Pascoe Law FirmKnee Injuries From Car Accidents
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Knee Injury From Car Accident Lawyer
After a car accident it can be quite common for someone to injure their knee. You usually hear about knee injuries in relation to sports. However, one the most common causes of knee injuries are motor vehicle accidents. When knees twist or bend involuntarily due to an external force, it places undue stress on ligaments, cartilage, or joints and can result in a variety of painful injuries. The most common types of knee injuries include:
- Torn Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)
- Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Injuries
- Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Injuries
- Sprains or Strains
The ACL is the most commonly injured ligament in the knee. It can be hurt by the knee:
- Changing direction too quickly
- Suddenly decreasing speed from running
- Landing incorrectly from jumping
- Taking a blow from an object or a collision
When the ACL tears, it unravels. Symptoms of the injury include hearing a “pop” sound, pain, swelling in the knee, an inability to put weight on the knee, and feeling like the knee is unstable.
How To Treat Torn ACLs
PCL injuries are somewhat rare and usually accompany injuries to other structures of the knee when they do occur. PCL injuries can also include strains and sprains due to hyperextension or twisting. PCL injuries often result in swelling, instability, difficulty walking, and pain.
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The medical collateral ligament is a band of tissue located on the inner part of the knee, which keeps it from over-extending inward. MCL injuries involve either a sprain or tear that is usually caused by a direct blow to the outside of the knee. Symptoms of an MLC injury include:
- Popping sound at the time of injury
- Tenderness along the inside of the knee
- Feeling that the knee may give out when pressure is applied
MCL injuries generally do not require surgery, but treatment may involve wearing a brace to restrict movement of the knee. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may need physical therapy to completely recover.
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