Limb fractures

Limb fractures can impair a person’s everyday functions due to difficulties with mobility. These can result from motor vehicle collisions, contact sports injuries, or even a harsh fall down some stairs. In any case, you can recover the costs for your damages with an insurance claim if someone else caused your injury. If you or a loved one has fractured a limb from an accident, contact Agruss Law Firm, LLC for a free consultation so we can help you recover from this experience and get fairly compensated.

Limb fractures can include fractures of any bone in the leg, ankle, foot, arm, wrist, or hands. Essentially, a limb fracture occurs in the extremities. These fractures can cause a great deal of pain at the time of the accident, and a great deal of hardship in the following weeks or even months as you recover. There are several primary types of limb fractures that a person may experience:

  • Greenstick fracture - This occurs when the bone is not completely separated, but rather cracked.
  • Transverse fracture - This fracture consists of a single break in the form of a line that runs perpendicular to the bone. There may be displacement.
  • Spiral fracture - These fractures resemble a spiral break going around the bone. This is commonly seen in twisting injuries, such as if you twist your arm.
  • Oblique fracture - This occurs when there is a diagonal and complete (the bone is in two pieces) break across the bone.
  • Comminuted fracture - This occurs when a force is strong enough to shatter the bone into three or more pieces.

Any type of limb fracture’s symptoms and treatment will depend on its severity and location. For instance, a comminuted fracture in the ankle may impair a person’s life more and require more intensive treatment when compared to a greenstick fracture in a right-handed person’s left finger. Many mild fractures can heal on their own with rest and the appropriate at-home treatment advice as prescribed by the doctor. The bone can fuse back together naturally when the break is not too severe or complicated. Other fractures may need a cast, brace, or splint to keep the bone immobilized so that the healing occurs naturally, but in a controlled environment keeping them in their normal configuration.

However, a more severe fracture may require surgery to clean out the area, repair any possibly pierced skin, and replace the bone to its normal arrangement. Or, for long bones, pins may need to be inserted above and below the fracture to secure the bone in place. It is important to keep in mind to be gentle as any fracture is healing or removed from a cast, as the bone callus that forms in the self-healing process is fragile. It should still be handled extremely carefully.

Seeking proper treatment is essential to recovery. Without proper treatment, the bones could poorly align on their own and form an abnormal arrangement in the body, causing even more problems. Or, if you experienced an open fracture, where the bone pierced through the skin, you could be vulnerable to infection. This is because your tissue and bone were in contact with the environment. It is always best to seek treatment after an accident to be on the safe side and get any injuries treated right away.

If another person caused your injuries, you can file a claim against them for monetary damages. Medical care for a bone fracture is not cheap, and it certainly is not cheap when it involves surgery or potential complications that you may have had to deal with. With our help, we can help you recover the costs of your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages that resulted from another person’s actions.

Helping our clients is about counseling, advocating, and ultimately solving problems. With years of experience successfully representing the people, not the powerful, we will take care of the insurance adjusters, your medical bills, your property damage, and your lost wages, and monitor your treatment so you can focus on healing and getting your life back to normal. Our unique formula has earned us over 1,000 outstanding client reviews on our website, an A+ BBB rating, and over 135 five-star reviews on Google. Call 888-572-0176, e-mail us at [email protected] or schedule a meeting with us here. We’re here 24/7.

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