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Shattered bones: Complications could be life-changing

Shattered bones can happen if your body is impacted hard enough. A shattered bone is one that has split off into multiple parts. It may require surgery to piece it back together. In a worst-case scenario, there is a possibility that a limb with a shattered bone could need to be amputated.

A shattered bone causes a few problems. The first is that it may not heal correctly due to the number of breaks. The second is that a simple cast may not be enough to hold it in position. The third issue is that any broken skin from the injury could invite infection.

After a serious car crash that results in broken bones, the best thing to do is to seek immediate medical care. At the scene, stay still, and don't move around. If you have a broken bone and attempt to put pressure on it, you could not only have pain but also move it in a more damaging way.

You may need bone fracture repair

If your bone is broken badly, you may need surgery to repair it. This can include receiving rods or screws to hold the bones in place as they heal. Without this medical treatment, the compound fracture could heal incorrectly and severely impact your mobility. If the wound from the break is infected, you could also risk sepsis and other life-threatening complications.

Get the medical care you need as soon as possible. After you do, your attorney can help you seek compensation from the party who was responsible for the car crash.

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