Fractures and Broken Bones

Fractures or broken bones are one of the most common injuries sustained during an accident. While the human body is made to do amazing things, it is not made to sustain large amounts of force or pressure. When large amounts of pressure are applied it can lead to a variety of debilitating injuries.

Types of Bone Fractures

The severity and type of bone injury depend on the force that was exerted during the accident. For example, if the force during a car crash was much greater than what the bone could stand, the bone may shatter. Almost any bone in the body can be broken during an accident. Some of the most common types of injuries are:

  • Transverse fractures- the fracture line is horizontal across the bone
  • Stable fractures- the broken ends of the bone line up
  • Oblique fractures- the broken bone has an angled pattern
  • Comminuted fractures- the bone shatters into three or more pieces
  • Open compound fractures- the bone pierces the skin or an external object pierces the skin and fractures the bone

Fractured or broken bones can be painful and difficult to recover from. There are several types of treatment available depending on the location and type of injury. Some of the available options may be surgery, physical therapy, a cast, installing hardware (such as a metal rod or screw), or other stabilizing features. Oftentimes, victims are given pain medication to help manage their symptoms.

Causes of Fractures

While broken bones may frequently be caused by car accidents, they can also be caused by a variety of injuries such as:

If you or someone you love has been suffered a fractured or broken bone due to someone else’s negligence, call Powers Taylor today. Our experienced attorneys will evaluate your potential case and help you decide the best course of action. Call today for a free consultation.