Knee injury healing time and recovery can vary depending on the severity of the injury and what specific part was affected. If you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence you could be entitled to compensation which may help with extra rehabilitation sessions or take the pressure off returning to work too soon and causing further damage. To find out more, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
How do knee injuries happen?
The knee is made up of many parts including bone, cartilage, meniscus (which minimise the impact of running and jumping), ligaments and tendons. The knee can be vulnerable to injuries such as fractures/breaks, dislocations, damage to the ligament and sprains. They can happen after a slip, fall, traffic accident, sporting injury or from any strong impact of force.
Knee injury healing time and treatment
Most knee injuries will benefit from the RICE method (Rest, Ice, Compression, Elevation). You should seek medical advice for any pain in your knee and any trouble moving. Your doctor can diagnose the specific injury you have and advise the best course of treatment and give you an idea of how long the injury will take to heal.
Your doctor may suggest that you wear a brace around your knee to immobilise it and protect it from further damage. You will likely require crutches to help you move around while you have one leg out of action.
You may be given anti-inflammatories (non-steroidal) to help with any swelling and you may also be prescribed pain killers if you are feeling uncomfortable. Injuries may take several weeks or months to heal but if your knee injury is really severe you may need surgery which could take a lot longer to recover fully from.
Get expert advice
If you would like to know more about your options including compensation then contact Accident Advice Helpline. You may have been told you knee injury healing time will only take a few weeks but in that time it may have affected your job, social life and more.
Get free expert advice from the professionals by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 for mobiles). Our friendly advisors will be able to tell you whether your knee injury qualifies for compensation and we could even give you an idea of what amount you could be awarded.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen