Do you know what one of the most car accident injuries is? Believe it or not, it’s a knee injury. When you think about it, that actually makes sense because when you’re driving your knees are in close proximity to a number of unyielding surfaces including the steering wheel, the dashboard, your car door, and one of the front tires. Impact can result in bone damage, but more often the injury that occurs is to one of the four main ligaments—the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL), the lateral collateral ligament (LCL), the medial collateral ligament (MCL), and the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL)—inside the knee joint. For example an injury sometimes referred to as “dashboard knee” occurs when the forward force of the knee hits the dashboard often tearing the PCL.
The victim of a ligament injury can experience high levels of pain and be unable to walk, but even if such severe symptoms aren’t immediately apparent, there could still be significant damage to the knee. A small pain left unchecked could lead to chronic knee problems in the future. So if you’ve been in a car accident and are experiencing even minor knee issues, come to A & I where we specialize in treating car accident injuries. We’ll give you a thorough examination and get to the root of your knee problems. We’ll have you back walking on two healthy knees again in no time.