A hip replacement is a very serious and involved surgery that is due to extensive injuries to a person's hip. A hip replacement involves the end of the femur closest to the body (proximal) and the lower part of the pelvis (acetabulum). Victims of a New Mexico trucking accident who sustain serious injuries may need a hip replacement in catastrophic collisions. Learn more about hip replacements from 18 wheeler wrecks and how the experienced Albuquerque trucking accident lawyers at the Caruso Law Offices, P.C. can help you today.
Your body is comprised of an extensive matrix of nerves. These channels of nerves are message superhighways from your extremity to your brain. Signals such as feeling pressure, temperature, moisture, pain, and motor function are all relayed back and forth from whatever part on your body is sensing that to your brain. This is primarily done through your brain and spinal cord which are your central nervous system, and your peripheral nerves which brain out of your spinal cord and extend all the way to the tips of your fingers and toes. Our Albuquerque auto accident lawyer knows that one of the most important areas of nerves branching out of your spinal cord is your brachial plexus which controls the sensory and motor perception of your arm.
Any type of motor vehicle accident could cause significant injuries, especially motorcycle accidents or 18 wheeler wrecks. One of the most significant types of injuries from an auto accident is a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The CDC reports that there are almost 3 million emergency department visits, hospitalizations, or deaths due to TBIs. Unfortunately, this is also one of the most difficult types of injuries to detect, treat, and cure. The problem is that a brain injury does not always show up on an imaging study. A brain injury is not like a broken bone that an x-ray will normally detect, or a torn muscle that an MRI scan will reveal. Although it is true that some traumatic brain injuries are immediately visible, many brain injuries may take months to show up on an imaging test. Other brain injuries may never show up.