People depend on their hips and knees to accomplish such simple tasks as standing and walking. When a person suffers an injury to either their hip or knee, their entire life can be turned upside down. These injuries are very debilitating, and many accident victims soon realize that they will suffer significant financial losses as a result.
At Cimarron Ridge Legal Group, our team helps personal injury victims fight for their rights. If you want to talk with a lawyer about your chances of receiving compensation, please contact our law firm today. A member of our team will be happy to review your case.
The knee is one of the more complex body parts. Muscles, bones, ligaments, and tendons all join and must be working together for the knee to function properly. Any injury to the knee can leave a person laid up at home, unable to move. Knee injuries can be very painful but, unfortunately, are not easy to fix.
At our firm, we have seen clients struggle with:
- Tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)
- Meniscus tears
- Fractures, including fractures of the patella (kneecap).
Treatment for a knee injury depends on the precise injury. For fractures, a surgeon might need to insert a screw, pin, or plate to hold bones in position. If tendons or ligaments have been stretched or torn, then surgery might be required. Some knee injuries respond well to conservative treatment like rest, ice, and compression, but even conservative treatment often requires that a person is off their feet for weeks.
Some knee injuries become degenerative and can lead to arthritis or other chronic conditions. These victims will face a lifetime of medical care to help them cope.
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Hip injuries are some of the worst injuries that a person can face. The hip not only supports weight but can cause intense pain when any part of it has been injured.
Among the more serious hip injuries we have seen are:
- Repetitive stress injuries
Fractures to the hip deserve special mention because broken bones can cut off blood flow to the area, leading to serious complications. Any pain in the hip should be immediately diagnosed by a doctor, who might need to perform surgery. In extreme cases, a person could need their entire hip joint replaced. Even relatively minor hip injuries can leave a person unable to move for months on end as they struggle with pain and stiffness.
How These Injuries Happen
Many hip and knee injuries are the result of traumatic accidents, such as car crashes and slip and falls. In a car wreck, a person’s knee can slam into the dashboard, resulting in injury. When a person falls, they might strike their hip or knee on the ground or become injured when twisting or turning to avoid a fall.
Hip and knee injuries happen in many locations and a variety of contexts. The Key will be determining whether someone else is to blame for the accident, which might qualify our client for compensation.
Contact Our Law Firm Today
If you have suffered a knee or hip injury in Colorado, help is available. The experienced team at Cimarron Ridge Legal Group can represent you in a legal case. Call us today to schedule your complimentary consultation.