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Knee Injuries

Injury or trauma to the knee whether the result of a car accident, a work accident, slip, trip or fall, can have a profound effect on a person's life.

Common knee injuries include:

  • Fractures (broken bones)
  • Dislocations
  • Cartilage tears
  • Ligament damage (Sprains)
  • Tendon damage (strains, ruptures or inflammation)
  • Bursitis (inflammation)

    Knee sprain

    A knee sprain is the result of a pull or partial tear of muscles or ligaments. Treatment includes rest for 2-3 weeks, crutches or brace and ice applications.

    Bursitis

    People who constantly kneel to work, such as plumbers, roofers, carpet layers, coal miners or gardeners are at greatest risk of developing knee bursitis.

      Pre-patellar bursitis (also known as Housemaids knee or Water on the knee is a swelling and inflammation of the bursa on the front of the knee cap. The knee bursa is in the front of the knee cap, and it may be damaged by prolonged kneeling or a blow. Symptoms include painful swelling over the knee cap. Rest, strapping, avoiding kneeling can help improve the symptoms. Occasionally draining the excess fluid from the knee is required.

      Pes Anserine bursitis can be caused by direct trauma or overuse. Medial knee pain and skin numbness below patella (knee cap) may be present

    Inflammation of ligament

    Pellegrini-Stieda Lesion. This is an inflammation of the ligament on the inside of the knee that attaches the thigh bone to the main lower leg bone. It is usually caused by injury to the knee in the form of a blow to the side of the knee. Pain, swelling and tenderness is usually present at the site. Physiotherapy may be of assistance.

    Cartilage tears

    Damage to one of the two menisci in each knee joint. The menisci are cartilages that run around the top end of the tibia (main lower leg bone) to deepen the socket of the joint and stabilise it. The cause of the tear is usually abnormal twisting of the knee.

    Symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking and sometimes locking of the knee joint that is worse with movement. The joint often feels unstable.

    Rest of the knee with strapping and using crutches may allow the knee to recover. Locked knees can be released by manipulation. X-ray and MRI to make diagnosis. In severe cases surgery (menisectomy) may be necessary to remove the torn cartilage.

    Ligament tears

    Two sets of ligaments in the knee give it stability: the cruciate and the collateral ligaments. The cruciate ligaments are located inside the knee joint and connect the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia).

    The cruciate ligament located toward the front of the knee is the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), and the one located toward the rear of the knee is called the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL). The collateral ligaments are located at the inner side and outer side of the knee joint.

    If you injure your ACL, you may not feel any pain immediately. However, you might hear a popping noise and feel your knee give out from under you. You may experience swelling of your knee and pain when standing. Walking or running when the ACL is injured can result in cartilage damage. Conservative treatment and surgery is available.

    PCL injuries disrupt knee joint stability because the shinbone can sag backwards. Surgery is not always needed. However, if the PCL injury pulls a piece of bone out of the top of the shinbone, an operation is needed to reattach the ligament.

    If the medial collateral ligament has a small partial tear, conservative treatment usually works: Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation. If the collateral ligament is completely torn an operation may be needed.

    Patella (knee cap) Injuries

    Patello-Femoral Pain Syndrome is a common knee injury caused by overuse or strain to the knee. There is pain in the front part of the knee behind or around patella (knee cap) that is a dull ache with sharp exacerbations aggravated by climbing or descending stairs or slopes. Physiotherapy may be of assistance.

    Patellar dislocations most commonly occur due to twisting injury to knee. Only 10 % are caused by direct trauma. Symptoms include:

    • kneecap (patella) displace to the outside of the knee (laterally)
    • knee swelling
    • knee pain and tenderness
    • knee cap; that is, able to move the knee cap excessively from right to left (hypermobile patella)

Initial treatment consists of immobilising the knee, followed by gentle active range-of-motion (ROM) exercises. Physical therapy should be involved to help regain joint and leg strength. Surgery may be necessary in severe cases.

Knee Injury Solicitors

Our knee injury compensation solicitors are members of the Solicitors Regulation Authority panel of personal injury experts. They are known for providing competent legal advice and achieving excellent results. They will defend your rights and provide you with legal advice and representation using the No Win No Fee scheme. To find out about your rights with regard to making a compensation claim for a knee injury, please contact us.

  1. Our knee injury compensation solicitors will provide you with legal advice on your rights and entitlements to compensation with no further obligation.
  2. Our solicitors are specialists with extensive experience in negotiating, settling and litigating accident compensation claims.
  3. If you decide to instruct any of our specialists to obtain compensation for you, they will act on a no win no fee basis. Compensation is paid in full and win or lose there is no charge.

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