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Bone Fracture Complications: Malunion

When you suffer a fractured bone, you typically must wear a cast or other immobilizing device for a few weeks until the bone heals. Often, a broken bone heals fully and without complication, but sometimes bones can heal out of proper alignment. This can cause a crippling loss of motion and other problems. Such a complication is called malunion.

In some accidents, broken bones can be overlooked when compared to other injuries such as head trauma. However, fractures can be incredibly serious as they can leave one with permanent damage. If the negligent actions of another person caused you to fracture a bone, you may be able to pursue financial compensation. Contact an experienced Stevens Point personal injury attorney from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874.

What is a Malunion?

A malunion is a broken bone that has healed in a misaligned position. This can hinder your range of motion and even cause deformities. Your limb may become shortened if the bone ends heal while overlapped. They can also heal at an angle or rotated out of alignment. There are several causes of a malunion, including:

  • Immobilizing the broken bone while it is misaligned
  • Failure to properly immobilize the fracture
  • Removing the cast or stabilizing device prematurely

Frustratingly, malunions often require doctors to re-break the bone and reset it. In some cases, you may need surgery to break the malunion and reset it with pins, screws, or plates.

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At Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, we believe that you should not have to suffer due to another person or party’s negligence. Contact a knowledgeable Stevens Point personal injury lawyer from Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, at 800-242-2874 today to learn more about how we can help you.