Every year in the U.S., acute knee pain generates more than 1 million emergency hospital visits and approximately 1.9 million outpatient visits. As an experienced Gainesville accident attorney I know that in a car crash, the knee is susceptible to acute injury to the bones forming the joint, ligaments, muscles, tendons, and menisci. Particularly common are fractures and soft tissue injuries, including damage to the PCL, ACL, and MCL, that may require surgery. The knee may also sustain several grades of sprain and strain. For any knee injury, seek immediate medical treatment.
A knee injury may occur naturally over time as the body ages and is subject to wear and tear. This is called chronic knee injury and pain. However, in many cases, a traumatic, sudden event may cause acute knee injury. These are some common causes of acute knee injury:
- a car crash;
- a trip-and-fall accident;
- a blunt impact or blow; or
- a sports activity (ie., skiing, football, basketball, or soccer).
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