One painful injury that can take place after a car crash is a shattered bone. A shattered bone isn't a medical term but refers to a severe fracture. When the forces exerted against the bones are more robust than the bones themselves, they can break. In some personal injury cases, they break in many areas, leading to a "shattered" appearance.
Bone Fragments Into Many Pieces: What Is a Comminuted Fracture?
A fracture where a bone breaks into multiple pieces is called a "comminuted fracture." This type of fracture occurs when a large amount of force is applied to the bone, such as in high-impact accidents, falls from heights, or severe sports injuries. The bone can break into three or more pieces.
How long will it take to recover from a shattered bone?
Every patient is different. It's impossible to say how long it will take for a bone to heal, especially if it requires surgery or other treatments to hold it together. While most people believe that bones heal in a few weeks, they usually only do so in simple, uncomplicated cases. In severe personal injury cases, the bones can take many months to heal completely. Your recovery may vary based on your age, gender, and health during the break.
If you suffer a serious fracture, you need to seek medical help immediately. If the fracture was a result of a car crash, then you may be able to hold the driver responsible for the injury and any medical costs you have as a result.