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Legal Opinions for Bone Fracture and Personal Injuries

Posted on Sep 23, 2015 in Personal Injury, Personal Injury FAQs, Slip and Fall, Spinal Injuries

Bone fractures can jeopardize normal life

Bones could break in accidents. It could be an auto accident or a slip & fall accident. And it requires the expertise of an orthopedic surgeon to repair and fix the broken bone in a surgery. Fractures and subsequent medical care may derail the normal life of the victim and the family. Call our bone fracture attorneys of New York for legal options and ways to claim the best compensation you deserve.

A simple bone fracture may turn into lifelong disability

A simple bone fracture may turn into a lifelong disability.

Different kinds of bone fractures

There are different kinds of bone fractures. They include:

  • Simple fracture – There is breakage of the bone, but the tissue damage is less. Usually the affected area swells and deformity sets in. Slightest movement could aggravate pain. The broken bone does not pierce the skin. Simple fractures may include:
  • Greenstick fracture – The bone bends but does not break. Children suffer this kind of fracture.
  • Transverse fracture – The bone breaks at right angle to its axis.
  • Oblique fracture – The bone breaks obliquely at an angle to its main axis.
  • Comminuted fracture – The breaks into several pieces.
  • Impacted fracture – One end of the broken bone forces itself into the other end under severe impact.
  • Pathological fracture – Usually caused by diseases and / or aging.
  • Spiral fracture – The bone breaks when a torsional force is applied to one end of a bone.
  • Compound fracture – Compound fracture occurs as a result of enormous force and pressure. The broken bone pushes out through the skin causing tissue damage around the area.

Treating a bone fracture

Surgeons examine the fracture through x-rays and immediate corrective measures are taken. Surgeons perform surgeries to manipulate the bones to bring them to their original position.

However, depending on the complexity of the case, surgeons may go into the affected area and use foreign objects such as pins, screws, metal plates to fix the bones. Surgeons use pins or wires to hold small bone fragments. These pins may be removed later after healing or may stay inside the body forever. Screws are strong and surgeons use them to fix the broken bones.

Screws may be temporary or permanent. Surgeons use metal plates to hold fractured bones in place, when the fracture involves weight-bearing bones. The metal plate does not allow the bone to swing or move from its place. Once the surgery is over, the affected part of the body is put in a cast or splint primarily to immobilize the bones. This process enables quick healing.

Call us now for a free consultation

The victim may recover financial loss owing to loss of wages, medical expenses and sufferings, by filing a lawsuit against the negligent third party. Our bone fracture attorneys of New York are experts in handling broken bones & fracture cases and can successfully guide you through legal recourse. Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff have law offices located in Astoria, Queens, New York City and two locations in Brooklyn. Call now at 212 697 9280 and speak with the best law firm in town.

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