The patella, also known as the kneecap, is one of several bones that make up the knee joint. The patella is a relatively thick and strong bone that lends strength, stability and protection to the knee joint as well as its surrounding structures. If strained enough due to an accident, injury or blunt force trauma the patella can be fractured just like any other bone. If you have suffered a patella fracture in a Maryland accident do not hesitate to call an experienced Maryland Trial Lawyer who has experience handling kneecap fracture injury cases.
Accidents Causing Knee Injuries
Despite the patella being structurally sound it is still prone to severe injury in many types of accidents. These accidents can be:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Falls, especially from high places
- Biking accidents
- Sporting accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
Knee Injury Treatment
X-rays must be done in order to accurately assess the extent of the patella’s damage. The course of treatment is determined by how severe the damage is. Sometimes surgery is required to repair the broken patella. Other times, such as in the case of a hairline fracture, immobilization may be sufficient to repair the fracture. Immobilization is done with a brace or cast and will also help to keep physical discomfort to a minimum.
If surgery is required it s a major surgery and will require the use of screws, pins and wires to keep the patella in place during recuperation.
After a severe knee injury you may face lifelong complications as a result such as arthritis, stiffness and pain.
All of these injuries, issues and complications may entitle you to medical benefits and financial compensation for your injuries. Working with an experience injury lawyer at The Law Office of John Grason Turnbull will ensure that your rights are protected and you get any and all benefits and sources of compensation to which you are entitled.
Let a Maryland Knee Injury Attorney Help You
Do not wait to call Maryland Kneecap Injury Lawyer John Grason Turnbull by dialing 410-321-8860. The Law Office of John Grason Turnbull offers free consultations to those injured in Maryland. Feel free to email our lawyers directly to schedule your appointment.