victims of accidents resulting in orthopedic trauma may require ORIF surgery to correct the damage and allow for proper healing. In this article, we will explore the ORIF surgery, its procedures, and why it is done.


What is ORIF Surgery?

ORIF surgery is a procedure that is used to treat a bone fracture. It is a surgical procedure that involves the use of hardware to stabilize the bone and allow it to heal. The surgery involves the following steps:

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As a driver in Florida, it’s important to protect yourself and your family in case of an accident. One of the most important things you can do is to have uninsured/underinsured motorist (UM) coverage and stacking of insurance policies.

It’s important to note that over 51% of the drivers on Florida’s roads do not carry bodily injury protection policies. This means that if one of these drivers causes an accident that results in your injury, there may not be any insurance money available to cover your medical expenses, lost wages, or other damages.


Blog written by staff intern, Reagan W. of the Personal Injury Law Office of Roger P. Foley, P.A.

What Exactly is an MRI and How Does it Work? 

MRI, also known as “Magnetic Resonance Imaging” uses a magnetic field and radio waves to non-invasively create detailed images of the inner workings of the body. The MRI was originally created in the 1970s to detect the differences between cancer cells and normal cells. It is now an often used tool in modern medicine. Fun fact, did you know that dogs are not qualified to perform MRI… but catscan?

What Exactly Is A CAT Scan?  

Written by West Palm Beach Personal Injury Lawyer, Roger P. Foley

Testing in Cat scan machine
A CAT scan, also referred to as computed tomography (CT) is a technique wherein they use x-rays to create detailed cross sectional images of the body. CT scans can be used to diagnose many medical conditions including but not limited to: cancer, heart disease, and other internal injuries. Additionally, they can also be used to guide surgeons when removing tissue for biopsy purposes.  They can also be used to monitor whether specific treatments are effective in fighting disease.    

If you have a pre-existing medical condition, an injury can become significantly worse when a new accident occurs. This is because the original condition may have caused damage to your body that makes it more vulnerable to further injury. For example, if you have arthritis in your knees, a fall could result in a much more serious injury than if you did not have arthritis. If you have a pre-existing medical condition, it is important to be extra careful to avoid accidents and injuries. Unfortunately, we can be careful but an accident can always occur if and when others act negligently.

Pre-existing injuries can complicate personal injury cases. If you have a pre-existing condition, it may be difficult to prove that your injury was caused by the accident and not by the pre-existing condition.

There are a few things you can do to try to overcome this obstacle. First, get medical treatment for your injury as soon as possible after the accident. This will help to establish that the injury was caused by the accident and not by the pre-existing condition.

pi-west-plam-beach-personal-injury-lawyer-300x200In order to establish a valid insurance claim or a personal injury lawsuit in the state of Florida, the individual must first prove that the other party was negligent in their actions.

In order to prove negligence, the individual must first show that the other party owed them a duty of care. This means that the other party had a responsibility to act in a certain way in order to avoid causing harm. Second, the individual must show that the other party breached this duty of care by failing to act as they should have. This can be done by showing that the other party acted differently than a reasonable person would have under the same circumstances. Third, the individual must show that they were actually injured as a result of this breach of duty. Finally, the individual must show that their injuries were caused by the other party’s negligence and not by anything else.

Comparative Negligence

No one ever plans on being in an auto accident, but the fact is that they happen all the time. You never know when or where it will happen, so it’s important to be prepared. Being prepared is understanding your available insurance coverages. Having the proper coverage will protect you financially if you are injured in an accident and your car is damaged. This blog is brought to you by the Law Office of Roger P. Foley in an effort to educate drivers about the types of insurance coverage they should have in case an accident occurs.

Personal Injury Protection (PIP) Is Not Sufficient To Protect Drivers that Are Injured In An Auto Accident

Most Florida drivers are only required to carry the minimum amount of auto insurance coverage, which is $10,000 for personal injury protection (PIP) and $10,000 for property damage liability (PDL). This is considered full coverage. However, this may not be enough to cover all the costs if you are involved in a serious car accident. That’s why it’s important to have bodily injury coverage, uninsured motorist coverage and stacking of coverages.

In Florida, as in many other states, drivers have a legal duty to use reasonable care anytime they are engaged in something that might foreseeably cause harm. This includes avoiding distractions while driving. Unfortunately, many drivers do not take this responsibility seriously and engage in activities that could jeopardize their safety and the safety of others on the road. If someone your safety by causing you to be injured in a car accident then contacting a car accident lawyer may be necessary.

Distracted driving is a serious problem in Florida. According to the Florida Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles, an average of 370,000 crashes happen in this state each year. A large percentage of these accidents are caused by distracted drivers.

There are many things that can distract a driver, but one of the most common distractions is cell phone use. Many drivers think they can safely text or email while driving, but this is simply not the case. Texting or emailing requires a driver to take their eyes off the road and their hands off the wheel, which increases the risk of an accident. In addition, most would argue that any cognitive distraction that changes the driver’s focus from driving can cause an accident.

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