In this article, Accident Advice Helpline takes an in-depth look at the type of bone fracture known as a comminuted fracture.
What is a comminuted fracture?
There are many types of fracture and the different categories usually refer to how the bone has broken. A comminuted fracture belongs to the type of fracture known as a displaced fracture, where the bone has broken into 2 or more pieces whereby the ends do not line up. A comminuted fracture refers to when the bone is broken into many pieces and can be an extremely painful injury to sustain.
Causes of a comminuted fracture?
A comminuted fracture is an extremely serious injury and its causes can be attributed to a massive force acting on the bone, forcing it to shatter into several tiny fragments. The forces required to cause such a fracture are similar to those experienced in a road traffic accident.
How can a comminuted fracture be treated?
The most common way for a comminuted fracture to be treated is through surgery. Normally, extensive surgery will be required in order to pin the fragments of the bone back together, which have been displaced as the result of the fracture. Normally a plate with several screws will be affixed to the affected area. Recuperation from a comminuted fracture is a long, painful, and difficult process. That’s why at Accident Advice Helpline, we publish these handy guides for you, to help better understand your injuries and your rights when you suffer an injury.
If you’ve suffered a comminuted fracture within the last 3 years, possibly as the result of a car crash, and it wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today for more information. Our lines are open 24/7 and a friendly, professional adviser is waiting to take your call. Or alternatively, you can go online to Accident Advice Helpline’s website and find out in less than 30 seconds if you may be entitled to make a claim. All claims are made on a 100% ‘no win, no fee’* basis and you are under no obligation to proceed with any claim that may be discussed over the phone. Any amounts of compensation discussed are a guideline amount and may not reflect a final payout. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: January 28, 2014
Author: David Brown