What are fractures and what causes them?
Fractures are defined as a break in the continuity of the bone. Fractures can result from high force impact or stress or even trivial injuries that result when individuals are suffering from weakened bones.
Fractures often occur because of direct blows, twisting injuries or falls. The type of forces or trauma to the bone may determine what type of injury occurs. Some fractures occur without trauma because of weakened bones or osteoporosis. Fractures can be transverse (across the bone), oblique (at an angle), spiral or comminuted (in multiple pieces). A compound fracture typically breaks the skin.
There are a number of different kinds of fractures. A stress fracture occurs when the limb is overused. With repeated micro-trauma, the bone can become weakened. Stress fractures are often seen in the lower leg, the shin bone (tibia) and the foot. Tennis players, basketball players, and gymnasts are typically at risk for stress fractures. These fractures can take six to eight weeks to heal and the treatment is typically conservative: rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory medication.
Compression fractures often occur in the spine as a result of weakened bones. The fractures often occur in the back if it cannot withstand the force of gravity causing the bones to crumple.
Compensation for bone fractures in Las Vegas
Recovering from a bone fracture could call for expensive treatments. If caused by someone else, you may be able to receive compensation for your injuries. This is why you must speak with a Las Vegas fracture injury attorney about your options.
Day & Nance will work directly with you and your insurance provider to ensure you receive fair compensation. Our attorneys will also pursue damages from those who caused your fractured bone injury to the extent all your losses are covered in a settlement.