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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
It depend what kind: Of injury you have minor bruises take about a week to heal and some major injury (acl tear) take 4-6 month to heal..
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee injuries: Depends upon the location and extent (the personality) of the injury. Meniscal tears and full thickness acl tears don't heal on their own, and may nee ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience Family Medicine
Knees: I know it. I have a wound on my knee that reminds of this since I was a child. Knees are thick skinned and the joint gets a lot of stress. There for p ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sandra Pinkham
52 years experience Holistic Medicine
Listen to your body: Massage and gentle stretching loosen muscle contractions which aggravate joints. Topical magnesium oil is helpful as well. Yoga can relieve stress wh ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Some are, some not: Depending on the nature of the injury, severity (grade) and location often determines how bad the injury is. Some can be devastating, causing elimina ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Camille Clinton
19 years experience Sports Medicine
Overuse injuries: The most common reason for knee pain are not traumatic injuries, but overuse injuries. These can cause patellofemoral pain or anterior knee pain, it ... Read More
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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
See below: This would obviously depend on the type of injury but generally speaking: pain, swelling, stiffness, locking, decreased range of motion, bruising, et ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Here!: Most knee injuries have some degree of quad inhibition or quad weakness. It often causes more pain and difficulty in the inner part of the knee than t ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
Fairly common: Knee injuries are fairly common in basketball, especially acl tears.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chen
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Lots: In general you can have bony or soft tissue injuries of the knee. Bony would be a fracture or cartilage injury. Soft tissue would be a ligament or men ... Read More

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