Injuries to the knee make up a very large portion of personal injury and workers’ compensation claims in Massachusetts. Like the shoulder, the knee is quite susceptible to injury. It is a delicate symphony of body parts that can become easily disrupted. Sometimes a knee injury can be brought on by one specific event, or through repetitive stress to the knee, or simply by degenerative changes brought on by age.Knee Injury Information
Mensiscus injuries – Each knee has two menisci which are C-shaped and act as a layer of protection between the shin bone and thigh bone. A torn mensicus may or may not need surgery to be repaired. This is typically done through arthroscopic surgery which is a relatively painless procedure. Generally the victim 2-3 months after the surgery is able to resume normal activities.
ACL Tears – Tears of the anterior cruciate ligament are very common injuries that happen not only from personal injury accidents, but also from sports such as basketball and football. The ACL runs diagonally down the knee and can be sprain or torn with even the slightest awkward movement. This is a very serious injury to the knee that will require months of rehabilitation following the surgery.
Knee fractures – A fracture is another work for broken. The knee bone is called the patella and this bone can be injured from a high impact such as a motor vehicle accident, or slip and fall. Sometimes this injury requires surgery but usually can heal on its own.
Dislocations – The patella can become dislocated, causing extreme pain and discomfort. This is a very common knee injury that can be brought on by countless types of trauma to the knee.
Bursitis – Bursae are small sacs of fluid which enable the tendons and ligaments of the knee to effectively and comfortably work together. They can become inflamed and cause serious pain from the swelling.
Knee injuries can occur from some of the following types of personal injury accidents:
- Car accidents
- Workers’ compensation accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accident cases
- Nursing home abuse cases
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Snow and ice accidents
- Construction accidents
- Dog bites and attacks
- MBTA accident cases
- Daycare center accidents cases
- Elevator and escalator accident cases
Regardless of how you injured your knee, you may be considering pursuing legal action. Contact us today for a free consultation to discuss the specifics of your case, and to find out if you have a valid case to pursue. Call the Law Office of Christopher Earley today for your free, no obligation consultation. Be sure to request our free books that make up our Truth Series collection. Hurry while supplies last!