Some knee injuries heal relatively quickly. However, others are more complex, require more in-depth treatment and may perhaps require a visit to a knee injury specialist as well. A lot depends on the nature of the injury and whether basic care and treatment would suffice. In some instances, people require rehabilitation and physiotherapy to recover fully. In other rarer cases, there could be the potential to have surgery to repair any damage. The instance of a serious anterior cruciate ligament tear would likely require surgery, for example.
It’s hard to imagine how a knee injury might impact your daily life. If you cannot put weight on your knee, you won’t be able to walk on it for some time. You may need crutches while the injury heals, and that means you won’t walk for any distance. You may not be able to drive or work either.
What can a knee injury specialist do?
This is a specialist who focuses solely on knee injuries, the components of the knee and how to repair and heal injuries that occur to this part of the body. You may be referred to a specialist if you have a serious knee injury or one that requires further treatment.
Knee injuries can occur in many ways. Slipping or tripping over or experiencing a fall could all potentially lead to suffering from this injury. You may simply twist your knee awkwardly by slipping or tripping over, and that could be enough to cause the injury. It is possible to overstretch one or more ligaments in the knee, and if the stretch is severe, it could lead to a tear in one of the ligaments that may require further treatment to heal.
Can we help you?
If you have seen a knee injury specialist for a knee injury that happened at work, on the roads or in any other location, you may have cause to try and get some compensation. Some of our clients have been awarded compensation upon being able to prove a third party caused their accident to happen.
When you ring Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, you can see why so many others have done the same before you. It’s possible to call on 0333 500 0993 via your mobile, too, or to take the 30-second test we’ve made available here on our website.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen