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Dr. Frank Holmes
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Knee Injuries (Overview)

A knee injury is a condition in which a person has a bruise, sprain, cut, or fracture in his knee. Fractures can be just cracks in a bone, or they can be displaced fractures, with the broken pieces out of place. Bruises appear with swelling, pain, and redness. Sprains occur in a joint that has been moved too far in any direction.


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Why're knee injuries so devastating?

Why're knee injuries so devastating?

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 elimination from a lot of strenuous activity once repaired and healed. Other injuries can be minor and heal without restrictions needing to be placed. ...Read more

Dr. Frank Holmes
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Knee Injuries (Overview)

A knee injury is a condition in which a person has a bruise, sprain, cut, or fracture in his knee. Fractures can be just cracks in a bone, or they can be displaced fractures, with the broken pieces out of place. Bruises appear with swelling, pain, and redness. Sprains occur in a joint that has been moved too far in any direction.


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What are the most common knee injuries?

Knee injury: Most common are sprain ,strains of supporting structures such as the muscles, tendons (structure which attaches muscle to bone) ,ligaments (structure which connects bone to bone). , contusions which are bruises of the bones . Most of these can be treated with conservative measures , ice ,rest, compression, gentle exercise. ...Read more

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Knee injuries (Tip)

Doctor, can my knee surgery be done through arthroscopic means? ...See more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse your eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do not rub your eye
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What are some symptoms of knee injuries?

What are some symptoms of knee injuries?

Knee injuries: Knee injury is accompanied by pain , swelling, bruising , feelings of weakness or buckling, at times numbness and tingling., giving out or instability, difficulty with stairs , kneeling , squatting, pivoting, crouching,running , jumping . ...Read more

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Where can I find exercises for knee injuries?

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Where can I find exercises for knee injuries?

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 the injury itself. You can improve the situation by strengthening the quad muscles. Exercises like straight leg raises, stationary bicycle, and slow stair-walking will not harm the knee and can relieve hamstring tendonitis and pain. ...Read more

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Treating a Head Injury (Checklist)

Get help or see a doctor right away
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See a doctor for diagnosis; do not diagnose yourself
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Don't drive a vehicle with a head injury; have someone else drive you
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Ice the area, if you can
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How long willit take for knee injuries to heal?

How long willit take for knee injuries to heal?

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 need surgery. Sprains and strains are usually short-lived, such as 2-6 weeks.Fractures may or may not require surgery, rehab, etc. ...Read more

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What is the frequency of knee injuries in basketball?

What is the frequency of knee injuries in basketball?

Relatively common.: Ankle and foot injuries are much more common, but kn ee ligament injuries and meniscal injuries are common. ...Read more

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Treating a Rotator Cuff Injury (Checklist)

See your orthopedic or sports medicine doctor
Monthly
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How many different types of knee injuries can you get?

How many different types of knee injuries can you get?

Dozens.: There are various tendinitis, bursa inflammation, sprains, strains, ligament tears, meniscal tears and fractures, just to name a few. ...Read more

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Managing Knee Pain (Checklist)

Try to determine the cause
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If swollen, ice the knee with a bag of ice, frozen peas, etc.
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See a doctor
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Consider seeing a physical therapist
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How can you determine the different types of knee injuries?

Difficult to answer : This question, unfortunately, can not be simply answered in the space allowed here. There are many types of knee injuries affecting bone, ligaments, cartilage, tendons, blood vessels and the lining of the knee. Determining the cause requires training and experience and a variety of possible testing modalities like x-ray, mri, ct and ultrasound. ...Read more

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What is the best cardio exercise for a person with knee injuries?

What is the best cardio exercise for a person with knee injuries?

Avoid pounding: Its probably best to perform cardio
exercises which will allow pounding or
knee impact
the best exercises would probably be
cycling, elliptical and swimming. ...Read more

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Best cardio exercises for a 40 year old person with knee injuries?

Best cardio exercises for a 40 year old person with knee injuries?

Water aerobics: Water aerobics and swimming in general provide a great work out that does not load the knees and generally makes people with knee arthritis feel better. ...Read more

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Are there any times of the year when knee injuries are more common?

