Doctors for Knee Injury Treatment in Thottakatukara Jn, Kochi
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Knee is the largest and a complex joint making it vulnerable to injuries. The ligament tear in the knee can cause pain, swelling, tenderness, bruising and reduced movement of knee. However, simple remedies like bracing can treat most of it along with rehabilitation exercises. Following P.R.I.C.E (protect, rest ice, compression and elevation) and avoiding H.A.R.M (heat, alcohol, running and massage) is the self-help treatment that can be followed. If the pain is more severe, then Paracetamol or codeine, or anti-inflammatory non-steroidal painkillers such as aspirin and ibuprofen need to be taken. Physiotherapy is also effective in strengthening the muscles and improving mobility of the knee. Injuries such as Tendon tear, meniscal tear, collateral ligament injury, posterior cruciate ligament etc should be treated initially in a non-surgical way. Sometimes the doctor also, advices knee braces to support the knee, while the damaged ligament heals. However, if it is a fracture or dislocation then you should visit an orthopedic, as surgery is required in most cases. In cases like ligament tear surgery, arthroscopy is done using small incisions and others require open surgery. If you have undergone an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) surgery, then it usually takes around six months before you can return to your normal activities. However, sometimes the recovery period may be longer. If the surgery is PCL (Posterior cruciate ligament) then the recovery period can be between nine to twelve months. Non-surgical sprains can be recovered between three to nine months. Knee injuries require adequate time to heal.
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