Lowell Hip Injuries Attorney
Some of the more common hip injuries include hip fracture (broken hip) and hip dislocation.
A broken hip is a serious and potentially life-threatening injury. Hip fractures hospitalize over 300,000 people in the US each year. The majority of patients are elderly and female, but hip fractures can happen to those of both sexes at any age.
The most common causes of hip fracture include:
The two main kinds of hip fracture are femoral neck fractures, in which the ball-and-socket joint brakes off the femur (thighbone), and intertrochanteric fractures, which occur below the upper thighbone. Femoral neck fractures often require hip replacement while intertrochanteric fractures are more frequently stabilized with plates and screws.
Surgery is often preferred in part because it tends to diminish the likelihood of the many implications that can follow hip fractures. With persistent physical therapy, recovery often takes from three to 15 months.
Direct force trauma (minor or major force) to the thigh is the most common cause of hip dislocation. Hip dislocation can also be caused by congenital condition and acetabular or femoral head dysplasia. Greater force is required to dislocate an adult's hip than a child's hip. Motor vehicle accidents (MVAs) and falls are the common causes of hip dislocation. Children may have a hip dislocation due to relatively minor trauma. Prosthetic hips can dislocate as well, particularly as they age, or as a consequence of improper surgery or rehabilitation.
Most hip injuries require surgery and intensive physical therapy that tends to be lengthy and costly. Hip injuries also tend to involve great deal of physical and mental pain and anguish. If the negligence of another caused or contributed to the injury, you may need the help of a competent and compassionate personal injury attorney with successful experience representing plaintiffs in hip injury cases.
If you have suffered an injury to your hip due to the negligence of another person, I can help.
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