Medial Condyle Fracture in a Child

Medial Condyle Fracture in a Child

Medial Condyle Fracture in a Child

I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. Kids will be kids. They are active and like to rough-house with their siblings or friends. While it is not unusual for children to collect some bumps and bruises on their way to adulthood, some injuries are more severe than others. Children are still growing and developing. This means that their bones are growing as well. Injuries to these bones can cause a child to have some form of abnormal growth, inhibiting their quality of life.

According to some statistics from Akron Children’s Hospital:

  • Over 5,000 children visit a hospital for a bone fracture per year. This equates to nearly 500 fractures per month.
  • Children reported the most pain with a femur fracture.
  • The most common causes of fractures were due to slip and fall injuries from monkey bars, trampolines, and sports.
  • Fractures occur at a rate of 2:1 for boys versus girls.

A Case Report: Medial Condyle Fracture in a Child

A recent case report was published by a group of medical professionals discussing a bone fracture of the medial condyle in a child. This is a type of femur fracture. This case was published because the bone fracture was initially missed by multiple trained professionals. Somehow, the bone fracture was not seen on numerous imaging scans, leading to an injury that lasted more than six months. This is important because it had negative impacts on the child’s growth and development. After six months, the bone fracture was finally detected and repaired in an operating room. Fortunately, with physical therapy, the child made a full recovery.

Help from a Lawyer

If an injury is missed, it can have a damaging effect on a child’s growth and quality of life. It can also lead to a prolonged hospital stay and expensive hospital bills. Furthermore, this can place a family under additional stress as they try to figure out how to balance work, errands, and other children in the household. For help with tough situations, it might be a good idea to meet with a personal injury lawyer in Sacramento. A lawyer can help with many unanswered questions that families may have.

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I’m Ed Smith, a Personal Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. If one of your children has sustained a severe injury, please give me a call. I can be reached at (916) 921-6400 or (800) 404-5400. I am happy to share friendly, free legal advice.

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