What you need to know about Fractures
Every May, the National Osteoporosis Foundation encourages people to pay attention to their bone health and prevention of Osteoporosis and how these fragile bones are affected by accidents. This article looks at some of those effects on accident victims with broken or fractured arms and legs that need treatment for fractures as soon a possible after an injury has occurred.
Bone fractures are common and can happen in a variety of ways. They range from the most minor (stress) to more severe situations, such as trauma or osteoporosis. Let’s take a closer look at some types:
Stress fracture is when someone's bones do not have enough calcium intake so over time they start breaking down due to excessive stress on them; this occurs during repetitive motions like running long distance. A compression fracture will occur if an individual suffers physical damage that causes their bone density to decrease significantly - usually happening because of age-related degeneration but also caused by certain diseases. And finally there is benign tumorous growth which may cause painless enlargement for people who are predisposed with specific conditions as such. To know more much about bone fractures, here is a comprehensive context for known fractures in field of law:
- Open Fracture: Open fractures are caused by a break in the skin over an area that is often larger than three centimeters. The bone protrudes through this broken skin, which may be contaminated and pose risks for infection or exposure to dirt and debris.
- Closed Fracture: A simple fracture is also called a "closed" fracture when there's no visible break on the surface where bone meets skin; these types are responsible for over 20% of all fractures seen in emergency departments.
- Partial Fracture: A partial fracture is a break in the bone that isn't fully through. This can cause some serious pain and problems with mobility, but it's not as bad as an open or closed fracture because there are no cuts on either side of the broken area.
- Stable Fracture: A complete fracture of the bone is a nasty injury that requires immediate attention. The person can not put much weight on their leg and will often have to use crutches or take time off work until they heal completely.
- Complete Fracture: A complete fracture is a type of break in the bone that separates it into two or more pieces. This can be quite painful and may require surgery depending on severity, but most are able to recover from this injury with time.
- Displaced Fracture: A displaced fracture is a break in the bone that requires surgery to repair. The broken ends of the bones are not touching, which can cause increased pain and complications with blood clotting.
Facts about fractures and broken bones
- On average, every person will experience two broken bones over the course of a lifetime.
- Vertebral or spinal fractures are the most common fractures occurring in 30-50% of people over the age of 50 and result in significantly increased morbidity and mortality.
- On rare occassions, there are cases of fractured bones on an occurrence of a car accident in a 1 out of 100 scale.
Types of Bone Fractures
In here, it is more specific and accurate on points and parts.
- Spiral Fracture - spiral fracture is a type of fracture that spirals around the bone. It usually occurs in long bones like the femur or tibia, but it can happen to any leg bone as well. This kind of injury may occur during sports, an attack on you by another person, or while involved in some sort of accident such as slipping and falling down stairs at home.
- Stress Fracture - Stress fractures are the hairline cracks in your bones that can be hard to spot. They usually happen because of repetitive motion, such as running or jumping on a trampoline for hours and you don't stop. Stress fractures come from overloading muscles with too much stress which causes them to break down at their weakest points - like how we all have trouble bending our pinky finger without using other fingers first.
- Oblique Fracture - An oblique fracture occurs when the break is diagonal across a bone. This kind of injury often happens in long bones, but it can also occur from falling or being injured by another person with force coming at an angle to your body.
- Segmental Fracture - A segmental fracture is a break in the bone that leaves one or more segments of floating, unconnected pieces. Segmental fractures usually occur at long bones like those found on your legs because their weight can cause them to be easily broken. They may take longer to heal and are prone to complications such as infection due to open wounds left from surgery.
- Avulsion Fracture - An avulsion fracture occurs when a fragment is pulled off the bone by ligaments or tendon. These types of fractures are more common in children than adults, and sometimes can cause growth plate fractures to occur due to forceful pulls from their young muscles.
- Transverse Fracture - A transverse fracture is a break in the bone that goes straight across it. These types of fractures happen as a result to falls or accidents, like car crashes.
- Greenstick Fracture - A greenstick fracture is a partial break in the bone that bends and doesn't result in two separate pieces. This type of injury occurs most often to children, because their bones are softer and more flexible due to growth spurts.
- Compression Fracture - A compression fracture is a break that causes the bone to be wide and flat. The type of fractures most often seen in people with osteoporosis, which can cause vertebrae to collapse if untreated.
- Impacted Fracture - An impacted fracture occurs when the broken ends of a bone are driven together by an injury, causing them to jam. The pieces often will not fit perfectly because they're mashed together with such force.
- Comminuted Fracture - A comminuted fracture is a break in the bone that occurs when there's been an impact to it, like what happens during high-impact trauma.
Have you been in a car accident and need an injury lawyer? Well, most of bone fractures are caused by these accidents which can be costly. After being involved in one of these crashes, it is important to file for an injury claim against the defendant so that your medical bills will not continue to pile up with no end in sight. Make sure they know who did this and make him responsible for your charges of the accident he/she caused.
The vast majority of breaks and cracks within bones occur as a result from automobile collisions or other accidental occurrences such as falls due to slipping on ice; hence we recommend filing for any necessary claims directly after recognizing the event occurred at fault through hiring legal counsel immediately following what should have been considered "coincidental" circumstances - regardless whether our client was actually injured during impact.
If you have recently suffered due to another’s negligence and live in the Cleveland area, a personal injury claim may be able to help recoup any loss incurred from your accident. The next step is finding the right lawyer who will represent you. Ryan LLP's team of car accident lawyers are here for people like yourself looking for legal representation because they believe that every case deserves an attorney with expertise on their side before it gets too late.