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What would be the fastest way to recover from a hyper-extended knee?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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Hyperextension knee injuries are not all the same.
The severity of and time needed to recover depends upon what exactly was injured when the knee hyperextended. A mild injury or sprain may allow a return to normal pre-injury activity very rapidly (days), but a more severe hyperextension injury can tear various knee ligaments, capsule and tendons and require surgery and extensive recuperation.

In brief: Seek medical opinion

Hyperextension knee injuries are not all the same.
The severity of and time needed to recover depends upon what exactly was injured when the knee hyperextended. A mild injury or sprain may allow a return to normal pre-injury activity very rapidly (days), but a more severe hyperextension injury can tear various knee ligaments, capsule and tendons and require surgery and extensive recuperation.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Dr. Rajeev Pandarinath
Sports Medicine

In brief: RICE

Typically, knee "sprains" and "strains" heal on their own.
If you experienced significant swelling or have trouble bearing weight on your leg, you should see an orthopedic surgeon to get your knee checked out. If you are able to walk on it but have some discomfort, rest, ice, compression, and elevation (r.I.C.E) for 1-2 weeks. If you still have pain, see a doctor.

In brief: RICE

Typically, knee "sprains" and "strains" heal on their own.
If you experienced significant swelling or have trouble bearing weight on your leg, you should see an orthopedic surgeon to get your knee checked out. If you are able to walk on it but have some discomfort, rest, ice, compression, and elevation (r.I.C.E) for 1-2 weeks. If you still have pain, see a doctor.
Dr. Rajeev Pandarinath
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