Getting You Back on Your Feet
After a Slip and Fall Accident
When you have a slip and fall accident, you need timely, high-quality medical care. Discover why Houston trusts Gibraltar to get them back on solid footing.
Seeking Medical Care After Your Injury
Each year, nearly one million Americans visit the emergency room due to a slip and fall. In some cases, injuries are minor. However, as your age increases, so does the risk. Roughly 20% to 30% of slip and fall cases result in serious injury.
“Slip and fall” typically refers to an accident that occurs on property other than your own and causes injury. These injuries can range from sprained ligaments and broken bones to spinal damage and even traumatic brain injury. It’s important to seek medical care as soon as your slip and fall occurs so that your injuries don’t progress. Seeking treatment can help you establish a timeline and document the full extent of the injuries sustained in your accident.
If you’ve had a slip and fall accident, Gibraltar is your rock. Our clinics across Houston metro and surrounding areas are staffed with the best doctors the metro has to offer. We know slip and fall care, and we put our experience to work for you. Your recovery is our top priority.
Houston’s Trusted Slip and Fall Doctors
Slip and fall injuries can vary greatly depending on the circumstance as well as your age. That’s why Gibraltar clinics feature multidisciplinary specialists who are ready to respond to your unique health needs. We’re experts at helping slip and fall victims identify and explain the full extent of their injuries, develop customized recovery plans, manage pain and beyond.
When the force exerted on a bone is more than it can withstand, that bone breaks. Our bones get weaker as we age, making breaks more likely in the event of a fall. However, broken bones can occur no matter your age, and they require medical attention. Whether you’ve broken a larger bones such as your hip, leg, or arm, trust Gibraltar to help you heal.
Sprained ankles and wrists
When you slip, it’s natural to extend your arm to prevent the fall. Your ankle can also move in an unnatural direction as a result of the accident. In either case, it’s important to seek medical care. Although sprains might seem minor, they can cause pain and permanent damage if not treated properly.
Like sprained wrists, shoulder dislocations can occur when your body responds to a fall. In some cases, a dislocated shoulder requires surgery. In other cases, it could require physical therapy and pain management. If you have suffered a dislocated shoulder, call us now to get the care you deserve.
Knees are a complex mix of ligament and bone. If you twist your knee during a slip and fall accident, it can hinder your ability to walk and move without pain. More serious knee damage could require surgery. Our multidisciplinary specialists are experienced in the latest knee trauma treatments, and we use our expertise to get you on the path to recovery.
Brain injuries might not be immediately evident after your accident. But left untreated, they can cause permanent damage. If you experience a headache, dizziness or nausea after your slip and fall, get medical care now.
Spine and nerve damage
Nerve damage can be temporary or lasting. Gibraltar’s physicians are ready to assess your injuries, determine their severity and work with our interdisciplinary team to get you the right treatment for your needs.
Gibraltar’s specialists work closely with patients to develop tailored pain management plans. We understand that no two people, injuries and pain tolerances are the same. Crafted in collaboration with your full care team, our integrated pain management roadmaps reflect your unique needs.
Start Your Accident Recovery Today
Contact us now to get the care you need for your auto accident, slip and fall or personal injury.
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