Knee injuries are very common in accident claims. The knee is the largest joint in the body and connects to four bones and four main ligaments. Because there are so many working parts to the knee, it is easy for it to become injured if the right conditions are present.
Many different types of injuries can occur to the knee. Types of knee injuries can include torn ligaments or meniscus, a torn ACL, dislocated kneecaps, and broken bones. If a knee injury is left untreated, the injury may turn into arthritis.
Knee Injuries can happen from:
- Slip and Falls or Trip and Falls
- Car Accidents
- Work-related injuries
- Sudden Twisting of the Joint
- Aging Joints
Knee injuries related to car accidents often happen when the driver or passengers knees hit the underside of the steering wheel area upon impact. This can often cause broken or dislocated knee caps, of muscle or ligament sprains or tears. Additionally, slip and fall accidents can lead to meniscus tears, or ACL tears as well, due to the large amount of impact a person endures from slamming their knees into the ground.
If ice or over the counter medication does not relive your pain, you need to seek medical attention immediately. It is important to go to your doctor as soon as you can if you have endured a knee injury, so you can be properly treated and not let the injury get worse. Knee injuries can often need surgery or physical therapy, and sometimes, in extreme cases lead to knee replacement surgery.
The Anderson Law Firm is dedicated to helping knee injury victims recover after their injuries. Mark Anderson is a Board Certified Personal Injury Attorney who has been practicing in the North Texas area for over 20 years. If you or someone you know needs help after an injury please call 800-354-MARK today for a free, no obligation consultation.
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