Hip fractures and other bone fractures can be more than just a source of discomfort; they can have a substantial influence on a person’s life and even lead to death. Read on to learn more about one form of hip fracture – intracapsular hip fractures – and then call The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker if your fracture was caused by someone else’s negligence in a vehicle accident or other sort of accident.
Hip fractures come in a variety of forms
The hip is split into multiple segments, just as other bones in the body. Intertrochanteric, subtrochanteric, and intracapsular hip fractures are among the various forms of possible hip fractures. This last category has the potential to cause long-term problems.
Intracapsular hip fractures: identifying the signs and symptoms
An injury occurs at the neck of the femur, which is immediately behind the head of the femur, when an intracapsular hip fracture occurs. The capsulate, which stores the fluid that lubricates the hip to reduce discomfort and friction, may be affected. This is why the injury has the potential to be so catastrophic.
This sort of hip fracture might cause the following symptoms: muscles tugging on the femoral neck bone fragments cause legs to seem uneven in length and significant bruising surrounding the fracture site. The fact is that many people who sustain this injury don’t recognize they’ve shattered their hip; they just think they’ve been hurt. This is why this is such a potentially fatal injury.
The real danger with this injury is the loss of blood
Another reason this is a hazardous injury is that it can result in a significant loss of blood flow. A blood vessel tear in the region might occur if the femur bone’s neck is shattered. The femur, the capsule, and the remainder of the hip are supplied with oxygen and nutrients via these blood arteries. This is why, after a hip injury, doctors would usually evaluate the blood circulation to this portion of the body.
This is usually accomplished by looking at a number of photographs. An x-ray or an MRI may be necessary to examine the blood vessels. This informs the surgeon if the hip needs be surgically repaired.
Have you had a hip injury as a result of an accident?
If someone else caused the accident that resulted in your hip injury, you may be able to sue them and receive compensation for your losses. Contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker for a free legal consultation to learn the facts about your case and whether or not you have a case.