About Knee Injuries
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The knees are among the largest joints in the human body. They provide flexibility and stability to the legs and lower body. The muscles, ligaments, tendons and bones of the knee all play a major role in the functioning of the knee. The complexity of the knee, with all these different parts, makes it susceptible to several types of injuries.
Knee Injuries Caused By Vehicle Accidents and Slip And Fall Accidents
Knee injuries usually occur when force is exerted on the leg or knee causing the knee to twist, bend the wrong way, or hyper-extend. That is why knee injuries often occur in slip and fall accidents and car and truck accidents.
The knees are located in close proximity to the vehicle dashboards, steering columns and doors. It is common for a driver’s knees to smash into the steering column in either a front-end or rear end collision. A front seat passenger is likely to strike his or her knees on the dash board in these head-on and rear-end type accidents. Both the driver and front seat passenger are likely to have their knees smashed into the doors during a side impact or T-bone type accidents.
Types of Knee Injuries
The knee is the largest joint in the human body and is comprised of bones, tendons, ligaments and cartilage all of which are susceptible to injury. Approximately 10 million patients visited the doctors last year due to knee injuries involving ligament tears, bone fractures, and dislocations.
The thighbone (femur), shinbone (tibia) and kneecap (patella) meet to form the knee joint. The most common bone broken in the knee is the patella. However, fractures at the ends of the tibia and femur can have an effect on the knee as these two bones help form the knee joint.
Please click on one of the following links to read about bone injuries that involve or effect the knee:
The three bones that comprise the knee joint are connected by ligaments. These ligaments hold the knee together. Please click on the following links to read about common knee ligament injuries:
- Tear of anterior cruciate ligament (ACL Tear)
- Tear of medial collateral ligament (MCL Tear) and Lateral Crucial Ligament (LCL))
- Tear of posterior cruciate ligament (PCL Tear)
The meniscus is a piece of cartilage located between the tibia and femur. This cartilage acts as a cushion or shock absorber which stabilizes the knee joint. Please click on the following link to read about meniscus injuries:
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