PA Workers Comp Injuries: Knee Injuries
Knee problems are amongst the most common work-related injuries in Pennsylvania. Some jobs in Pennsylvania that can lead to knee injuries include landscaping, hydrofracking, and various other labor jobs.
To avoid knee injuries on the job, it’s important to lift using proper technique and also to take plenty of breaks and stretch often.
Here are some of the most common work-related knee injuries, as well as a little bit of information about each one:
Knee sprains are injuries to the ligaments that hold the knee together. Knee sprains occur when the ligaments become stretched or torn and cause the knee to become either painful or unusable, depending on the severity of the sprain.
A meniscus tear is an injury that occurs as a result of injury to the inside of the knee. The knee contains pieces of cartilage that absorb shock for the thigh bone. This cartilage can become damaged due to overuse (which could classify as a repetitive strain injury) and can slowly become unusable.
Knee Joint Dislocation
A knee joint dislocation usually occurs after the knee takes a high-impact hit. This injury causes severe damage to all the components of the knee and can damage blood vessels. Joint dislocations of the knee require emergency surgery.
Knee fractures occur as a result of blows to the knee bones, or when a person falls directly down onto the knee.
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