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How serious is a dislocated bone?

On Behalf of | Oct 19, 2019 | Personal Injury |

Personal injuries range from head injuries to broken bones. If you have suffered an injury recently, you might be dealing one that affects your arm or arms. If so, then you are probably acutely aware of how frustrating an arm injury can be.

With an arm injury, you may not be able to drive well. You could have trouble typing or completing common, everyday tasks. For this reason, it’s important to seek medical care if you suffer an arm injury and want to hold whomever is responsible for your injury accountable for their negligent actions.

One common kind of arm injury that can disrupt your life is a dislocation. When your bone is dislocated, it’s pulled out of the joint. You could suffer from a dislocation in a car or sporting accident or other dangerous situation. You can dislocate any bone that enters a joint.

Did you know that a dislocation is an emergency?

For most people, dislocated bones are so painful that there would be no question that it’s an emergency. For others, the pain may not be as severe, but the injury is still serious.

To treat a dislocated bone, you will need to have the bone manipulated back into place. Once it’s in place, you may need medication for pain and splits or slings to help stabilize the affected limb. Some people require physical or occupational therapy to be able to use the limb normally again.

If you suffered a dislocation and are struggling to get back to normal function, you may want to continue seeking medical care. Those responsible for your injuries should be held accountable and cover your medical care and other losses.