An acute injury is an injury that occurred recently as a result of a traumatic event. Acute injuries in orthopedics include:
Other acute injuries, not generally seen in orthopedics, include:
- Electrical shocks
Acute Injury Treatment
Most acute orthopedic injuries respond to to R.I.C.E. treatment
. This treatment represents:
Acute injuries should be evaluated by a medical professional before beginning any treatment.
In contrast, a chronic injury is the result of overuse or a long-standing condition. Chronic injuries seen in orthopedics include: