New Ligament Found In Human Knee

How this medical breakthrough could help people with work-related knee injuries in Michigan.

Science Daily reports on two surgeons in Belgium who have identified a new ligament in the human knee. This finding could have significant repercussions for patients suffering from anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears.

Some patients who undergo ACL repair and rehabilitation continue to have their knee “pivot shift” or give way. Research shows injury to the newly discovered anterolateral ligament (ALL) might be the cause.

This exciting medical breakthrough could provide relief for many of our clients who suffer from chronic knee problems after an injury at work.

Insurance Company Disputes

It is common for our clients to be cut-off after the independent medical evaluation (IME). A typical excuse is that ACL surgery was successful and the person is now exaggerating his or her complaints.

Most of our clients simply want to recover and get back to work. This research provides hope for individuals suffering from knee complications. It also shows that people can still have problems after a successful surgery.

Reasonable and Necessary Medical Treatment

Workers compensation is supposed to cover any reasonable and necessary medical treatment.  It is important to speak with your doctor about any recurring knee problems. We hope this research leads to new techniques to help our clients get better faster.

Call (855) 221-2667 for a free consultation with our Michigan workers compensation lawyers. We can protect your legal rights and hold the insurance company accountable.

Alex Berman is the founder of Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers. He’s been representing injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Alex has helped countless people obtain workers compensation benefits and never charges a fee to evaluate a case.

Related Information:

How insurance companies use IME doctors to abuse the workers comp system

Photo courtesy of Creative Commons, by Oregon State University.

11/01/2013
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