Fractures / Broken Bones

It is a common belief that a fracture and a broken bone are two separate injuries, but the truth is that they are exactly the same thing. A broken bone or bone break are common colloquialisms people use to describe damage to a bone, but fracture is the formal orthopaedic terminology for this injury.

While bone fractures do heal with time, they can still cause an immense amount of pain and suffering for accident victims. People who suffer broken bones can be unable to return to work or complete many common everyday tasks without some sort of assistance.

Lawyer for Fractures and Broken Bone Injuries in Cincinnati, Ohio

Did you or your loved one sustain any kind of fracture as the result of another party’s negligence? It will be in your best interest to retain legal counsel as soon as possible for help obtaining the compensation you and need and deserve for medical bills, lost wages, and other financial expenses associated with your injury.

The Cincinnati personal injury attorneys of Steiden Law Offices represent clients all over Butler County, Clermont County, Hamilton County, and Warren County in Ohio in addition to Kenton County, Campbell County, and Boone County in Kentucky. Call today to take advantage of a free initial consultation that will let our lawyers review your case and answer all of your legal questions.

Kentucky Broken Bones and Fractures Information Center

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Types of Fractures and Broken Bones in Southwestern Ohio

The human body is composed of 270 bones at birth, but the skeletal system decreases to 206 bones in the adult body after some bones fuse together. A few of the most commonly broken bones include, but are not limited to:

  • Ankle;
  • Arm;
  • Clavicle;
  • Collarbone;
  • Finger;
  • Foot;
  • Hand;
  • Hip;
  • Jaw;
  • Leg;
  • Nose;
  • Ribs;
  • Toe; or
  • Wrist.

The classification of a fracture injury depends on the severity of the break involved. Fractures can be open (the bone breaks through the skin, also referred to as a compound fracture) or closed (the skin is intact), and they may be incomplete (broken bones are still partially joined), complete (bone fragments are completely separated), or comminuted (bone broken in multiple places).

Fracture terminology can also depend on the specific location of the bone that was fractures, but common types of general fractures include:

  • Greenstick Fracture — A bone that is bent and cracked, typically in children less than 10 years of age. 
  • Impacted Fracture — Broken bone fragments that are driven into other bone fragments.
  • Oblique Fracture — Bones that break diagonally to a bone's long axis. 
  • Spiral Fracture — A fracture caused by a twisting force that results in a spiral-shaped fracture line on the bone.
  • Transverse Fracture — Breaks across bones that are at a right angle to the long axis of a bone.

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Common Causes of Broken Bones and Fractures in Cincinnati

Any one of a number of accidents can result in a broken bone. In addition to the many problems that a person can encounter while waiting for a fracture to heal, recovery can be complicated by the needs for pins, plates, or possibly even surgery when a broken bone does not heal properly.

Some of the most frequent causes of fracture injuries include, but are not limited to:

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Northern Kentucky Resources for Fractures and Broken Bones

Broken Bones and Sprains | Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center — Visit this website for a helpful overview relating frequently asked questions about broken bones. You can learn more about diagnosis and treatment of broken bones, medications taken during the recovery, and special instructions. Additional information includes how to prevent broken bones and activity after the injury.

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
3333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229-3026
(513) 636-4200

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) — The AAOS describes itself as the “world's largest medical association of musculoskeletal specialists.” Its mission is to “provide the highest quality musculoskeletal care” through the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal conditions. On this website, you can learn more about the organization, view articles in multiple AAOS periodicals, and also find answers to frequently asked orthopaedic questions.

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Steiden Law Offices | Cincinnati Broken Bones and Fracture Injuries Lawyer

If you or your loved one suffered any kind of broken bone because of the negligence of another party, you should immediately seek legal representation for help obtaining the compensation you are entitled to. Steiden Law Offices represents clients on a contingency fee basis so there is no fee unless you receive a monetary award.

Our Cincinnati personal injury attorneys help people throughout Boone County, Kenton County, and Campbell County in Kentucky as well as Warren County, Butler County, Clermont County, and Hamilton County in Ohio. We can provide an honest and thorough evaluation of your case as soon as you call or complete an online contact form to schedule a free consultation.

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