Neurosurgeon Versus Orthopedist – Which Is Right For Your Spine Surgery: A Virginia Beach, Virginia Injury Lawyer Reports
There are some surgical procedures in which either a neurosurgeon or an orthopedic surgeon would be fine. For some procedures to joints, such as the shoulder or knee, an orthopedic doctor alone would normally do the procedure. In some spinal surgery situations involving the back or neck, orthopedic doctors team up with neurosurgeons to make sure that the operation goes as smoothly as possible and that no unnecessary complications arise as far as the nerves in the person’s spine. The question should be addressed anytime you are undergoing a major operation on your spine to correct a broken vertebra or a ruptured disc. What kind of specialists are going to be involved? Is this the kind of procedure that is normally done by an orthopedist alone or in conjunction with a neurological surgeon?
I have been practicing personal injury law in the Virginia Beach and Norfolk area for over 20 years. Anytime any of my clients go under the knife I say a prayer for them and hope that their outcome will be as good as hoped for by them and their doctors. I have seen clients who went in for what was expected to be routine surgery who ended up having serious complications and even have known people who have died as a result of surgery. For this reason, you want to make sure that if you or your loved one is going in for a major spine surgery that you have the right team of specialists in place.
See the article about spinal injuries on our Virginia Beach Car Accident Lawyers’ website.
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