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Knee Injuries: Treatment, Procedure, Cost and Side Effects

What are Knee Injuries? How is the treatment done? Are there any side effects? How long does it take to recover? What is the price of the treatment in India? Are the results of the treatment permanent?

What are Knee Injuries?

The knee is known to be a body part that is most likely to get injured. The injury can be of any kind such as sprains, bruises, fractures, overuse injuries or even meniscus. Knee injuries are mainly caused by twisting or bending forces on the knee or a blow from playing or falling harshly. Knee injuries might also be caused by accidents as well. Having diseases such as osteoporosis can also cause you to have knee injuries as the bones are weak due to this disease. The common symptoms that you can notice from a knee injury are swelling, pain and redness in the affected areas. To detect the cause and the severity of the injury, MRI scans and X Rays are done. A knee injury can happen to anyone thus you can prevent it by proper training, exercises and safe playing and be cautious at all times to avoid falling. Most of the knee injuries are caused by an external force such as bending and twisting of the knee which are anatomically incorrect. If the knee injuries are left untreated then it can lead to complications regarding ligaments and cartilages. Arthritis and other joint diseases makes you more vulnerable to knee injuries.

How is the treatment done?

To begin with the course of the treatment, the medical expert first undergoes a range of tests and physical examinations such as MRI scans and X Rays. Depending on how you have acquired an injury, the course of treatment starts. The doctors check whether the cartilage and the ligaments are affected or not. Fractures commonly involve in plastering the affected area and you are required to take medicines that are rich in Vitamin D. The X Rays and the other scans determine the exact areas that are affected and also helps to evaluate the soft tissues surrounding the knee. The common treatment for any knee injury is splinting and immobilization of the knee. For cases such as severe knee dislocation, surgeries may be necessary. Certain equipments help you to eliminate the pain that is caused when you try to move your knee. Ligament tear may or may not require surgeries but you require therapies and crotches or even wheelchairs in order to immobilize the injured area. Most knee surgeries are done by a procedure called arthroscopy where repairs can be done on your knee without having to make large incisions. Surgeries might sometimes be delayed to avoid complications in the inflammation of the affected area.

Who is eligible for the treatment?

Due to any unfavorable activity if you face pain, swelling, hot sensation, redness, tenderness and difficulty bending your knee then you are eligible for this course for this treatment.

Who is not eligible for the treatment?

If you face cardiac problems then your medical expert might avoid you to undergo a surgery and certain medications might be avoided as well.

Are there any side effects?

The side effects of this course of treatment require immobilization of your knee. This causes you difficulty in performing day to day activities and the pain in the affected areas last for a considerable amount of time. You face problems in moving and cannot perform exercises that you might require.

What are the post-treatment guidelines?

You should take ample amount of rest and avoid possible injuries in your knee by being cautious and safe playing. You should also have a diet that is rich in Vitamin D and you should also take Vitamin D supplements in order to cure the pain. You should also avoid straining your knee to expect a faster recovery time.

How long does it take to recover?

Any knee injury takes time to recover unless they are merely bruises. A fracture takes a month to recover from with the help of external medical equipments. Bruises and sprains take two weeks to recover which also depends on the severity of the injury.

What is the price of the treatment in India?

The price of treatment depends on the type of injury that you have faced. If you have bruises and sprains then along with the equipments and the medicines, the price ranges from Rs. 500 to Rs. 3,000. If you undergo a surgery then the price in India ranges between Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 30,000. ,

Are the results of the treatment permanent?

The results of the treatment are permanent but you need to be cautious at all times as the injury might come back if you face any accident or overuse of the knee. You also need to maintain a good diet and consume supplements of Vitamin D to have a good immune system.

Popular Questions & Answers

Recently I have done my right knee mri and resulting grade 3 tear posterior torn medial meniscus comes please advise whether I required any surgery or it will cure from medicine my knee hurt when walking or bending doctors prescribe tablet diacerein and disperzyme tablet for one month.

MS - General Surgery
General Surgeon,
Grade iii will land up I surgery but after 12 weeks of injury get your knee clinically examined if still there is pain and subluxation get arthroscopy.
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I'm 64 years old was hit by a car on left hip and fell on my knees in 2009, i'm using predisone and diclofenac but it does not heal, instead it's getting worse, went to the doctor who took xray and said its arthritis. What is the best medication I can use?

MBBS, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Orthopedist, Mumbai
1. Prednisone is not good for the bones. In the long run it will lead to osteoporosis and bone thinning 2 If the damage in the hip is severe better to of load the hip by using a walking aid or as you are 64 you can think of hip replace ment surger...
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I have problems with my left knee, which had KNEE ARTHROSCOPY performed and now there is partial movement in left knee. More than a year has passed now but still I am unable to run or hard exercises. Please suggest the course of action.

MBBS, MD - Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Orthopedist, Mumbai
Post arthroscopy You must be having a weak thigh muscle Hence you require a course of physio from a good physiotherapist.

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