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What are some dangers of knee and leg injuries?

January 27, 2016

If you have been in an accident and suffered from leg or knee damage, don’t make the mistake of downplaying it. Even though these injuries are often seen as less immediately catastrophic than others, we at Gary C. Johnson understand that they can have a painful and long-lasting impact.

The slope to recovery for leg and knee injuries can be steep. Not only is it difficult to tell how well those areas will heal, but it is also hard for doctors to accurately pinpoint a healing time. This is because everyone uses their legs to differing levels, and what might be considered a good rest period for some may not be enough for you, or vice versa. In addition to that, if your injury requires surgery, it is also possible for the surgery to be unsuccessful the first time. This can add additional complications and lengthen your healing period.

When it comes to soft tissue damage around the knee, it can worsen quickly. This is especially true if the injury is left untreated, or if the treatment is not enough. Unfortunately, knee or leg trauma can sometimes be set aside for more immediately serious injuries in the emergency room. Because of that, a long time may pass between the accident and your leg or knee trauma acting up. This may cause difficulties in determining the source of the pain.

Despite how common these injuries are, they are also very difficult to deal with because of the noted reasons. If you would like to read more about the potentially negative impacts of leg and knee injuries, please visit our blog.