Pelvis & Hip Injuries
The hip is a joint that is created by the meeting of the femur and the pelvis. There are several types of joints in the human anatomy and the hip is a ball and socket joint, which means that the ball of a person’s hip bone is located inside the socket of the pelvis. As the largest ball and socket joint in the human body, these joints are strong but still susceptible to being damaged in injuries. Statistics reveal that a large number of accident victims and workers who engage in physical labor are at risk of experiencing pelvis and hip injuries. While these injuries sometimes result in less severe conditions, other cases can result in individuals with serious pelvis and hip injuries facing substantial life obstacles including surgery and mounting medical bills. If you or a loved one has been experienced serious pelvis or hip injuries, it is a wise idea to understand some basic details about these accidents as well as obtain the assistance of skilled legal counsel.
The Causes of Pelvis and Hips Injuries
There are a variety of ways in which a person’s pelvis or hip can be harmed, but some of the most common causes of these injuries include the following:
- Slip, trip and fall accidents.
- Heavy equipment accidents.
- Sporting injuries or accidents.
- Vehicular accidents involving cars, motorcycles, or trucks.
- Wear and tear due to repetitive stress placed on a person’s pelvis or hip.
Treatment of Hip and Pelvis Injuries
Different treatments are provided for hip and pelvis injuries based on the severity of the resulting conditions. Patients with minor hip or pelvis injuries are sometimes are sometimes given the advice by professionals to simply let time heal the injuries. More serious injuries, however, can involve hip fractures among other complications. There are two types of hip fractures, fractured femur necks and intertrochanteric fractures. Fractures are treated in a variety of ways including fixation of the fracture with screws or replacement of the fractured bone with a metal implant.
Advice on Preventing Pelvis and Hips Injuries
There are some pieces of advice that individuals can implement into their daily lives to reduce the risk of their pelvis or hip being harmed, which includes the following:
- If an individual’s job requires them to stand for a long period of time, consider using an anti-fatigue mat.
- If a person’s job requires sitting for extended amounts of time, it is a wise idea to take small breaks to walk around occasionally to avoid joint stiffness.
- Use proper lifting techniques when lifting heavy objects. This includes making sure that all of a person’s joints are moving appropriately.
- Wear footwear that is adequate for your position.
Speak with a Kentucky Injury Lawyer
Individuals of all ages are at risk of receiving pelvis or hip injuries due to an accident. Unfortunately, hip and pelvis injuries are known to result in some of the most serious complications out of all injuries. At Roberts Law Office, our legal counsel will fight tirelessly to make sure that you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Our law office works on a contingency arrangement, which means that our legal counsel is not paid until we obtain compensation for you. If you or a loved one has experienced a hip or pelvis injury, contact our law office today to schedule an initial free consultation.