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Anterior cruciate ligament knee injury, what to do?

Anterior cruciate ligament knee injury, what to do?

See a specialist.: See a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, who has experience with ACL's. ...Read more

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Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
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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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Anterior cruciate ligament - is this knee injury really bad?

Anterior cruciate ligament - is this knee injury really bad?

Yes: The anterior cruciate ligament is the main stabilizing ligament of the knee. With acl deficiency the knee will tend to "give-way" with quick stops and starts or changes in direction. Giving way episodes can damage the joint line further and tear meniscal tissues. Without a functioning acl sporting activities should be severely limited. Reconstruction is recommended for the athletically active. ...Read more

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Went to ER for knee injury found out it was ligaments but for the last two day my leg and ankle has been beyond swollen what's causing that?

Went to ER for knee injury found out it was ligaments but for the last two day my leg and ankle has been beyond swollen what's causing that?

Gravity: Knee injuries can cause swelling in the lower leg, ankle, and foot. The swelling travels down with gravity. However, you should be checked asap to make sure that you dont have a more serious problem such as a blood clot. ...Read more

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Recently i had knee injury and didn't see a physician but on the side of patella there is a hard thing popped out what is it? Ligament? Bone? Cruciate?

Recently i had knee injury and didn't see a physician but on the side of patella there is a hard thing popped out what is it? Ligament? Bone? Cruciate?

See a physician: Without knowing the type/mechanism of injury and whether you have other symptoms it would be hard to speculate. There are several possibles, but with a mechanical symptom of something hard next to the patella it is time to have a physician obtain a thorough history, examine your knee and possibly obtain x-rays or other studies. ...Read more

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What might recovery from calf augmentation due to a knee injury?

What might recovery from calf augmentation due to a knee injury?

Depends on the knee!: If you have a pre-existent knee injury, calf augmentation could cause leg swelling that may aggravate your knee. If your knee injury is severe, you should handle your knee issue before undergoing calf augmentation. If it's a chronic issue alleviated with stretching and ice, calf augmentation may not affect your knee issue. It's dependent on the severity of your injury and what your surgeon says. ...Read more

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How can you promote and allow full recovery of a knee injury to avoid athritis and surgery?

How can you promote and allow full recovery of a knee injury to avoid athritis and surgery?

Depends on injury: One can expect full recovery after minor sprains/strains. More severe injuries (ligament ruptures, cartilage tears) may best be treated surgically to optimize recovery and in theory slow/prevent evolution of arthritis. For symptoms (pain, swelling, catching, locking) persisting for more than 4-6 wks expert opinion should be sought. ...Read more

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How to promote and allow full recovery of a knee injury to avoid arthritis and surgery?

How to promote and allow full recovery of a knee injury to avoid arthritis and surgery?

See details: It depends on the type and severity of the injury. Some will not recovery without surgery. Some will take days, weeks or even months. See an orthopedist for advice. Exercises and physical therapy may help. ...Read more

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How can I handle an ill-timed knee injury?

Listen to doctor: No tricks here, you just have to listen to what your doctor tells you to do so it will heal properly. ...Read more

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If you have a substantial knee injury, what is the normal time frame to get the patient in for a MRI. X-ray show No breaks possible chip though.

If you have a substantial knee injury, what is the normal time frame to get the patient in for a MRI. X-ray show No breaks possible chip though.

Order MRI: I would have an MRI ordered and depending on facility that determines how long until you get an MRI done. Also, if the MD wrote urgent/acute on order.... ...Read more

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Can jumping off moving equipment 5 to 15 mph on to uneven ground for 35 years up to 150 times a day cause back and knee injury? The injury's has caused total disability to lower spine and knees!

Can jumping off moving equipment 5 to 15 mph on to uneven ground  for 35 years up to 150 times a day cause back and knee injury? The injury's has caused total disability to lower spine and knees!

This : This is a loaded question. There are many things that happen with age regardless of what activities you do. There are other things that happen as a result of trauma, but usually from a specific injury. While people discuss "cumulative trauma" there is no solid scientific evidence to establish that is causes arthritis. One of the questions is: what else might you have been doing if you weren't doing your job? If you were skiing, snowboarding, running, playing soccer, etc., you may have developed the same problems. The theoretical "8-hour" work day means that less than 1/3 or our time is actually spent at work (assuming 2 days off per week). Many of the things we do in our off-work time also contribute to arthritis and back pain. Have you been assessed for conditions like ankylosing spondylitis or other inflammatory arthropathies? Some of those can be improved with medications. If you've been doing your job for over 35 years, then you are also at an age when some arthritis was likely to happen anyway. Be mindful about opening a worker's compensation claim. There are some advantages, but also disadvantages. Have a frank conversation with your treating physician about the nature of your back and knee problems, any injuries you may have had, and the possible relationship to your job before deciding which way to go. Two things that can help both problems are losing weight (unless you're already very thin) and avoiding smoking. You'd be surprised how much they contribute to pain. ...Read more

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My pcp Dr gave me Norco 10 for knee injury. My rheumatologist gave me Flexeril 5mg BID. Can you take both of them. At the same time or space it out.

My pcp Dr gave me Norco 10 for knee injury. My rheumatologist gave me Flexeril 5mg BID. Can you take both of them. At the same time or space it out.

Better separate: They are not the same type of medication, one is a pain medication and one is a muscle relaxant. Because both have the capability of causing sedation, it would be safer to take one then wait to ensure no side affects and then later if you still need something to take, take the other. ...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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How does a knee injury affect the gait?

How does a knee injury affect the gait?

Knee injury and gait: Your gait, or walking pattern, depends a great deal on your knee function. A fracture, tear, sprain, strain, effusion, contusion, etc. Can limit range of motion causing a stiff-knee gait. ...Read more

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more