I am currently handling a very interesting case dealing with a hip replacement surgery. My client was involved in a moderate three car accident. His knee jammed into the dashboard which caused the ball of the hip bone to ram into the hip socket.
As the weeks and months passed by after the accident, my client noticed his hip was getting worse and worse. Soon, he was issued a handicap placard for his vehicle and was walking with the assistance of a cane. None of his doctors could figure out what was going on, and he unfortunately endured multiple pain injections, none of which helped him in the long term. It was extraordinarily frustrating for him. He couldn’t even walk with his family without stopping frequently to sit down. It was very painful.
Finally, an orthopedic surgeon took another x-ray and found that his ball and socket were basically bone-on-bone at this point. The doctor explained that when the ball was forced against the socket during the accident, the cartilage was compromised. As a result, the cartilage was obliterated over time, leading to the bone-on-bone condition that was causing the client so much pain. As a result of the car accident, he ended up needing full hip replacement surgery.