Our clients have suffered knee injuries in car accidents, truck accidents, slip & falls, and motorcycle accidents. Whenever the knee hits a hard object, such as a dashboard of a car, or when the knee is twisted in a fall down or motorcycle crash, soft tissue, bone, ligaments, tendons, and knee muscles can be damaged. Knee injuries as a result of a Bucks County, Mercer County or Philadelphia accidentcan be treated so that you can walk normally again.
The knee joint is one of the most complex joints in the human body. Be sure that you are getting the proper treatment so that you can get back on your feet.
The knee joint is made up of several bones including the femur, tibia, fibula, and the knee cap, (patella). The major muscle groups that move the knees are the quadriceps and the hamstrings of the upper leg. Tendons and ligaments hold the knee joint together. Knee ligaments are commonly injured in accidents and sports related injuries. The ligaments of the knee joint include the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL), medial collateral ligament (MCL), lateral collateral ligament (LCL), and the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL).
The bones of the knee are protected by the meniscus, which is a type of cartilage that acts like a shock absorber and keeps the bones from rubbing together. When the knee suffers an impact injury the meniscus is often damaged, causing pain and restriction of the knee joint. When the meniscus is damaged as a result of an accident, injections of medicine that act like a lubricant can be administered to reduce the accident victim’s knee pain.
Orthopedic doctors are the type of medical specialists that treat knee injuries after a Pennsylvania or New Jersey car or truck accident. An orthopedic doctor will commonly order x-rays and MRIs of the knee joint to diagnose a traumatic knee injury. Treatment for accident related knee injuries includes physical therapy, knee braces, injection therapy, and casting or immobilization of the knee joint. If one of the ligaments of the knee is ripped or torn, an accident victim may have to undergo surgery to repair the damaged ligament.
Unlike nerve damage or traumatic brain injury, most types of knee injuries have a good recovery rate. There are a few different types of knee injuries that are permanent in nature and will cause the accident victim years of pain and restrictions. It is important to get the proper medical treatment for your knee injury. Similar to shoulder injuries, knee injuries have a significant impact on the injured victim’s life. Most daily activities are affected by a knee injury.
Learn more about recovering financially from your knee injury from Bucks County or Mercer County personal injury lawyer, Michael L. Saile, Jr. Provide us with your contact information and we will schedule a free consultation to review your case and your knee injury. We will monitor your medical treatment for your Bucks County, Mercer County, or Philadelphia knee injury and help you recover the compensation that you deserve from a negligent driver.