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Helping accident victims get the resources you need after a pilon fracture

A pilon fracture is a severe bone break that occurs at the bottom of the shinbone near your ankle. It’s caused by a high-impact event such as motor vehicle collision. This type of injury can be extremely painful, and other bones may be broken as well.

Pilon fractures can lead to serious complications if the patient doesn’t receive the correct medical treatment. And even under the best circumstances, a long recovery period will likely follow, and you may continue to suffer chronic pain.

Automobile crashes are the most frequent cause of pilon fractures. If you were harmed in an accident caused by another person’s careless behavior, contact the experienced Virginia orthopedic injury lawyers at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys.

Call (804) 413-6777 to learn more today. With our Zero Fee Guarantee, we don’t get paid until you do.

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What causes a pilon fracture?

It takes an event that generates high-energy impact to cause a pilon fracture. This is a severely painful injury where bones are often crushed, and in 20 percent of these cases it’s an open fracture where the bone has pierced through the patient’s skin.

Osteoporosis makes older patients more vulnerable to pilon fracture, and these injuries often occur as a result of nursing home abuse.

The leading causes of pilon injuries for healthy patients include:

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What are symptoms of a pilon fracture?

Your doctor will perform a thorough physical examination. If she notices the following signs of damage in the lower leg, she will request imaging tests such as an X-ray or CT scan:

  • Swelling
  • Soft tissue trauma
  • Bruising on leg and ankle
  • Blisters
  • Inability to support your weight
  • The injury is painful to the touch
  • A visible deformity, such as crooked or angled bones

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What complications may arise?

A pilon fracture is a sensitive injury. It’s crucial to see your doctor right away. She’ll make sure you’re getting the proper care. Complications that may result from a pilon fracture include:

  • Blood clots
  • Infection
  • Nerve damage
  • Chronic pain
  • Blood vessel damage
  • Post-traumatic arthritis

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What is the treatment for a pilon injury?

Even with the best medical care, a pilon injury may cause lingering pain and reduced mobility. Surgery may be required. And it may take six months or longer for you to heal.

Recommended treatments for a pilon fracture include:

  • Rest
  • Surgery
  • Walking aids
  • A boot, splint, or cast
  • Pain medication
  • Physical therapy

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Who can help you get compensated for your injuries and related expenses?

A lot of people don’t realize that you don’t have to take the first offer you get from the insurance company. In fact, it’s probably not going to be enough money to cover your medical bills and other expenses, especially if you have to take an extended amount of time off of work while you recover.

Our founding attorneys Ken Gibson on John Singleton are both former U.S. Marines who will fight for your rights. Ken served as a Federal Prosecutor, and John worked for a firm that defends insurance companies, so we know all their tricks.

We’ll investigate your accident and file a claim against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to your injuries. A claim for a pilon injury will include these types of damages:

  • Time missed from work
  • Current and future medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical devices
  • Reduced earning potential

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Were you harmed by a careless driver?

If your injury was caused by an unsafe driver or any other type of negligent behavior, we want to hear from you. At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we consider it a calling to help people put their lives back together.

Call (804) 413-6777 to schedule a FREE consultation today.

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