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Clavicle Fractures from Accidents

I’m Ed Smith, an Injury Lawyer in Sacramento. Fractures to the clavicle are among some of the most common injuries to the upper body sustained in car accidents. These fractures can happen fairly easily yet can have serious consequences. With a traumatic injury such as a clavicle fracture, there are a few things to know so that you can get help quickly following an accident.

Subtrochanteric fractures are fractures of the hip below the greater and lesser trochanters.  They are essentially fractures of the shaft of the femur up to 5 centimeters or less below the lesser trochanter.  They account for up to 30 percent of fractures of the hip and can occur at many different age levels.  This injury is already subjected to high forces from standing or walking on the leg.

The bone is highly compressed already, especially in the medial and posterior-medial parts of the femur.  The bone has few blood vessels in this area so it tends to heal more slowly with a higher risk of nonunion than with other parts of the femur.  There are several muscles which attach to this area that cause the fracture to deform when broken.  This includes the gluteus muscle, the short rotator muscles and the psoas muscle.

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Breaking a bone is always painful and includes inherent recovery time, but trimalleolar ankle fractures present special challenges – in this post we will look at who is at risk for trimalleolar ankle fractures and examine the treatment protocol.  An ankle can be fractured while participating in high impact sports, but they are just as commonly caused by simple falls.  The type of treatment recommended and the estimated length of recovery are both dependent on the type and severity of the fracture. A trimalleolar fracture is severe and will disable a person for an extended length of time. A formal physical therapy regimen is crucial to achieve the best recovery possible from such an injury.

Some facts regarding trimalleolar fractures:

car accidentHip fractures most often occur in front end impacts. There are several types of hip fractures. Some fractures near the femur bone and joints may affect the pelvis. Besides fractures, there can also be extensive bruising and/or dislocation of the hip joints.

Every hip fracture is painful. Treatment may be surgical or non-surgical.