Broken bone or bone fracture is a break or a crack in a bone, a result of a force, that is stronger than the bone can withstand, that is exerted against it. Bone fracture are most common on the hips, arms and legs; however, there are also instances when someone suffers a fracture on his/her skull or ribs.
Aside from causing pain, deformity and inability to use the affected limb, bruising and swelling, a bone fracture can also cause stunted growth of the bone, injuries to organs, tissues and other structures surrounding the injured bone, blood loss and other complications.
The most common causes of bone fracture include traumatic sporting accidents, vehicle accidents and falls. Osteoporosis and certain types of cancer, which cause the bones to fracture easily also present related risks, as these can make fall accident end up with serious results.
Among the different types of motor vehicle accidents, bone fracture is most common and usually most serious in motorcycle crashes. This is due to the lack of body protection, except the helmet,which will cushion a motorcyclist’s body from any force of impact.
The type of treatment a bone fracture will require depends on how serious it is. While some cases will require only a plaster cast or the surgical insertion of plates or metal rods which that hold the bone pieces together, others are more severe and complicated that these will require surgery and surgical traction.
Broken bones may be reset and scarred tissues, corrected. However, these can still mean injuries that may cause long-term issues with mobility and chronic pain which will require continuous medical treatment.
The Milwaukee personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® know well enough how bone fractures and scars can permanently affect a person’s live. This is why it is important to determine if the accident that resulted to this painful and life-altering injury was due to someone else’s careless or negligent acts, as this may enable the victim to pursue compensation which will allow him/her to get the medical treatment that may help him/her recover.Read More