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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


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Is a bulge behind my knee a symptom of knee injury in the front?

Is a bulge behind my knee a symptom of knee injury in the front?

Yes it could be: Many time people come because of the blug behind the knee or the side of the knee, we take MRI we find meniscus tear or arthitis.Thanks. ...Read more

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How do I care for a knee injury?

How do I care for a knee injury?

Ice.: Ice your knee for 20 minutes at a time, 3-5 times per day. Also, take an over the counter anti-inflammatory medication. ...Read more

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How do I recover from knee injury?

How do I recover from knee injury?

RICE: Tough question because it depends on the type of knee injury. Most knee injuries are sprains or strains. If that is the case use the mnemonic rice. It stands for r=rest, i=ice, c=compression (use an ace wrap), and e=elevation (to get any swelling down). ...Read more

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How can I take care of my knee injury?

How can I take care of my knee injury?

Evaluation: To best give focused treatment advice, should be evaluated and examined by a sports medicine specialist (including sports physiatrist or orthopaedist). To start with, in general, ice the knee, rest it, elevate, modify activities to avoid pain-provoking maneuvers. If no contraindications (e.g. No stomach ulcers, kidney problems, heart disease, high blood pressure), can take short-term nsaids. ...Read more

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I have a knee injury. What should I do?

I have a knee injury. What should I do?

Ice.: Apply ice , 20 m inutes at a time, 4-5 times per day. Take an over thr counter anti-inflammatory medication, if you can. See an orthopedic knee specialist, for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a knee injury, what should I do?

I have a knee injury, what should I do?

See an orthopedist: Knee injuries vary in intensity and character, and really are best managed by orthopedic surgeons or rehab docs. Not all knee injuries eventuate in surgery, and most orthopedic surgeons try conservative measures first. ...Read more

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How can I heal soft tissue knee injury?

How can I heal soft tissue knee injury?

Depends, do you: Mean like you banged it and have some skin abrasions and bruising but with no interior derangement? If this is what you mean, then consider, rest, gentle range of motion, nsaids if appropriate for your health. If it does not get better in a few days, consider seeing a physician. ...Read more

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What knee injury do I have if instability?

What knee injury do I have if instability?

Usually a ligament: Ligament damage is the usual cause of instability-acl, mcl, etc. See an orthopedist. ...Read more

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How to know if I have a major knee injury?

How to know if I have a major knee injury?

Trauma.: If you've had any trauma to the knee, you may have a major injury. Usually, fluid on the knee indicates something major may be going on, like a meniscal or ligament tear. ...Read more