Ottawa Lawyer: How bone fractures can result in arthritis

Some injuries incurred after an Ontario accident can be minor, heal quickly and have no or little, lasting effects.  Other injuries, such as bone fractures, can lead to other ailments and physical difficulties.  While this is not always the case, it is good to be aware of how your injuries might cause other discomforts so that you can watch out for any other symptoms or changes that might develop.  Bone fractures are a common injury and it can also result in arthritis.  By understanding a little about bone fractures and arthritis, you will be able to pay close attention to your injury and notice signs that may indicate that arthritis is developing.  You can then see your doctor for medical advice and further treatment.


Bone fractures are commonly referred to as broken bones.  This happens when high force, impact or stress is placed on the bone.  This could happen due to a fall, car accident, etc.  Depending on where the fracture occurred (in your leg, hip, arm, etc.) doctors will prescribe different methods of treatment, including surgery, immobilization and pain management.  Like many injuries, bone fractures can range from more minor breaks, such as a broken finger, to more serious injuries, such as a broken leg or hip.


Because bone fractures weaken the bone structure of a limb, they can result in arthritis.  There are many different kinds of arthritis, but the most common one that can also be attributed to bone fractures, is osteoarthritis, which is a degenerative joint disease.  Arthritis can often be managed with medication and exercises, but it can also become quite severe and painful.  It is important to consult your doctor if you think your bone fracture may be developing into arthritis.  Your doctor will be able to examine your injury and provide you will personal medical advice.


While it is important for you to seek medical attention for all of your injuries, if you have suffered a bone fracture due to a slip and fall, car accident or similar situation, you should also contact a personal injury lawyer such as those at Auger Hollingsworth.  They will work with you to determine if you might be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

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