Malunions of Fractured Bones
Broken bones are painful injuries, but they typically only require simple outpatient treatment. By setting a fractured bone and immobilizing the area, the bone ends will naturally knit themselves back together so long as the fracture is not allowed free movement However, setting the bone into the correct position is a delicate process, and splinting or casting a limb without accurately adjusting the fracture can result in the bone growing back together in an uneven fashion, known as malunion.
If you have suffered a malunion due to an incorrect fracture-setting procedure, you may be entitled to compensation from the negligent medical professional responsible for your suffering. Fortunately, a skilled Champaign personal injury attorney can help you recover the financial compensation you deserve. To learn more about your legal options, contact Spiros Law, P.C., today at 217-328-2828.
Complications from Bone Malunions
A malunion can result in a variety of negative effects on a patient, but the following are the most common problems faced by someone with a bone malunion:
- Decreased length of the affected appendage
- Limited mobility and flexibility of a joint
- Bone decay
- Infection risks
Also, victims of bone malunions are forced to endure additional suffering, as malunions often require the bone to be broken again and reset.
At Spiros Law, P.C., an experienced Champaign personal injury attorney can work tirelessly to help you recover the compensation you are entitled to following an injury caused by medical malpractice. To schedule a free consultation and discuss the details of your case with our legal team, contact our offices today at 217-328-2828.