Are there any times of the year when knee injuries are more common?

No.: Knee injuries are common year round. in the winter, many ski related injuries involve the knee, and so do falls on ice and snow.
In summer, people are more active, thus, leading to more knee injuries. ...Read more

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How are knee injuries different between younger adults and older folks?

How are knee injuries different between younger adults and older folks?

Knee injuries: The types of knee injury do not really differ between adults and children (mostly ligament sprains or ruptures). The ability to heal and recover without surgery are much better in children. Adults healing course and symptoms will be altered by the amount of degenerative arthritis they have, which is something children don't have. Adults are more likely to get swelling ("water") on the knee. ...Read more

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What are the most common knee injuries and which part of the knee is affected?

What are the most common knee injuries and which part of the knee is affected?

Sprain, strain, tear: Knee sprains, muscles strains and tears of the internal cartilage/meniscus are the most common knee injuries. The medial collateral ligament (mcl) is the most commonly sprained ligament. The hamstrings are the most strained muscle group, and the meniscus and articular cartilage can often sustain tears that require arthroscopy intervention (surgery). ...Read more

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What knee injuries can people fully recover from, and which ones cause permanent problems?

What knee injuries can people fully recover from, and which ones cause permanent problems?

Hummmmm?: Sprains and strains usually recover well. When there is cartilage damage, bony damage & ligamentous interruption, there is usually some degree of permanent impairment. That is not to say one doesn't recover and go on to perform at high levels, but there is a degree of permanent damage. Fully recover? Most like most. It will depend on the overall severity of injury and repair needed & rendered. ...Read more

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After standing with locked-out knees for more than 1.5 hours, knee bit swelled and feels strange. No previous knee injuries or problems.

Meniscus: You may have a small meniscus tear. that excessive load for that long maybe aggravated it. Sometimes it aggravation can be in the results for enlarging the tear. If it comes back see in orthopedic surgeon if it doesn't don't worry about it ...Read more

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How can I prevent knee injuries?

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How can I prevent knee injuries?

Tough question: Most knee injuries occur despite all the training that we do to prevent injuries. However, quad strengthening and overall conditioning can slightly decrease chances of injury. ...Read more

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Could knee injuries close up growth plates?

Could knee injuries close up growth plates?

Yes: Any injury involving a growth plate may lead to an abnormal closure of the growth plate which may result in a limb length difference. ...Read more

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What common knee injuries can you get from running?

What common knee injuries can you get from running?

Pain: mostly front part of knee pain. do not run, use other non-impact exercises. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if knee injuries could stunt growth?

Can you tell me if knee injuries could stunt growth?

Only if: the injuries affected the growth plates in your legs when you were young, especially below the age of 15. ...Read more

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What are some things to do to prevent knee injuries?

What are some things to do to prevent knee injuries?

See below: Strengthen the surrounding muscles of the knee as well as you can. This will help keep the ligaments in place due to the increased muscle tone surround the knee. Don't over extend your capabilities, warm up thoroughly and stretch, stretch and stretch prior to activity. Obviously, the older you are, the longer this may take but the benefits are far reaching, . ...Read more

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Are body weight exercises best for a person with back and knee injuries?

Are body weight exercises best for a person with back and knee injuries?

Yes: Most therapy programs for back and knee injuries involve core exercises and quad exercises. Body weight exercises are more than enough to fit this goal, where there is no need for extreme weights and lifting. The key is always to strengthen the core axial and trunk muscles before moving to the extremities. ...Read more

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Are squats helpful for reducing knee injuries?

Yes.: Short arc squats are very effective in building quad muscle strength, and should help reduce knee injuries. ...Read more

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What're some knee injuries caused by sports?

What're some knee injuries caused by sports?

Many !: Knee sprains can involve one of the 4 main stabilizing ligaments, acl, pcl, mcl, lcl. The quadriceps or patellar tendons, medial and lateral meniscal tears. Symptoms and the mechanism of injury help narrow the possibilities. If you are having pain you should see your physician. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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