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Leg Injuries from Auto Accidents
In Texas it is the wrongdoer’s responsibility to “right the wrongs” that they caused, they must correct the injury and damage they caused due to negligence. If you suffered a leg injury due to negligence, you need to hire an attorney to help you recover the full compensation you are owed due to the negligence of the person who caused your injury.
There are several different types of leg injuries people can suffer due to auto accidents. They include:
→Broken leg/fractures. A broken leg (leg fracture) is a break or crack in one of your leg’s bones. Falls, car accidents, and sports injuries are all common causes.
The location and severity of the injury determine how a broken leg is treated. A severely broken leg may necessitate surgery to implant devices into the broken bone to keep it aligned during healing. Other injuries may necessitate the use of a cast or splint. In all cases, timely diagnosis and treatment of a broken leg is critical to full recovery.
→Tibia fractures. The tibia, also known as the shinbone, is the most frequently fractured long bone in the body. A tibial shaft fracture occurs along the bone’s length, below the knee, and above the ankle.
This type of broken leg is usually caused by a significant force. Accidents involving motor vehicles, for example, are a common cause of tibial shaft fractures. The smaller bone in the lower leg (fibula) is often broken in tibia fractures.
→Fibula fractures. High-energy injuries, such as motor vehicle accidents and pedestrians struck by cars, can cause fibula fractures.
The fibula is a non-weight-bearing bone that begins just below the lateral tibial plateau and extends distally to form the lateral malleolus, which is the portion of the fibula that extends distal to the superior articular surface of the talus. The lateral malleolus is important for preventing excessive ankle and foot eversion. The fibular head is the site of attachment for the lateral collateral ligament of the knee and the biceps femoris tendon. The common peroneal nerve wraps around the fibular neck just below the fibular head before dividing into deep and superficial branches at the proximal fibula.
→Femur shaft fractures. The longest and strongest bone in your body is your thighbone (femur). Because the femur is so strong, breaking it usually requires a lot of force. Automobile accidents, for example, are the leading cause of femur fractures.
The femoral shaft is the long, straight part of the femur. A femoral shaft fracture occurs when there is a break anywhere along this length of bone. To heal, this type of broken leg almost always necessitates surgery.
→Achilles Tendon Rupture. What Is the Achilles Tendon, Exactly? A tendon is a band of tissue that connects a muscle to a bone. The Achilles tendon runs down the back of the lower leg, connecting the calf muscle to the heel bone. By lifting the heel off the ground, the Achilles tendon, also known as the heel cord, assists in walking.
A ruptured Achilles tendon is a complete or partial tear caused by stretching the tendon beyond its capacity. Forceful jumping or pivoting, as well as sudden running accelerations, can cause the tendon to overstretch and tear. Tripping or falling can also result in a tendon injury.
The Achilles tendon can be injured in a variety of ways, including a minor car accident where the foot is braced on the brake during impact.
→Types of dislocations of the leg in the knee area:
→Femur and tibia dislocation. Knee dislocations are extremely traumatic injuries that can result in limb loss. Knee dislocations are considered one of the most serious knee injuries, despite being one of the rarest, due to the potential neurovascular damage associated with this injury. The true frequency of knee dislocations is unknown due to spontaneous reductions. Unreduced dislocations have a clear deformity, but spontaneously reduced dislocations can cause the examiner to underestimate the severity of the injury, putting the limb at risk. Following a knee dislocation, the patient must undergo a lengthy and difficult rehabilitation program that must focus on a full range of motion and strength in order to achieve functional recovery.
A sudden, extremely violent force, such as a car accident, is commonly responsible for high-velocity dislocations. High-velocity dislocations cause extensive damage to the knee complex’s structures, including disruption of soft tissues such as the joint capsule, popliteal tendon, menisci, and cartilage. They are also more likely to be associated with neurovascular damage.
Forced hyperextension is the most common mechanism of injury for an anterior dislocation. This type of hyperextension is common in car accidents.
A direct force on the tibia while the knee is flexed, forcing the tibia posteriorly on the femur, is the most common for posterior knee dislocation. This is primarily caused when the tibia collides with the dashboard.
→Patella dislocation. When the patella (kneecap) that sits over the front of the knee comes out of its groove at the end of the thigh bone (femur), it comes to rest on the outside of the knee joint, this is referred to as a dislocated kneecap. The supporting ligaments and tendons may be stretched or torn as a result of this. When you bend or straighten your leg, the kneecap normally glides smoothly over a groove in the joint; however, if the kneecap is dislocated, you may be unable to bend or straighten your leg. A dislocated kneecap is a common injury that can take up to 6 weeks to recover from. If you have previously dislocated your kneecap, it is far more likely to dislocate again in the future.
Trauma, including a direct blow to the knee, which is common in car accidents—is a common cause of a dislocated kneecap.
→Knee Injuries. Knee injuries caused by auto accidents.
→Ankle Injuries. Ankle injuries caused by auto accidents.
→Foot Injuries. Foot injuries caused by auto accidents.
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