Metatarsal Fracture Injury Claims
Our personal injury lawyers are skilled, aggressive litigators who care about justice for the people. We recently settled a multi-fracture case, that included a metatarsal fracture, for $400,000.
If you have sustained a metatarsal fracture in an accident that was not your fault, you need expert representation to maximize your compensation. The compensation may include payment for medical expenses, wage loss, pain and suffering, and disability. Call (612) TSR-TIME or submit our free consultation form. It is vital to act quickly so that evidence can be preserved and eye witnesses interviewed while the memory is fresh.
What Is a Metatarsal Fracture?
Metatarsal fractures are one of the most common traumatic foot injuries because there is very little soft tissue to protect the top of the foot. They can be caused by direct trauma or forces rotating the foot too far.
Additional facts about metatarsal fractures:
- The junction between the base of the metatarsal and the shaft is the area which creates most problems when fractured because of the poor blood supply in that area of the bone.
- The base of the metatarsal heals slowly or may not heal at all because of poor blood supply.
- Orthopedists favor surgical fixation for a fracture at the base of the fifth metatarsal because it heals very poorly and frequently there is nonunion. Surgery requires a small incision on the outside edge of the foot. Then a small screw is placed down the middle of the fractured bone.
- For a metatarsal fracture, a removable plastic cast is better than a plaster cast. The removable cast allows for physiotherapy treatment, which is aimed at preventing stiffness in the ankle joint. The foot will have to be in the non-weight bearing cast for 6-8 weeks.
- A metatarsal fracture is very painful and there is usually difficulty in walking. The foot is usally swollen, bruised, and tender to the touch.
- Ice therapy can be effective to help control the pain of a Metatarsal fracture, although pain medication is frequently prescribed. The Aircast Ankle & Foot Cryo/Cuff is an excellent method of simultaneously providing ice therapy and compression, which reduces foot pain and swelling.
- If there is nerve damage or temporary pressure on a nerve, causing “pins and needles” sensation; it needs to be investigated to determine treatment.
- Because of the importance of the first metatarsal for foot function, malalignment is an unacceptable outcome.
- Complications of metatarsal fractures include nonunion, malunion, delayed union, secondary osteoarthritis, and reflex sympathetic dystrophy.
There are many classifications of metatarsal fractures based on location, displacement, and type of fracture. The bottom line is that with any metatarsal fracture early diagnosis and avoidance of weight bearing are essential to prevent the complications.
How A Lawyer Can Help
A broken foot is very debilitating. You may be suffering not only physical pain, but financial and emotional burdens. If your injury is due to the negligence of another, contact our Bloomington personal injury lawyers at (612) TSR-TIME. Our attorneys are skilled, aggressive litigators with years of experience. We will work tirelessly for justice in your case.
No fees until we win your case.