NC97.0/S87.0 Crushing injury of knee



Crushing injury of the knee is caused by a sudden, direct force applied to the knee joint, such as a car accident or a fall.


The diagnosis of crushing injury of the knee is made by physical examination, imaging studies such as X-rays, MRI, and CT scans, as well as laboratory tests.

Differential diagnosis

Other conditions that can cause knee pain and should be ruled out include meniscal tears, ligament tears, tendon tears, fractures, osteoarthritis, and gout.


Treatment for crushing injury of the knee depends on the severity of the injury and may include rest, ice, compression, elevation, physical therapy, bracing, medications, or surgery.


The prognosis for crushing injury of the knee depends on the severity of the injury, but most patients can expect to make a full recovery with proper treatment.

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