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  • How Do Car Accidents Cause Fractured Kneecaps?

    July 28, 2018

    Kneecap fracture is caused when the knee area sustains a direct blow as a result of a motor vehicle accident, sports accident or a slip and fall accident when the knee is severely impacted with a hard surface. These injuries cause immense pain and restrict your mobility for a long time, till the area is completely healed. These fractures account for nearly one percent of all bone injuries. There can be a partial or complete fracture, the bone may break into two or more pieces, depending on the nature and extent of the impact.

    What is kneecap? The “kneecap” is a triangular section of bone that is located in front of the knee. It is connected to the joint and the upper and lower leg by several tendons and ligaments. It is not essential in walking or bending the leg, but it helps to increase muscle efficiency and acts as a shock absorber. When we perform activities like climbing stairs or squatting, the kneecap absorbs the maximum stress.

    What are the symptoms of kneecap fracture?

    The symptoms include severe pain and swelling, inability to extend the leg, tenderness when pressure is applied and a deformed appearance. It’s important to consult a qualified doctor immediately if you experience any injury in your knee area after an accident. Fractures are diagnosed by X-rays and physical examination.

    Treatment is based on the severity of damage. Painkillers, surgery, kneecap replacement surgery, etc may be required. Physiotherapy is needed post-surgery to regain flexibility.

    If you or a dear one has suffered such an injury, contact an experienced car accident lawyer immediately. You may be entitled to compensation.

  • How Do Car Accidents Cause Fractured Kneecaps?

    July 28, 2018

    Kneecap fracture is caused when the knee area sustains a direct blow as a result of a motor vehicle accident, sports accident or a slip and fall accident when the knee is severely impacted with a hard surface. These injuries cause immense pain and restrict your mobility for a long time, till the area is completely healed. These fractures account for nearly one percent of all bone injuries. There can be a partial or complete fracture, the bone may break into two or more pieces, depending on the nature and extent of the impact.

    What is kneecap? The “kneecap” is a triangular section of bone that is located in front of the knee. It is connected to the joint and the upper and lower leg by several tendons and ligaments. It is not essential in walking or bending the leg, but it helps to increase muscle efficiency and acts as a shock absorber. When we perform activities like climbing stairs or squatting, the kneecap absorbs the maximum stress.

    What are the symptoms of kneecap fracture?

    The symptoms include severe pain and swelling, inability to extend the leg, tenderness when pressure is applied and a deformed appearance. It’s important to consult a qualified doctor immediately if you experience any injury in your knee area after an accident. Fractures are diagnosed by X-rays and physical examination.

    Treatment is based on the severity of damage. Painkillers, surgery, kneecap replacement surgery, etc may be required. Physiotherapy is needed post-surgery to regain flexibility.

    If you or a dear one has suffered such an injury, contact an experienced car accident lawyer immediately. You may be entitled to compensation.