Knee Injury Due to Motor Vehicle Accident

Everyday we hear about auto accident injuries occurring in Jacksonville and Orange Park, whether in the news, from a family member, our colleagues, or we fitness them firsthand. These accidents can cause serious injuries to a person, which at times stays with them for a lifetime.

Damage to the knee is one of the outcomes of vehicle accidents, which has the potential to completely immobilize a person. This is because walking requires the movement of the knee, which becomes restricted when it is injured. Claiming medical insurance becomes necessary when the injury is serious and requires surgery. In such circumstances, an attorney in Florida will help you get the right amount in compensation, while you recover from your injury. However prior to contacting an attorney, you need the proper medical care.

Symptoms of Knee Injury

If you are suffering from a knee injury, these are the symptoms you will most likely encounter.

  1. Variations in the range of motion, which hinders the extension of your walk or knee.
  2. Feeling pain when you are performing a task or even resting.
  3. Unsteadiness and weakness.
  4. Tingling sensation, and tenderness on the knee.
  5. Swelling and redness on the knee.
  6. Sticking out bone or any other deformity is the sign of fracture or break.
  7. Color changes because of the bruise or changes in temperature (fever or cold).
  8. The feeling of something ripping or popping in the knee.
  9. Locking or grinding of the knee bones indicates that bones are not at their right places.

Different Types of Knee Injury

You will get the insurance depending on the type of knee injury you have. It can range from subtle to acute knee injury. These include fractures, knee strain and sprain, anterior cruciate ligament, dislocation of the knee, medical collateral ligament, and posterior cruciate ligament.

There are three levels of knee sprain:

a)     Grade 1 Knee Sprain

At this level, the fibers of the knees are completely intact and stable, and only the ligament is stretched, which is causing the pain.

b)     Grade 2 Knee Sprain

In grade 2 knee sprain, there is a little bit of unsteadiness, which can be visible in some cases. There is also a partial tearing of the ligament fibers.

c)      Grade 3 Knee Sprain

At this point, the situation of the knee is very serious and the ligament fibers are entirely torn.

Treatments of Knee Sprains and Strains

Physical therapy, joint elevation, application of heat and cold, limitation of physical activity, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications, and splints are the popular treatments present for knee strains and sprains. The time required for the knee injury to heal properly depends on the age and overall health of the person. In some cases, surgery is the only solution. Therefore, do not handle the matter of knee injury lightly as it can cause mobility problems in the future.

If you have injured your knee and need immediate assistance call Spinal Injury Centers today (904) 644-7034.

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