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.

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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...