Complications resulting from leg fractures

On Behalf of | Feb 23, 2024 | PERSONAL INJURY - Personal Injury

Leg fractures are a common form of injury suffered in preventable accidents, particularly road traffic collisions. Not only can leg fractures be painful, but the recovery period can be long. There’s also a risk of further complications.

Outlined below are some of the most common forms of complications stemming from leg fractures.

Poor healing

In some cases, a leg fracture is relatively straightforward to treat. Doctors may perform surgery and the bones of the leg can bond together again. However, there are no guarantees in the recovery process, and a leg injury that consists of multiple fractures may not heal properly. This can result in chronic pain and a potential need for further surgeries, which extend the recovery process further. In some cases, the leg may never totally heal again.


In some cases, fractures result in the bone piercing the skin. This means that the inner components of the leg are exposed, which heightens the risks of bone infections. If a bone infection is not caught early, then it can result in the loss of the leg and an untreated infection may even be fatal.

Nerve damage

In some cases, a leg fracture can result in pressure being put on the nervous system. Often, the victim will feel numbness and tingling. Where the damage to the nerves is severe, the leg may never feel the same as it did before the accident.

If you have been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering. This includes medical bills, future medical expenses and loss of enjoyment in life. The more legal information you have, the better your chances of a successful outcome.