Meet Our SurgeonLonnie D. Davis, MD

  • Dr. Davis is like no other...his compassion and kindness is superior! Easy to talk to, explains everything, open to all questions and takes time with you.

    Bonnie - Fairfax VA

  • He did an excellent job on my surgery and follow up. All was as expected. He answers questions thoroughly but does not waste patient time.

    Irene - Reston VA

  • Given the extent of my injury and accident, Dr. Davis did a miraculous job getting me back to normal. He always kept me informed of what to keep an eye on, and how to address certain aspects of my new life adjusting to this injury.

    Jake - Reston VA

  • He was very knowledgeable and excellent at translating what the issue with my knee was from medical terminology into layman's terms. He was extremely thorough and with this being my third opinion on my knee, I immediately decided I would continue through the surgery process with Dr. Davis.

    Eva - Washington DC

  • He is fantastic! Very kind. Smart. Answered my questions. I know nothing. And he was so patient. Treated my son with wonderful kindness and dignity. Dr. Davis is a good man. Glad to have met him! Will definitely go to his office in the future if we have a need for it.

    Jodi - Reston VA

  • It was my first appointment with Dr. Davis and he impressed me with his concern for my wellbeing. He is extremely thorough, spends plenty of time with you and has an excellent bedside manner. I would recommend him to anyone with a sports related injury.

    Lauren - Alexandria VA

  • I'm pretty active and have seen Dr. Lonnie Davis for a number of sports-related injuries for the past few years. I've seen him for a torn ACL, stress fracture in the foot, rock-climbing hand and ankle injuries, etc. I was really impressed with how well my ACL surgery, care and recovery went. He's been great at diagnosing the problems and getting me back to sports.

    Jennie - Annandale VA

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Auto Accident Injuries

Auto accidents can cause painful injuries that range from minor scrapes and cuts to severe injuries of the spine or head, as well as damage to bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments. 

Types of Auto Accident Injuries

The various types of injuries include the following:

Scrapes and Cuts

Scrapes and cuts are usually minor and heal with time. Sometimes deeper cuts may need stitches to prevent bleeding and infection.

Broken Bones

Broken bones cause pain, swelling, numbness, and bruising of the injured area. In severe cases, the broken bone can protrude through the skin, causing heavy bleeding at the site of injury.

Whiplash

Whiplash is a soft tissue injury to the neck, usually caused by a sudden forceful jerk commonly occurring because of an automobile accident. Headache may develop immediately or after a short period of time after the injury. Sometimes, whiplash may also be referred to as neck strain, neck sprain or hyperextension injury.

Head Injuries

Head trauma can cause injury to the scalp, skull or brain and is classified as follows:  

  • Closed Head Injury: An injury to the head where the skull remains intact, but there is bruising or swelling of the brain.
  • Open Head Injury: A head injury that causes the skull to fracture and puncture the brain, causing bleeding. 
  • Concussion: A head injury that causes the brain to shake and forcefully strike against the skull. It can happen when the head is struck or shaken violently and can produce a headache or temporary loss of consciousness.
  • Scalp Injuries: Injuries to the tissues of the scalp, producing a bump, bruise or significant bleeding.

Spine Trauma

Spine trauma can cause damage to the vertebrae, the discs between the vertebrae, the spinal nerves or the ligaments of the spinal cord. You may experience changes in sensation, strength, and other body functions.

Knee Fracture

Knee fractures may lead to joint instability and loss of motion. They can damage the surrounding soft tissues including skin, muscle, nerves, blood vessels, and ligaments.

Broken Ribs

Auto accidents can cause the breakage of one or more ribs. The sharp ends of a broken rib can sever blood vessels or puncture nearby organs such as the lungs, liver, kidney, and spleen causing serious injury.

Clavicle Fracture

A direct blow over the shoulder during a motor vehicle accident may cause the clavicle, or collarbone, to break. This will cause difficulty in lifting your arm due to pain, swelling and bruising over the bone.

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Auto accidents can cause an anxiety disorder called post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). This can be manifested as episodes of low self-esteem, unpleasant emotions, flashbacks, and insomnia.

Treatment  

First Aid

  • You should call 911 in all cases of serious injuries. While waiting for medical help you can take the following actions:
  • Stop bleeding by applying pressure on the wound with a sterile bandage or clean cloth.
  • Apply ice packs to the area to limit pain and swelling (if available). 
  • Provide first aid treatment for a shock if you see symptoms such as weakness, dizziness, pale skin or increased heart rate.
  • Immobilize the injured area with splints.

Non-surgical Treatment

Your doctor will prescribe pain medications as needed. Mobilization, stretching and strengthening exercises will be encouraged to improve your balance and agility.

Surgery

More severe cases will need to be treated by surgery followed by a period of rehabilitation.

Claims Related to the Injury

Most accidents are unintentional but some may be the result of violations of traffic rules or a driver who was under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In such cases, you may need the help of a personal injury lawyer to claim for damages. It is important to document your injuries well and to keep all receipts for money spent on medical care relating to the injuries.

Useful Links

  • The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • Medical Society of Virginia
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
  • mid atlantic shoulder elbow society
  • mclean high school
  • STOP Sports Injuries