Knee and Shoulder Injuries Following an Accident or Trauma

Apr 19, 2021 | Personal Injury Guru

Were you aware that our joints are the most frequently injured body parts after an accident, making knee and shoulder injuries extremely common? On today’s episode of The Personal Injury Guru, David Papa is joined by Dr. Mohit Bansal, orthopedic surgeon at the Comprehensive Spine Institute in Tampa Bay. Dr. Bansal is also an associate professor of orthopedics at Nova Southeastern and the University of South Florida, as well as the head orthopedic surgeon for the Tampa Bay Rowdies. They’ve discussed everything there is to know regarding knee and shoulder injuries, and we’re giving you the run-down here.

The Rundown on Knee and Shoulder Injuries

Knee injuries are the most common, if unfortunate, side effect of sports accidents and everyday traumas alike. If you come in to see a doctor following a knee injury, the first thing you can expect is to undergo a basic physical exam and x-ray. Depending on your doctor’s findings, additional tests – such as an MRI – may be done. If surgery is required, don’t worry: it’s typically minimally invasive, with physicians able to do the entire procedure through two small incisions. Other procedures discussed include those that are done to correct torn ligaments, of which the three most common are the:

  • MCL, or medial collateral ligament, which is a strip of tissue located behind the knee.
  • ACL, or anterior cruciate ligament, which is a strip of tissue that connects the shin bone to the thigh bone and is most often injured during physical activity
  • PCL, or posterior cruciate ligament, which is a strip of tissue that keeps the lower part of the leg properly aligned when the knee is bent.

From what to expect from a rotator cuff surgery to the commonality of shoulder injuries following a slip-and-fall accident, David Papa and Dr. Bansal cover all of the basics – and then some – that anyone with a knee or shoulder injury would benefit from knowing.

If you’ve recently experienced a knee or shoulder injury due to an accident and are concerned about medical expenses, you have options for getting the justice you deserve. Don’t hesitate to schedule a free consultation with David Papa to learn more.

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