There are many injuries that people sustain in road traffic accidents every day all over the country. One of these injuries is knee injuries. Due to the complex make up of the knee it makes it susceptible to injuries. The knee is made up of bone, cartilage, tendons and ligaments all of which can be damaged. The injuries your knee can sustain go from minor injuries to major injuries requiring surgery.
In Pontypridd road traffic accidents, the most common types of knee injuries are Fractures and Dislocation. A fracture is when the bone around the knee such as the patella is broken. Then dislocation is when the knee becomes out of place such as when the femur and tibia are forced out of alignment causing an abnormality in the knee structure. The signs that you may have damaged your knee will be pain and swelling of the area.
The best initial treatment for a knee injury is to use the RICE method:
- R – Rest
- I – ice
- C- Compression
- E- Elevation
But then be sure to seek professional medical attention as soon as possible. The type of treatment the doctor prescribes will depend on your general health, your age and the severity of your injury. In minor cases non surgical treatment will be provided. This may mean a brace to immobilise the knee or if you have fractured your knee then a cast will be put on to hold the bones in place while they heal.
This will be followed by physiotherapy which is a course of exercises to the knee and leg muscles to restore the function of the knee. With all of that you will be given some anti inflammatory pain relief.
However if the injury requires surgical treatments then this can be done in one of two ways, key hole surgery using miniature equipment and small incisions or full open surgery which will mean a longer recovery time.
Pontypridd road traffic accidents that leave people with knee injuries can have a real impact on that person’s life. It can cause them lots of pain and mean they have to take time off work to recover. If you have suffered a knee injury then you may not realise that you are entitled to make a claim for personal injuries. If the accident was not your fault, you needed medical treatment and it was in the past three years then you can claim.
To make a claim for knee injuries from Pontypridd road traffic accidents
Go to Accident Advice Helpline’s website and take the 30 second test to see if you are eligible. Here you can also use our calculator to see the amount of compensation you could get.
If you would rather speak to someone in person then we have a free phone number 0800 689 0500 where our advisers are on hand all day everyday waiting to take your call.