Lots of things make up the knee, and we rely on it daily to help us get around and bend our legs. Any injury to the knee can be problematic, therefore, and it’s possible to have trouble completing your daily tasks even with a minor knee injury. There are many knee injury names you might be familiar with, so let’s look at a few of them here.
The most common bone to be broken in the knee is the patella, otherwise known as the kneecap. Any fall onto the knee means you’re falling directly onto the kneecap, and since there is only a thin layer of skin covering the kneecap, it can be in for a painful bashing.
What about other common knee injury names?
Other common injuries to the knee include those that can happen when a knee is twisted or turned awkwardly. In these instances, it’s possible to injure the knee’s cartilage. An anterior cruciate ligament tear is also common in some instances, as is the posterior cruciate ligament tear.
The knee also has tendons and muscles that help it do its job, and these can also be sprained or strained beyond their usual range of motion. Since a knee injury can be serious, it is best to see your GP to determine what you’ve done if you do ever injure your knee.
Is it possible to claim anything if you injure your knee?
It depends on how the injury happened. You must be able to prove the injury occurred because of the negligence of another person to receive compensation. If you can, the amount you receive will be calculated by looking at the nature of your injury and how serious it is. For instance, a minor ACL tear will likely receive less than a severe and complete tear that requires surgery for the person to fully recover.
This can be quite complex, so why not call Accident Advice Helpline now to find out what may apply in your case? Calling is easy on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 on a mobile. With a chance to claim compensation, it makes sense to speak with an advisor on our enquiry line now, no matter which knee injury names apply here. If you do that, you’ll see whether one of our lawyers can begin a claim on your behalf.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen