The knee joint is often damaged in sports and the injuries can be quite serious. A “blown-out” knee joint is considered as a severe or traumatic knee injury.
What are the types of knee joint injuries?
In most cases of sports-related knee joint injuries, they often involve the knee ligaments. The main knee ligaments that are typically damaged include:
- Anterior cruciate
- Posterior cruciate
- Lateral collateral
- Medial collateral
In severe sports-related injuries, it is likely for other injuries to be present such as damage to several ligaments.
In severe cases of knee joint damage, knee dislocation can occur. In this type of injury, further assessment is required in a healthcare facility. There is also a high possibility of damage to the nerves or blood vessels.
What are the long-term issues from trauma?
One of the main issues of concern in severe sports-related knee joint damage include lasting knee issues. Those who sustain these injuries face a higher risk for ending up with arthritis in the joint later in life.
Damage to the knee joint can result to accelerated wearing out and might require further treatment later in life. Even though an individual who sustained a serious knee injury can fully recuperate and avoid any issues later in life, there is still a possibility for future injury. Once an injury occurs, it is vital that correct treatment is started so that the knee can fully recover both in the short-term and long-run.
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