Let the Professionals at Accident Centers of Texas Effectively Treat Your Injury
Knee injuries are among the most frequent types of trauma suffered in an automobile wreck. Your knees may get twisted or hyperextended, or may suffer injury through blunt force contact with the dashboard, side panel or even the airbag. In the process, many things can happen—you might strain or tear ligaments or tendons, tear the meniscus (the soft cartilage-like substance that provides cushioning) or even break your kneecap. Regardless of the type of knee injury you’ve suffered, Accident Centers of Texas can help.
Some of the Symptoms of a Knee Injury
In many instances, the signs of a knee injury will be clear—you may have swelling or limited range of motion, or you may not be able to put any weight on the knee without discomfort. Other indications of potential trauma to your knee include:
- Discoloration or warmth in or around the kneecap or knee joint
- Pain when you touch the back or side of your knee
- Loss of stability or strength in the knee—it’s not so much that it hurts when you put weight on it, but that it won’t support your weight
The Most Common Types of Knee Injuries Suffered in Car Accidents
Your knee is one of the most complex joints in your body. The impact of a collision may cause damage to:
- Your ligaments – There are four different ligaments in your knee, but the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is the one that allows you to walk and put weight on your knee. ACL tears are relatively common in car accidents.
- Your meniscus – It’s not uncommon to tear your meniscus, which can lead to pain, swelling, stiffness, locking of your knee and difficulty straightening your leg
- Your tendon – The patellar tendon connects the kneecap to the shinbone. When it becomes inflamed, it can lead to tendonitis. A torn patellar tendon will prevent you from running, jumping or engaging in many other physical activities
Accident Centers of Texas—Committed to Returning You to Maximum Health
At Accident Centers of Texas, our primary objective is always to bring you back to full health. We see patients at eight convenient locations throughout the DFW Metroplex, from Dallas, Pleasant Grove, Oak Cliff and Fort Worth to Arlington, Irving, Garland, and Frisco. We can usually schedule an appointment for the same day you call. Based on the nature of your condition and your needs, you may be treated by one of our nurse practitioners, by a chiropractor, or by both.
When you have an injury that requires medical care, we are available to meet with you Monday through Thursday, 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m., Fridays 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. To schedule an appointment, call us at 214-974-4041 or contact our offices.