Three Types of Femoral Fractures That Occur in Sarasota Motorcycle Accidents
Femur fractures are often the result of violent, high-energy crashes. The femur, the long bone of the thigh that runs from the hip to the knee, is very strong. It requires a great deal of force to break the femur. Because motorcyclists do not have a steel cage surrounding them on the road, they have a higher chance of suffering a femoral fracture in a Sarasota motorcycle accident. When a biker is ejected in a crash and lands on the hard ground, another vehicle, or an object, he or she can suffer a broken femur.
There are three main types of femur fractures, including:
- Proximal – this type of fracture affects the top portion of the thighbone next to the hip. It is generally described as a femoral neck fracture.
- Diaphysis – this type of femoral fracture is to the straightest portion of the thighbone, making it the most common femur fracture. It is also known as a femoral shaft fracture.
- Distal – this type of fracture occurs to the lowest part of the femur bone near the knee. It is often referred to as a supracondylar femur fracture.
Within each of the different types of femur fractures, the bone can break differently and be referred to as one of the following types of femoral fractures:
- Head fracture
- Neck fracture
- Trochanteric fracture
- Intertrochanteric fracture
- Oblique fracture
- Reverse oblique fracture
- Simple fracture
- Butterfly fracture
- Complex fracture
- Transverse fracture
- Spiral fracture
- Comminuted fracture
- Open fracture
- Complete articular fracture
- Extra-articular fracture
- Partial articular fracture
- Hoffa fracture
The immense pain, swelling and deformity of the thigh and leg reveal to motorcyclists the likelihood a femur fracture. Because of the pain and the inability to put weight on the injured leg, it is generally obvious to an injured motorcyclist that he or she needs to seek medical treatment immediately. However, sometimes bikers may not realize the seriousness of this injury and might try to tough it out, which puts them at risk of dying. The femur bone is the largest bone in the human body and has a large blood supply going to it. This type of injury is life-threatening due to the large amount of blood loss that occurs.
If someone else’s negligence caused your femur fracture in a Florida motorcycle accident, or if your loved one died as a result of a femur injury caused by another driver, you have rights. Call an experienced Sarasota motorcycle accident attorney at the Mallard Law Firm to pursue justice and a financial recovery for your damages and losses. Contact us today at 888-409-3805 for a free consultation.