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  2. Knee pain triggered by a fall can signal injuries as minor as a bruise that you can treat at home to as serious as a torn ligament or fracture that may require surgery to repair.

    • An Abrasion. Virtually everyone has had a knee abrasion at some point—usually from concrete. These injuries are sometimes called "scraped" or "skinned" knees.
    • A Laceration. Lacerations are a step beyond abrasions. A laceration is a cut in the skin that's often caused by blunt trauma. Smaller lacerations can get treatment at home with cleaning and bandaging.
    • A Contusion. A contusion (better known as a bruise) might accompany other injuries from a hard fall on the knee. Contusions occur when a damaged capillary or blood vessel leaks into the area around it, often leading to skin discoloration.
    • A Strain or Mild Sprain. A muscle strain occurs when a muscle or the tendon attaching it to a bone has been overstretched or slightly torn. Such injuries might result from either repetitive movement or a one-time injury like an unnatural twisting of the joint.
  3. Patella fractures are injuries often associated with a blow to the knee. Common causes include: Falling directly on the knee, especially on a hard surface such as concrete; Sports where the knee may be directly hit by a ball, bat or stick; Car accidents where the knee hits the dashboard; Gunshot wounds

  4. Oct 24, 2019 · Generally, knee injuries suffered on concrete involve some kind of blunt force with direct contact of the knee with the concrete. These injuries can result in: Patella, or knee cap, fractures: can occur when the knee is bent at 90 degrees, forcing the knee cap to absorb the full force of your body weight.

  5. Sep 3, 2022 · Knee Injuries From Falling On Concrete. There are several types of knee injuries caused by falling or landing on the knee, but fracture of the patella, dislocation of the patella, knee sprains, meniscal tears, and anterior cruciate ligament damage are the most common. If you land hard on your knee, the patella can easily fracture and dislocate.

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