Fracture of the Femur
Fracture of the Femur and Social Security Disability Benefits
Fractures are cracks or breaks in the bone, usually caused by serious injury. Sports injuries, falls, and various other forms of blunt trauma can all lead to a fracture. Symptoms of fracture include swelling around the affected area, limited mobility, and intense pain. Overuse of a limb/extremity can also cause fractures, which are known as stress fractures. Fractures can often be corrected through the use of casts, splints, or even corrective surgery.
Poorly healed fractures can be a detriment to the individual and render work difficult, due to limitations in their extremities.
Fracture of the Femur and Social Security Disability Help
If the applicant’s impairment falls within any of the following categories set forth by Social Security Listing’s 1.06, then a strong claim may exist The Listing is as follows;
- Solid union not evident on appropriate medically accepting imaging and not clinically solid; and
- Inability to ambulate effectively as defined in 1.00B2b, and return to effective ambulation did not occur or is not expected to occur within 12 months of onset.
As stated earlier, poorly healed fractures restrict individuals from many jobs. The pain that occurs is severe and can often be debilitating to the sufferer. If you have any questions regarding your eligibility, please contact us at 1-800-882-5500 or submit an application for a free claim evaluation.