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Scope After an Accident? Our Queens Personal Injury Lawyers Explain Arthroscopic Surgery

| Mar 16, 2020 | Injuries, Personal Injury

Understanding Arthroscopic from Our Queens Personal Injury Lawyers: What is a Scope After an Accident?

No one plans to be in a car accident, trip and fall, or work site accident. But the truth is that many New Yorkers are involved in these serious accidents and they suffer damaging personal injuries. Sometimes these personal injuries are so severe that surgical intervention is needed to repair the damage done. There are many common types of surgeries that may be necessary to repair the damage. However, arthroscopic surgery has become one of the most common types or surgeries. There are over 1.77 million arthroscopic procedures each year in the United States making a scope after an accident a common way of fixing the damage to a knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist, ankle, or even the spine.

Our Queens personal injury lawyers know how often victims of New York personal injuries need to undergo a scope after an accident. We have represented individuals injured in car accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle crashes, slip and falls or trip and falls, construction site accidents, animal attacks, and other types of serious New York accidents requiring arthroscopic surgery to repair damage. We have a proven track record of success handling these cases for our clients and recovering compensation necessary to pay medical bills or reimburse lost wages. If you or a loved one underwent any type of surgery after an accident, contact COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C.  to learn how we can help protect your rights to compensation.

What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

Arthroscopic surgeries are also known as arthroscopies, scopes, or even more generically as just a “knee surgery” or “shoulder surgery.” This is because arthroscopies are now the preferred and leading way for surgeons to repair the damage done to structures in the body. It is the most common type of orthopedic surgery and used to treat many patients of New York personal injuries.

During arthroscopic surgery, multiple incisions are made around the area being treated. These incisions are small, some less than an inch and others small enough to barely fit a pencil. One incision is used to put a camera in to see the vital structures in the joint or area where the surgery is being performed. Another incision is for the main tool(s) to go into the surgical area to help perform the procedure. A third incision may be used to put other tools to hold or manipulate tissue for the main tools to cut or stitch. Finally, fourth incision may be used to blow air into the surgical area to help inflate the tissue to make it easier for the surgeon to see and manipulate tissue or devices.  

While three or four incisions may sound like a lot, these incisions are very small which minimizes trauma to the area.  The total length of these scope incisions are typically smaller than the traditional way of making one large incision.  This reduces the risk of infection and speeds up recovery time.

Common Types of Arthroscopic Surgeries

There are several different types of arthroscopic surgeries that could be performed on a victim of a New York personal injury accident such as a car accident, trucking wreck, motorcycle crash, slip and fall or trip and fall, or work site accident. Usually, a scope after an accident will be focused on a joint. The joints that are typically scoped include the knee, shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist, and ankle. A back or neck could also be scoped to repair damage to a disc. The most types of arthroscopic surgeries are surgeries repairing damage to tendons, ligaments, or cartilage.

Some of the most common scopes after a New York personal injury accident that our Queens personal injury lawyers can handle for you include the following:

  • Ligament repairs in the knee, including ACL knee repairs, MCL knee repairs, PCL knee repairs, and LCL knee repairs
  • Repairing a torn meniscus in the knee
  • Repair of SLAP tear in the shoulder
  • Torn rotator cuff in the shoulder
  • Trimming a torn meniscus of the knee also known as “scoping” or “debridement”
  • Scoping or “shaving” cartilage in the shoulder to treat shoulder bursitis
  • Carpal tunnel surgery after a fall
  • Repairing labral tears in the shoulder
  • Scoping a hip
  • Repairing labral tears in the hip
  • ACL reconstruction surgery
  • Removal of loose bodies in the elbow
  • Treatment for impingement syndrome in the shoulder after a fall or motor vehicle accidents
  • Repair of torn biceps tendon in the lower arm/elbow (distal biceps surgery) or in the upper arm (proximal biceps surgery), and
  • Any other scope after an accident caused by the negligence of another.

Ask Our Queens Personal Injury Lawyers For Help After a Scope

When the reckless, careless, and downright negligent conduct of another person causes serious personal injuries requiring surgical repair like a scope or arthroscopic surgery, the Queens personal injury lawyers at COHEN & COHEN PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS, P.C. can help you recover compensation. Our trained legal team has handled many cases where our clients required a scope after an accident to repair the damage done to a joint, muscle, tendon, ligament, bone, or any other vital structure in the bone. We do not require you pay us any money upfront and we only get paid once we recover compensation for you. 

Our Queens personal injury lawyers can fight to get you compensation for pain and suffering, medical bills, lost wages, lost future earnings, and other damages related to your accident. Learn more about how we can help protect your rights to compensation by calling 800-247-8164 for a FREE case evaluation or use our convenient and easy-to-use contact us box available here.

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