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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Treating broken bones


    How a doctor approaches treating broken bones can obviously vary depending on where the break is and its severity. The one thing they all have in common is the sooner they can begin treating broken bones the better.

    Some ways of treating broken bones

    Before treating broken bones can begin, first they have to establish how bad the break is. Is it a clean single break, or are there several breaks to the bone? Are there any bone slithers? Has any other damage been done, perhaps to muscles or nerves? Then the type of break has to be considered? It could be:

    • Transverse, where the break travels across the bone
    • Oblique, where the break is at an angle
    • Spiral, where the break runs the length of the bone
    • Comminute, where there is more than one break
    • Simple, where the is one single clean break to the bone
    • Greenstick, which tends to happen in children
    • Open, where the skin is broken

    When the doctors are sure of the type of break you have suffered, then treatment can begin. This could include:

    • Buddy taping, often used on figure and toe breaks, where two digits are taped together, the healthy digit acting as a splint for the broken one.
    • Plaster casts
    • Splints
    • Surgery to insert pins and plates if the bones need holding together

    Can you claim compensation for your broken bone? 

    If you have suffered broken bones in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim compensation, as long as the accident happened no more than three years ago. To find out for certain if you can make a claim, take our 30-second test. You can complete it online or by phone with our advisors. It asks a few simple questions about your accident and injury and lets you know if you can make a claim. If you can, it will give you an estimate of how much compensation you could be entitled to.

    It is then up to you to decide if you want to go ahead, we will not pressure you and you will be under no obligation to proceed.

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    Would you like to know more? Our website has lots of information about compensation and you will also find testimonials from previous claimants. If you prefer to chat to someone about your situation, call our friendly advisors; they are here just to help you. You can call us from a landline on 0800 689 0500 or if you are using a mobile dial 0333 500 0993. Research shows that the sooner a claim is made, the more chance it has of success, so don’t delay – get in touch with us today.

    Date Published: 26th March 2017

    Author: Lynne Bell

    Category: Broken bones claims

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