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What are fracture injuries?

Fracture injuries happen when a bone breaks as a result of an impact from a car accident or slip and fall. There are many different types of fractures such as a stable fracture, compound fracture or even a hairline fracture.  People who suffer from weak bones or even other diseases are at higher risks of breaking a bone or sustaining a fracture if an injury occurs.

What are the symptoms of a fracture?

There are some ways of identifying a fracture.  If you have pain in the area affected that is getting worse, swelling, bruising, are unable to put weight on the bone or have started losing function, you may have suffered a fracture or bone break.

Did you know…

The easiest bone to break in your body is the clavicle (collar bone).  If a fracture or break is left untreated you are at a higher risk of breaking the entire bone not just a portion of it.  When broken bones heal, the damaged surface will knot together to form new bone which can sometimes make it stronger, this is why it is important to get the proper diagnosis and treatment when you have an injury that may cause damage to the bone.

What should you do next?

Our bones naturally heal themselves but require traditional medicine to help in the healing process.  Go see your doctor, to a walk-in clinic or a local hospital so a proper examination takes place and specific imaging such as X-Rays and MRIs are done to identify the location of the bone break or fracture.

You don’t need to live with the symptoms of a fracture. If you were recently in a car accident or any type of slip and fall, contact us for a free consultation and we can let you know how our experienced team of lawyers and specialized clinics and doctors can assist in your recovery.

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