Any impact to the knee has the potential to fracture the kneecap – the small bone you can feel at the front of the knee. While it does a good job in protecting the underlying structures, it’s also the first thing that takes a bashing if you land on your knee following a fall, or you suffer an impact injury to your knee. If a broken kneecap is suspected, you will have a knee fracture x-ray to determine whether a fracture has indeed occurred.
Fractures can be simple hairline fractures or more complex fractures where the broken pieces of the kneecap have separated from each other. If a fracture is confirmed by x-ray, the patient will either have the leg put in a cast or may undergo surgery. The latter is only required when the pieces of the kneecap have displaced and require moving back into position and held together surgically.
Knee fracture x-ray records
A record of your attendance at casualty and your x-ray and subsequent treatment could come in useful later if you try to make a compensation claim stemming from the accident that caused your injury. It will act as proof of your injury and the outcome you had. The records can then be used to confirm your injury and may help you in claiming compensation.
A broken kneecap can occur in several ways. For example, a high-impact car accident could see your knee suffering an impact if the front of the car caves in. It’s also possible to bash it heavily against the steering column, depending on the impact speed and the position of the steering column in the car.
Is your accident liable to lead to a compensation award for you?
It is sometimes difficult to determine the outcome of any kind of accident. Sometimes it is easy to tell who was at fault, but even then, the other party may not admit blame. Therefore, it is best to have someone acting on your behalf, to ensure you have the best chance of receiving financial compensation for your troubles.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500, or use your mobile to call 0333 500 0993. Whatever you do, don’t hesitate to contact us if you’ve had a knee fracture x-ray. If you have a good case, we can represent you on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Knee injury claims