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How is a ligament sprain treated in er?

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Dr. Paul Kovatis
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In brief: RICE

Rest, ice elevation, wrapping (compression to for swelli, patients are usually given crutches based on pain level) x-rays are often done to ensure there are no broken bones ( a common problem that mimics sprains), pain medication or anti - inlammatories and patients are encouraged to see an md in a few days to be sure all is well the acronym :rice: refers to rest, ice, compression and elevation.

In brief: RICE

Rest, ice elevation, wrapping (compression to for swelli, patients are usually given crutches based on pain level) x-rays are often done to ensure there are no broken bones ( a common problem that mimics sprains), pain medication or anti - inlammatories and patients are encouraged to see an md in a few days to be sure all is well the acronym :rice: refers to rest, ice, compression and elevation.
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