Automobile Injuries

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Car accidents can lead to severe injuries, including whiplash, fractures, and ligament tears. Board-certified orthopedic surgeon Aleksandr Khaimov, DO, offers both conservative and surgical treatments for automobile injuries at Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, P.C. in Forest Hills, New York. If you experience musculoskeletal pain after a car accident, don't hesitate to call or book an appointment online promptly.

Automobile Injuries Q&A

What are common automobile injuries?

Motor vehicle collisions can result in a broad spectrum of issues, ranging from broken bones to traumatic brain injuries. At Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, P.C., Dr. Khaimov specializes in treating all types of orthopedic conditions caused by automobile accidents, including:


Fractures, or broken bones, are prevalent injuries in car accidents. Any bone in your body, including arms, legs, hips, and shoulders, can fracture during a car crash.


Whiplash is a neck injury occurring when the head moves rapidly back and forth, resembling a cracking whip. Rear-end automobile collisions are a significant cause of whiplash.

Knee trauma

The sudden impact of car accidents can force knees to hit the dashboard, potentially causing injuries to ligaments, cartilage, and the kneecap.

How do I know if I have whiplash?

Symptoms of whiplash typically develop within 24 hours after the accident, but not always. Common whiplash symptoms include:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Restricted motion in the neck
  • Pain in the shoulders, upper back, or arms
  • Headaches, fatigue, or dizziness
  • Numbness or tingling in the arms

If you've been in a car accident and notice whiplash symptoms, it's crucial to contact Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, P.C. promptly. Delayed action may lead to worsening conditions and potential further tissue damage.

How are automobile injuries diagnosed and treated?

Dr. Khaimov starts by having you describe your symptoms and the accident details. He conducts a comprehensive orthopedic evaluation and may use tests like X-rays to diagnose your injuries.

Afterward, Dr. Khaimov develops a personalized treatment plan based on your specific condition. Treatment may include:

  • Physical therapy
  • Fracture care
  • Pain-relieving medications
  • Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE)
  • Therapeutic injections, such as corticosteroids

Dr. Khaimov prioritizes conservative treatments, exploring surgery only if necessary. Dr. Khaimov also performs computer-navigated reconstructive surgeries at Wyckoff Hospital and Northwell LIJ Forest Hills Hospital. If your pain persists despite treatment, surgery may be recommended.

For expert diagnosis and treatment of automobile injuries, contact Quality Orthopedics and Complete Joint Care, or conveniently book an appointment online today.

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