Road Traffic Accidents

Every year millions of people die all over the world due to road traffic accidents. Following proper road safety procedures can minimize these deaths. Wearing a seat belt, helmets, avoiding alcohol before a drive or ride, preventing the use of mobile phones, following proper traffic rules, driving with cautious speed, avoiding rash driving, etc., are all some of the preventive measures. Road safety awareness, strict penalties, building proper roads, and timely repair play a significant role in reducing road traffic accidents.

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I had an accident few months ago and I have not treated my fractured jaw. Is it too late for treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I had an accident, and I fell from my scooter two months ago. After first aid, the doctor prescribed painkillers and antibiotics. A few days later, I also met an ENT surgeon, and he concluded after an X-ray that there was no fracture to be seen. Later after 20 days, I had pain in my upper...  Read Full »

Dr. Mohammad Emranul Islam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query, and I can understand your concern. The OPG (orthopantomogram) reveals a fracture on the right angle region involving the impacted wisdom tooth. The clinical picture shows that you have an improper and abnormal bite (attachments removed to protect t...  Read Full »

What is the best treatment to remove accident scars on the face?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a hypertrophic scar on the left side of my face due to a road traffic accident from five years ago. I had undergone a scar revision surgery four years back but, no improvement was seen. So, I had a Z-plasty surgery two years back with a 40 % improvement. But, it is still visib...  Read Full »

Dr. Vikram Kumar Raja

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You can try fractional RF (radio-frequency) or laser resurfacing for further improvement. But do not expect complete removal of the scar. A scar once formed will remain forever. You cannot remove it completely. It can only be made less conspicuous at a visible d...  Read Full »

I find walking difficult after my right knee joint got injured in a bike accident. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a bike accident about three months ago. In the accident, I got injured and underwent an MRI of the right knee joint. The report suggests the following: Bony contusion involving tibial plateau and medial femoral condyle. Partial tear of PCL. Minimal joint effusion. I am havin...  Read Full »

Dr. Pawar Satyajit Jalinder

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The important component of your injury is PCL (posterior cruciate ligament) tear. I would like to know a few points: How is your pain currently? Are you able to bear weight? What is the degree of PCL tear as per the report? I suggest passive mobilization and we...  Read Full »

Can you please tell me if my MRI reports suggest permanent damage to my arm?

Query: Hello doctor, I had an injury in an automobile accident. Please address if this is a permanent injury. I have an MRI and medical examination. Since the accident, I can no longer sleep on the left side or use the left arm under normal conditions without pain.  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through all the six attachments including the MRI report (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The MRI showed the presence of a partial thickness tear high-grade or tendonitis. This normally results in a painful elevation of the shoulder above...  Read Full »

Do I need to worry about the headache I still have three weeks after sustaining a concussion?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I am currently taking Protonix for GERD caused by a low-functioning gallbladder that needs surgery for removal. However, three weeks ago, I had sustained a concussion. This is my second concussion. My first one came two years ago when I had a small brain hemorrh...  Read Full »

Dr. Eris Ranxha

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry for the accident and the health problem you are suffering from. In my opinion, your health situation is due to the earlier accident, and it is called post-traumatic disorder, which is fully treatable. Just because earlier you suffered a brain hemorrhage afte...  Read Full »

Kindly go through the MRI report of my father-in-law taken after the accident and suggest.

Query: Hello doctor,My father-in-law had a motorcycle accident two days ago and has injuries all over his body. He had his CT done today. I am attaching his report with this query. Kindly help me interpret it.  Read Full »

Dr. Hitesh Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen your reports (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The MRI brain report of your father-in-law is suggestive of a soft tissue injury on the right side of the head. But, there is no evidence of injury or bleeding inside the brain. I would like t...  Read Full »

What could be the possible cause of bleeding from the mouth after a road traffic accident?

Query: Hello doctor, My brother-in-law met with a motorcycle accident. He did not wear a helmet. He complains of backache, chest pain, difficulty in breathing, and bleeding from the mouth. I have attached his x-ray. Kindly help me know if I can transfer him to a private hospital now. Thanks.  Read Full »

Dr. Basuki Nath Bhagat

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am very sorry for the injury sustained to your brother-in-law. How is he now? What about his vitals, heart rate, blood pressure, respiratory rate, GCS score (Glasgow coma scale)? The history and symptoms you have mentioned need hospital admission, doctor ...  Read Full »

Will highway MVA cause an increase in neutrophils and immature granulocytes in blood?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a CBC with results after a highway speed MVA showing high neutrophil (8.03 k/uL and 77.5%) and high immature Grans Abs (0.06 k/uL and 0.6%). Everything else fell within the normal range. Everything I am reading online is scaring the crap out of me. I am under Trazodone, Fluoxetine,...  Read Full »

Dr. Mubashir Razzaq Khan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through all of your data. Although your results are out of reference ranges, they are not out of clinical ranges. Clinical range means all of your differential diagnosis seems normal. Neutrophils are increased in stress, acute infections, inflammations, steroid u...  Read Full »

After falling from my bicycle, I got a rash on my skin. How to take care of it?

Query: Hi doctor, I fell from my bicycle on a downhill and got a skin rash. I heard that it is best to let it in the air out unless it oozes fluid. What is your suggestion?  Read Full »

Dr. Dilip Kumar Meena

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Yes, it is better to avoid using bandages on it as of now. But looking at the abrasion, (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it would be better if you put some topical antibiotics regularly twice a day, after cleaning with nor...  Read Full »

Is nasal bone or septal fracture without any pain of serious concern?

Query: Hi doctor, My sister-in-law fell from the bike and got injured. After consulting a small clinic, they asked us to take a CT scan, and it is mentioned as nasal bone fracture and nasal septal fracture in the CT scan report. Can you please advise if medical attention is required or cure itself as ther...  Read Full »

Dr. Bhadragiri Vageesh Padiyar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I want to ask few questions to get more details of your query. Is there is any obvious external nasal deformity post-trauma? If the answer is yes, and if there is a gross nasal deformity, it will require proper surgical correction only for cosmeti...  Read Full »

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