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When do kids injure their knee in an accident?

When do kids injure their knee in an accident?

Kids and teens may injure a knee in a fall or accident. Active and athletic kids might have overuse knee injuries. These happen when someone trains too much or makes repetitive motions involving the knee.

What happens to your knee when you fall?

Contusion A knee contusion or bruise is a common injury if you fall on a hard surface. The impact can cause a blood vessel or capillary in the skin or muscle underneath to leak blood into the surrounding area, creating the black and blue sign of a bruise.

When to IC your knee after a fall?

Icing is good in acute injury and helps reduce swelling and pain. You should be careful not to keep the ice on too long as the peroneal nerve on the lateral side of the knee can be damaged by freeze injury and leave you with a foot drop; so 15-20 minutes on and 15-20 minutes off is the usual recommendation for icing an injury.

Can a hard fall cause a patella fracture?

A hard fall can lead to a bone fracture involving the knee joint. Symptoms of a patella fracture include immediate pain, swelling, inability to completely bend or straighten the knee, and inability to walk. A fall that involves hitting the inside or outside of your knee can lead to a fracture of the large bone of the shin at the knee.

Kids and teens may injure a knee in a fall or accident. Active and athletic kids might have overuse knee injuries. These happen when someone trains too much or makes repetitive motions involving the knee.

What happens when you have a knee injury?

Most knee injuries cause pain. A knee injury may also lead to the knee feeling weak, “giving way,” or “locking.” Someone with a knee injury might not be able to fully bend or straighten the knee. The injured knee may be swollen or bruised.

What causes inability to bear weight after a knee injury?

“Inability to bear weight after a knee injury could be caused by a fracture, bone contusion, cartilage injury or ligament tear,” explains Dr. Brown. “Initial treatment includes using crutches or a steerable scooter to take pressure off the injured limb and minimize additional damage to the knee.”

What should a child do to prevent a knee injury?

When jumping, kids should bend the knees while landing. This takes pressure off the ACL and prevents injury. If kids cut laterally or pivot frequently (as in soccer), encourage them to crouch and bend at the knees and hips to reduce the chances of an ACL injury.

When does a sliding tackle cause a knee injury?

Most injuries occur during a sliding tackle when the knee is subjected to a force (known as valgus force) that causes the tibia to bend outwards relative to the femur.

“Inability to bear weight after a knee injury could be caused by a fracture, bone contusion, cartilage injury or ligament tear,” explains Dr. Brown. “Initial treatment includes using crutches or a steerable scooter to take pressure off the injured limb and minimize additional damage to the knee.”

How did my little sister break her arm?

Around six months ago, she broke her arm along with her hand. It was during the night and she was taking a shower. I was in my room (Our rooms sit side by side with the bathroom connecting them together) and I was doing some homework when all of a sudden I heard a huge clunk in the shower. I then started hearing her cry and calling for help.

What happens if you don’t treat knee instability?

Moderately serious: Damage to the cartilage can lead to arthritis. The pain and instability of an acute injury may become chronic if not treated right away. Serious: A more severe injury, if neglected, can suddenly worsen if you overdo it. For example, a partial tear may become a complete tear.