The hip is the joint where the thighbone meets the pelvis bone. The hip, the body’s largest ball and socket joint, is built to withstand repeated motion and considerable wear and tear. When hips are healthy, they are very stable and it takes strong force to hurt them. However, falling or an accident sometime leads to painful hip injures, including dislocations and fractures.
How Accidents Lead to Hip Injuries
Front-end collisions can lead to a large number of hip injuries, especially for those riding in the front seats of the vehicle. Hip trauma can be extremely painful, is often serious, and the necessary treatment can be long term. Common treatment for hip injuries usually includes rest, medication, physical therapy, or sometimes hip replacement surgery.
Some typical hip injuries include:
- Dislocation of the hip joint, which may require the insertion of surgical plates and screws to insure that the joint heals properly.
- Hip fractures, which sometimes lead to partial or full hip replacement, especially in older patients. Hip replacements often involve a prolonged hospital stay, restrict mobility, and require long-term rehabilitation.
- Fractured, bruised, or dislocated pelvis which will require rest, rehabilitation, and possible surgery.
If you sustained a hip injury because of another person’s carelessness and need help obtaining fair compensation, contact Nagle & Associates online or call (800) 411-1583 to schedule your free case evaluation. Our firm has seven offices conveniently located in the state of North Carolina – Winston-Salem, Raleigh, Hickory, Wilmington, Asheville, Greensboro, and Charlotte. Please call today.