You may be suffering from an outside of knee injury, also be known as an injury to the Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) where the strong ligament tissue, connecting muscle to bone, runs around the outside of the knee and to the femur and thigh bone. If you suffered this injury following an accident which was not your fault, we would like to offer you free initial advice and guidance about your legal options.
Symptoms and treatment
Symptoms of an outside of knee or LCL injury may include:
- Swelling of the knee
- Stiffness or locking of the knee joint
- Unable to put weight on the knee
Treatments may include:
- Applying ice and resting
- Using a knee immobiliser or brace with crutches
- Pain medication/anti-inflammatory drugs
Though gentle exercise can help other kinds of injuries, for LCL treatment it is best to rest the joint as much as possible so as not to aggravate the injury further.
Diagnosing an outside of knee injury
You should see a doctor if you experience any kind of pain, especially if it last more than a few days. Your doctor may diagnose an LCL injury if they notice swelling and after they have moved the joint around and spoken to you. You may also be required to have an MRI scan to confirm the diagnosis.
If you do not believe you are responsible for your injuries then you could be eligible for a large sum of compensation for the pain you have had to endure. Compensation can also be used to help if you have had to take time off from work to rest and if you need extra help around the home. To find out more about your right to compensation, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Accident Advice Helpline can help
If you would like free initial advice or information about an outside of knee injury (LCL injury) then contact out team of advisors at Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 for mobiles). We offer excellent customer care, endorsed by our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen, and we also offer a no-win, no-fee service. If you are suffering because someone else was negligent and caused your accident, find out what you could be entitled to today.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen