A bone fracture, also known as a broken bone, is a common injury that can result from a variety of accidents, including car accidents, slip and falls, sports injuries, and workplace accidents. Bone fractures can range from minor hairline fractures to severe fractures that require surgery and extensive medical treatment.
At the Leonard Injury Firm, we understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that a bone fracture can take on you and your family. That’s why we’re dedicated to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries.
Common Types of Bone Fractures
Some of the most common types of bone fractures include:
- Hairline fracture: A small crack in the bone that may not be visible on an X-ray.
- Closed fracture: A fracture that does not break through the skin.
- Open fracture: A fracture that breaks through the skin, increasing the risk of infection.
- Greenstick fracture: A fracture that occurs in children, in which the bone bends and cracks but does not break completely.
- Comminuted fracture: A fracture that breaks the bone into multiple pieces.
- Compound fracture: Another term for an open fracture.
- Stress fracture: A fracture that occurs due to repetitive stress, such as in athletes or military personnel.
Treatment of Bone Fractures
The treatment of a bone fracture depends on the severity of the injury. Treatment options may include:
- Immobilization: The affected limb may be placed in a cast or splint to immobilize the bone and allow it to heal.
- Surgery: Severe fractures may require surgery to realign the bone and stabilize it with screws, plates, or pins.
- Pain management: Pain medication may be prescribed to manage pain and discomfort.
- Rehabilitation: Physical therapy may be recommended to help restore strength and mobility to the affected limb.
How We Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered a bone fracture due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, our experienced personal injury attorneys at the Leonard Injury Firm can help. We will investigate the cause of your accident, gather evidence, and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf to obtain the compensation you deserve for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you recover from your bone fracture injury.