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Vehicle Accidents Can Lead to Serious Femur Fractures


June 12, 2018

Your femur bones are the biggest and strongest bones in your body. It takes a large amount of force to break these bones, but severe car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other vehicle accidents can often cause femur breaks and fractures in victims. 

Symptoms of a femur fracture will include:

  • Intense pain in the leg
  • Hearing or feeling a pop or snap in the leg
  • Bleeding internally or bruising 
  • Inability to walk or move the leg
  • Spasms in the thigh muscles
  • Swelling of the leg
  • Numbness near the site of the fracture

Certain people are most at risk for femur breaks and fractures, including people over the age of 65, young children, people with metabolic bone disease or cancer, people with osteoporosis, and people who participate in extreme sports. In addition, people who engage in reckless driving, speeding, and driving under the influence, especially without wearing a seat belt, are prone to femur injuries during vehicle accidents. 

Treatment for femur fractures will involve surgery to place rods and screws that stabilize the bone. Healing time is quite long, even when the fracture is properly and timely treated. Some patients will never achieve full healing because of the fracture type and the treatment they received. After adequate healing, many patients struggle with pain and mobility issues because fractures and breaks of the femur often cause shortening of the leg. Some patients will also experience serious blood loss because of the injury.  

If you have been involved in a vehicle accident because of someone else’s negligence, and suffered a leg injury, including fracture of the femur, you should consult with one of our personal injury attorneys At Montlick and Associates. We offer high-quality representation to accident victims.

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