Common Hip Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Tens of thousands of vehicle accidents take place every single year, and most of them result in injuries to both the passengers and the drivers of the cars that are involved. Some injuries mend fast and fully, while others can cause life-long difficulties that could necessitate the future long-term care of a physician.
One common injury that you could find yourself with after being in a traffic accident is an injury to the hip. If you’re feeling pain in your hip following a car crash for which you were not at fault, then you could be eligible to collect financial remuneration for any losses or injuries related to the accident.
Some common hip-related injuries caused by vehicle accidents include but are not limited to:
One type of serious hip injury is an acetabular fracture. This injury requires prompt medical attention from a doctor. An acetabular fracture is a medical name for a break in the bone that forms your hip socket.
After experiencing a hip injury, the injured person might experience uncomfortable swelling of the bursae. This is a fluid-filled sac that serves to cut down on friction in the joints. Indications of bursitis include tenderness in the area, restricted movement, inability to move at all, and swelling.
Sometimes a car accident can lead to a hip being broken. Usually, a fracture of the hip occurs while the hip is subjected to a high degree of trauma, like the force from your knees slamming into the car’s dashboard during a traffic collision, or the force that would result from a T-bone collision.
The hipbone is comprised of three individual segments. The ilium is the uppermost and largest portion of the hip bone and forms the crest of the pelvis, the pubis is the lower part of the hip bone on either side that makes up the pelvis, and the ischium is a curved bone that helps form the hip and the base of the pelvis. A break or a fracture could happen in one or more of the different hip bones, depending upon the type of collision and force of the impact to the injured party.
Another ailment that can cause pain in the hip is the dislocation of one or both hips. A hip dislocated as the result of a car accident is usually referred to as a traumatic dislocation of the hip. This severe injury demands immediate medical attention.
Although tendonitis is normally brought on by repeated movement or general over-exertion of the hip (think: Elvis), it can also occur following an unexpected injury to the hip. Due to the fact that tendonitis damages the soft tissue that connects the bone to the muscle, a person suffering from tendonitis will most likely feel discomfort in the tendon and surrounding area, and the restriction or complete lack of motion.
If you have suffered an injury following a collision, it is in your best interest to seek medical attention immediately, regardless of how you feel. Your next step should be to contact a personal injury attorney so that you can begin building a claim. Here at the Los Angeles Injury Group, we have the knowledge and the experience to seek the maximum amount of compensation that you can receive in accordance with the law. We will help you build your legal claim from the ground up and stand by you from beginning to end. For a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys, call us at (310) 954-7248 today.