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What is a posterior cruciate ligament injury?

Having gotten into a car crash in Missouri, you have likely experienced an injury of some kind. While neck, head and spine or back injuries are discussed frequently, they are not the only type that you can suffer from. Today, we will take a look at a specific type of knee injury.

According to Mayo Clinic, a posterior cruciate ligament injury is one that affects the ligaments attaching your thigh bone to your shin bone. If it is harmed, it can cause swelling and pain, as well as a sense of instability due to how crucial this point is for your overall balance. It is harder to harm the posterior cruciate ligament than the anterior. Additionally, the symptoms can potentially be so mild at the start that you may not notice. This can make it hard for sufferers to get treatment in a timely fashion.

One of the most common reasons for this injury is in a car crash where your bent knee slams against the dashboard. This is called a "dashboard injury". It results in the shin bone being pushed below the knee itself, tearing the ligament. Without proper care or treatment, symptoms will likely worsen until they can no longer be ignored or until the damage is formidable. Heal times for this type of injury can range from weeks to months depending on its severity.

Have you torn your posterior cruciate ligament in a car crash? Consider contacting an attorney for information about potential compensation options. You can seek payment for the suffering you have faced and help pad any medical costs incurred by your wound in the future.

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