Knee Ligament Damage in a Femur Fracture
The femur is the bone that makes up the top of the leg. It is one of the thickest bones in the body and is difficult to fracture. Unfortunately, this also means that when the femur does fracture, it is often due to tremendous force. Based on statistics by eMedecine regarding femur fractures:
- Between 10 and 20 out of every 100,000 people will suffer a fracture of the femur every year.
- About a quarter of a million proximal femur fractures take place each year.
- The number of individuals who suffer a femur fracture is expected to increase by 100 percent by 2050.
- Femur fractures are most common in elderly individuals over the age of 65.
These numbers show that many people suffer a fracture of the femur every year. Unfortunately, a broken leg can be associated with knee injuries.
Symptoms of a Femur Fracture
Some of the most common ways that individuals suffer a femur fracture include car accidents and fall injuries. Even though people might hear an audible “snap,” some of the symptoms of a femur fracture include:
- A palpable bulge underneath the surface of the skin
- Intense pain in the leg
- Bruising of the thigh
- Pain that gets worse when walking
- A loss in the range of motion of the leg
The symptoms will vary from person to person because the severity of the fracture differs. Sometimes, individuals might suffer both a knee injury and a femur fracture at the same time.
Possible Ligament Damage in the Knee
The femur attaches to both the hip and the knee. As a result, injuries to the femur are often associated with ligament damage in the knee. If someone breaks his or her leg in a twisting manner, this also places stress on the knee ligaments. Therefore, some of the ligaments in the knee that could be damaged with a femur fracture include the:
Individuals who have swelling of the knee could have a torn ligament. These are often identified on MRI.
Watch YouTube Video: How to Know if You Have a Serious Knee Injury. In this following video, Dr. David Geier provides four symptoms of a serious knee injury that could require surgery.
Contacting an Injury Lawyer
Suffering injuries in multiple places, such as the femur and the knee, only makes the healing process that much harder. It can be difficult for families to focus on both the accident and the recovery. For assistance, it is essential to meet with a Sacramento femur fracture lawyer. An injury attorney could help with:
- Working with professionals in the field of accident reconstruction to ensure that the mechanism of the accident listed in the official record is appropriate.
- Assisting families assess all of the options and make appropriate decisions.
- Helping families receive the maximum payout possible for their benefits.
- Transitioning a case to the courtroom when needed.
Reach out to a Sacramento femur fracture lawyer today. Your family could be deserving of a significant financial payout.
Femur Fracture Lawyers in Sacramento
I’m Ed Smith, a femur fracture lawyer in Sacramento. The femur and the knee are closely related, and injuries can coincide. If you or a family member has suffered damages to both the femur and the knee simultaneously, please contact me at (916) 921-6400 or toll-free (800) 404-5400 for free, friendly legal advice.
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