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LEG INJURY

LEG INJURY

Your legs are critical to your mobility. Leg Injuries can have a substantial impact on your ability to get around and enjoy life.

Different parts of the leg are prone to injury from trauma:

  • Leg Bone Fracture or Broken Leg
  • Leg Joint Injury
  • Leg Ligament Injury
  • Leg Tendon Injury
  • Leg Muscle Injury

Leg Bone Fractures

Common fractures are:

  • Fractured Femur – a break in the upper leg bone or thigh bone. This is the strongest, largest bone in the body.
  • Fractured Tibia – a break in the large lower leg bone or shin bone. This is the most commonly broken bone in the body.
  • Fractured Fibula – a break in the smaller lower leg bone. Fibula Fractures are commonly associated with ankle injuries.

Symptoms of Leg Fracture

  • Pain
  • Swelling
  • Discoloration

All leg fractures are either complete leg fractures or incomplete leg fractures . A complete leg fracture means that the bone is cracked all of the way through the bone. An incomplete leg fracture simply means the crack of the bone does not go all of the way through the bone.

Leg Fractures can also be described as follows:

  • Spiral Fracture – a fracture of a bone where at least part of the bone is twisted
  • Comminuted Fracture – a fracture where the bone has broken into a number of pieces
  • Transverse Fracture – fracture that is at a right angle to the longest part of the bone

Leg Ligament, Tendon, and Muscle Injuries

See also: Knee Injury

The leg is also made up of various muscles, tendons and ligaments. The most common injuries to leg tendons and muscles are:

  • Quadriceps Tendon Injury
  • Patella Tendon Injury
  • Achilles Tendon Injury
  • Tibialis Anterior Tendon Injury
  • Extensor Hallucis Longus Tendon Injury
  • Extensor Hallucis Brevis Tendon Injury
  • Extensor Digitorm Longus Tendon Injury
  • Extensor Digitorum Brevis Tendon Injury
  • Hamstring Muscle Injury
  • Quadriceps Femoris Muscle Injury
  • Rectus Femoris Muscle Injury
  • Vastus Lateralis Muscle Injury
  • Vastus Intermedius Muscle Injury
  • Vastus Medialis Muscle Injury
  • Biceps Femoris Muscle Injury
  • Gluteus Maximus Muscle Injury
  • Gluteus Medius Muscle Injury
  • Adductor Magnus Muscle Injury
  • Biceps Femoris Muscle Injury
  • Gracilis Muscle Injury
  • Semimembranosus Muscle Injury
  • Satorius Muscle Injury
  • Tibilais Anterior Muscle Injury
  • Extensor Digitorum Longus Muscle Injury
  • Extensor Hallucus Longus Muscle Injury
  • Peroneus Tertius Muscle Injury
  • Peroneus Longus Muscle Injury
  • Peroneus Brevis Muscle Injury
  • Gastrocnemius Muscle Injury
  • Soleus Muscle Injury
  • Plantaris Muscle Injury
  • Tibialis Posterior Muscle Injury
  • Flexor Digitorum Longus Muscle Injury
  • Flexor Hallucus Longus Muscle Injury

If you or a loved one have experienced a leg injury because of another party’s negligent or reckless conduct, let us help. Our goal is to secure the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on your physical and emotional recovery. Contact us today.

 

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