The personal injury attorneys at Day & Nance represent people who have suffered broken bones or fracture injuries as a result of the negligence of others. A common type of injury resulting from accidents is a broken bone or fracture injury. There are a number of different types of fracture injuries. Fractures can be caused by tripping and falling, landing awkwardly after a jump, walking or running on uneven surfaces, a sudden impact such as a car crash or rolling the ankle. Common types of fractures include:
- Stable fracture. Broken ends of the bone line up and are barely out of place.
- Open, compound fracture. The skin may be pierced by the bone or by a blow that breaks the skin at the time of the fracture.
- Transverse fracture. This type of fracture has a horizontal fracture line.
- Oblique fracture. A fracture that has an angled pattern.
- Comminuted fracture. The bone shatters into two or more pieces.
The most common causes of fractures are trauma, osteoporosis and overuse. The symptoms that may accompany a fracture are swelling and tenderness around the injury, bruising or deformity. Fractures are treated by resting the fracture site in the case of a stable fracture or surgery when dealing with a comminuted fracture. The fracture can be immobilized by casting or with a functional cast or brace. Traction is also used to align a bone or bones by a gentle steady pulling action. External fixation with pins and screws is often used when dealing with comminuted fractures or other types of complete fractures.
Fracture injuries can be extremely debilitating and life alternating. If you or a loved one has experienced a fracture injury as a result of the negligence of someone else, give the fracture injury lawyers at Day & Nance a call at 800-906-9138 or 702-309-3333 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a FREE CONSULTATION to discuss your rights and legal options. The Las Vegas fracture injury attorneys at Day & Nance do not charge a fee unless you recover. You do not owe us anything unless you recover.