It's no secret that a knee injury can be incredibly painful. But did you know that a knee injury can also be catastrophic? This is especially true if the injury causes long-term or permanent damage, which can hinder your everyday life.
If you have suffered a knee injury, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Failure to do so could result in significant health problems down the road.
Catastrophic Knee Injuries
A knee injury is typically considered catastrophic if it causes damage that is long-term or permanent and hinders your everyday life.
There are many different types of knee injuries, ranging from minor to major. Some of the most common include strains, sprains, and tears. These injuries can occur when you twist or turn your knee in an awkward way, resulting in the overstretching or tearing of ligaments and tendons. In severe cases, the bone itself can be fractured.
In car accidents, knee injuries are often caused by the impact of the dashboard or steering wheel. This can cause serious damage to the knee, including fractures, dislocations, and ligament tears.
Knee injuries can also be caused by repetitive motion. For example, if you work a job that requires a lot of bending or lifting, you may be at risk of developing tendonitis or patellar tendinitis. This is a condition that occurs when the tendons that attach your kneecap to your thigh bone become inflamed.
If you have suffered a knee injury, even if you don’t think it is catastrophic, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Failure to do so could result in significant health problems down the road. Your doctor will likely recommend a course of treatment that may include rest, ice, compression, and elevation (RICE). In some cases, surgery may be necessary to repair the damage.
Our Team Can Help
If you’ve suffered a catastrophic injury through no fault of your own, you may be owed compensation for your losses. Don’t delay—contact our office right away for more information.
Contact our firm today at (210) 934-6609 or fill out the online contact form. Speak with a member of our team and learn about your rights to move forward!