Knee Injury Lawyer
The knee is the largest joint in the body. It contains the anterior cruciate ligament, the posterior cruciate ligament, the medial meniscus, and the patella (kneecap), among other ligaments. It also connects to the femur, fibula, and tibia.
Knee injuries often occur through degeneration or repetitive movements, but they can also the result of vehicle accidents or falls. Common injuries are:
- Tears in the meniscus (the rubbery cushions around the kneecap)
- Ligament tears, like a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- Kneecap dislocation
- Knee joint dislocation
- Breaks or fractures
Injuries to the knee can be serious. They often require surgery, either immediately or if injury becomes worse over time. During surgery, a surgeon inserts a camera into the knee through a small incision. This is called arthroscopic surgery. This way, a surgeon can visualize the injury before repairing it. For more serious injuries, open knee surgeries may also be required.
Surgery helps with immediate pain or immobility, but knee injuries can have lasting effects, and contribute to future degenerative issues. Like all injuries, a knee injury may lead to struggles in keeping up with your job or enjoying your hobbies.
Seeking Help For Your Injuries
If you have suffered a knee injury as the result of an accident, be sure to talk to a doctor about the severity of your injury, and what treatments are available. To learn more about your rights after an accident, talk to an attorney.
Perenich, Caulfield, Avril & Noyes (formerly Perenich & Carroll) was founded in 1955. We are exclusively invested in helping personal injury victims— and their loved ones — win compensation and find justice. We approach every case with passion, experience, and dedication, and strive to provide the answers you need, when you need them.
If you are seeking help after a knee injury, please contact us. We’ll see you through.