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Jones Fracture Complications

Most people depend on their cars every day to get them where they need to go. This includes traveling to school, work, and running simple errands around town. When people get behind the wheel of a car, they often take it for granted that they are going to arrive at their destination safely. While this might be true the vast majority of the time, it only takes one car accident to change someone’s life forever. Unfortunately, motor vehicle collisions are more common than people realize. Some statistics recently published by the Association for Safe International Road Travel include:

Rupture of the Sternum and Associated Injuries

Car accidents happen every day resulting in major injuries or even death. For this reason, everyone should take steps to prevent car accidents from occurring. Based on information that has been published by the Insurance Information Institute (III):

Accident Victims Can’t Be Forced to Use Their Own Health Insurance

Do accident victims have the right to choose their own medical provider after an accident? Can the defendant demand that accident victims stay within their insurance network because it might cost more if they don’t? In May 2018, a California appellate court ruled that an injured person could not be forced to use their own insurance if they wanted to use a provider outside their plan. In short, the court ruled that the party who committed a civil wrong (caused an accident) cannot force accident victims (the plaintiffs) to choose a medical provider that would save the defendant money. The choice of medical provider, the court ruled, was the plaintiff’s.

A Serious Complication of a TBI: Locked-In Syndrome

People can sustain many different injuries in an accident, and one of the most serious of these is a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury occurs when someone sustains a direct impact to the skull. This leads to damage to the brain tissue inside the skull. Depending on the location of the injury inside of the skull, different symptoms can show up. According to some of the statistics that have been published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

Talus Dislocation

Whenever someone makes the decision to get inside of a motor vehicle, safety always needs to come first. This means maintaining the car properly, making sure that everyone buckles their seatbelts and obey the rules of the road. Following these precautions can reduce the risk of being involved in a serious motor vehicle accident. Unfortunately, car accidents still happen on a regular basis. Some of the statistics regarding car accidents that have been published by the International Institute for Highway Safety have shown that:

Spinal Nerve Root Avulsion

Every day, people are seriously injured or killed in car accidents. Some of these car accidents are no more than minor fender benders. Others can result in multi-car pileups on the interstate. Regardless of the severity of the car accident, serious injuries can always occur. Some of the statistics regarding car accidents that have been published by Driver Knowledge include:

Dual Fracture of the Tibia and Fibula

Car accidents are always on the news, and it seems like they cause serious traffic jams that impact people’s morning commutes on a regular basis. While many people think of car accidents as a minor annoyance, these can actually lead to substantial injuries. According to information that has been published by the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA):

Sacramento Pedestrian Injured Near Stockton Boulevard

A Sacramento pedestrian was reported as being injured when he was struck by a vehicle along Walter Avenue near the intersection with Stockton Boulevard on November 29 shortly after 9:30 in the morning. The Sacramento Fire Department arrived at the scene to assess the pedestrian’s injuries, and he was transported to the UC Davis Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP). The hospital reported that the male patient had suffered injuries consistent with a traffic collision. No information has yet been released on the identity of the man who was struck or his condition.

Physical Therapy for a Femur Fracture

One of the thickest bones in the body, the femur requires a tremendous amount of force to break. The complications that may occur following a femur fracture could make it challenging for someone to return to work or school. Some of the noteable statistics regarding femur fractures that have been published by Medscape include:

December 2018 Sacramento Community Event Calendar

December is one of the more notable months of the year, as it contains one of the most widely popular holidays in America: Christmas. The season of Christmas brings out joy, festivity, and jolly community spirit in Sacramento. While Sacramento residents are not anticipating a white Christmas, there are still many things about the holiday season that bring cheer to all those around. Sacramento is bursting with community activities this December, and it would be a shame to not take advantage of the abundant opportunities presented. Below I have listed a handful of upcoming events in Sacramento.