If you suspect that you or a child has sustained a knee injury, it’s often difficult to identify the type and/or the severity. Any injured knee needs to be examined and attended to by a qualified physician as a priority. Only a qualified physician can provide an accurate and reliable assessment.
Fractures, dislocations, sprains, and ligament tears are the most common types of injuries to the knee. Depending of the severity, symptoms of a knee injury can include:
- Pain, bruising and swelling around the area
- Catching or locking up of the joint, when moved
- A feeling of instability, as if the knee is giving way