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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Hurt Your Knee in an Accident? Get the Medical Care You Need!

 Being injured in an accident can throw your life through a loop like few other things. It can be both overwhelming and exhausting trying to wrap your head around all that has happened and all that lays ahead. The focus throughout, however, should be your health and recovery. These priorities need and deserve ample attention even when you feel like you have no energy to attend yet another doctor’s appointment. Getting immediate medical care after an accident as well as receiving consistent follow-up medical care can be critical to most effectively recovering from your injuries. It can also be critical in preserving the value of your personal injury claim as medical evidence plays a pivotal role in this.

If you have hurt your knee in an accident, receiving the necessary medical treatment for your injury can help address any pain or mobility issues you may be suffering from as a result. Be sure to get examined by a doctor right away and comply with recommendations for the treatment path ahead.

Hurt Your Knee in an Accident? Get the Medical Care You Need!

Your knees may be something you take for granted. A pain-free, fully functioning knee is something most of us rely on every single day. We may not know what a gift this really is until we are injured. The knee joint is complex and operates like the hinge of a door. When functioning properly, the knee joint allows a person to bend and straighten their legs, an integral part of sitting, running, and jumping.

The knee joint can be broken down into several components. First, there are the bones. The femur is the thighbone at the top of the joint, the tibia is at the bottom of the joint, and the patella, or “kneecap,” acts as the covering at the meeting point between the other two bones. Then, there is the cartilage which is the tissue that acts as a cushion around the bones. The ligaments, four of which are in the knee joint, are the ropes that hold the bones together and provide them with stability. Last, there are the tendons that connect the muscles which support the knee joint.

All of these elements of the knee joint can suffer injury in an accident. Treatment of the injury will depend on the nature and extent of the injury. For instance, a fracture to the bones in the knee or around the knee can be the result of high impact trauma caused by something such as a car accident. Another common knee injury is dislocation caused by a trauma pushing the knee bones out of proper alignment. Tears to the tendons in the knee are also commonly injured due to direct impact in an accident.

There are several commonly ordered treatment options in knee injury cases. Often, an injury victim will benefit from resting and icing the injury. Pain medication can assist in not only helping to alleviate the pain, but also reduce inflammation to the injured area. The knee may also require bracing. In extreme cases, surgery may be ordered. After surgery, the knee will most likely be out of commission for an extended period of time. The injury victim will then need the assistance of something like crutches or a wheelchair during the recovery process. It is also likely that physical therapy will be recommended in order to rebuild strength and mobility to the knee and leg.

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