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I am injured in my left knee and left hand by road accident. I had tetanus shot. Please tell some medicine to heal the wounds faster.

Dr.Nikita Paprunia 92% (422ratings)
Physiotherapist, Latur
I am injured in my left knee and left hand by road accident. I had tetanus shot. Please tell some medicine to heal th...
Apply ice pack to the area of pain. Follow mobilisation exercises ie keep moving your hands and leg in some. Form of exercises to avoid stiffness. Simple exercises can be done.
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Sir I fall down from 2 steps, then I got mri it showed meniscus grade 1 tear. My prescribed me limcee 500 mg and hifenac p. Some times I feel some inconvenience in my knee, but no pain. Recently I am having light calf muscle pain. Should I go for surgery. Pls suggest me sir how to heal.

Dr.Saddam Hussain 90% (15ratings)
MS - Orthopaedics, MBBS
Orthopedic Doctor, Dindigul
Sir I fall down from 2 steps, then I got mri it showed meniscus grade 1 tear. My prescribed me limcee 500 mg and hife...
Hi Mr. lybrate-user,meniscal tears brings lots of inconvience in the day to day life. Untreated and unattended meniscal pathology may at times may worsen. Treatment options varies from physiotherapy, medication and arthroscopic surgical procedures. We shall discuss the necessary physical therpies and also the remedies. You shall contact me online via Lybrate unique code shbf8b. Thank you.
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Sir/ma'am I am 24 years old and a medical representatives. In 2014, I had an accident and my left leg's pcl got torn completely. Till now I didn't surgery. Being a medical representatives, I have to stand 5 to 6 hrs everyday but despite all these I don't face any kind of problems like walking, jogging, standing for a long time etc. Do I need surgery or I should left as it is? Doctor please suggest.

Dr.Shreya Tripathi 88% (33ratings)
Bachelor of Naturopathy & Yogic Sciences (BNYS)
Yoga & Naturopathy Specialist, Ahmedabad
Sir/ma'am I am 24 years old and a medical representatives. In 2014, I had an accident and my left leg's pcl got torn ...
Hello sir if you are not facing any problems than its ok for not go for surgery but try to keep your weight maintain so that there should be no pressure leg and while standing wear a knee cap for protecting and in hour of nap keep the movement of your leg.
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I'm female, 45 years old I was setting on the ground and sweeping, when I turned around I felt like my left knee twisted and I felt pain I live in turkey and I went to the doctor they did x-ray after that my doctor prescribed the following medicines: laser mikropellet capsule 15 mg bi-profenid emulid plus-jel etotio 400 mg when I used the above medicines I could feel relieve on pain, when the medicines are finished the pain is back. I got those medications several times now it's 4 month and the pain is getting worse day by day the pain is mostly at night-time, I feel pain when setting or standing when I set down or stand up I hear noise on my left knee I think going to the same doctor again will not make any change so I need some help on this issue please consult me on this matter what should be done to get rid of it. Thank you in advance.

Dr.Julie Mercy J David 94% (34984ratings)
Erasmus Mundus Master in Adapted Physical Activity, MPT, BPTh/BPT
Physiotherapist, Chennai
I'm female, 45 years old I was setting on the ground and sweeping, when I turned around I felt like my left knee twis...
Knee ligament laxity if you have problem in your legs then it might be due to ligament laxity where your legs would become very weak due to the old ligament injury and that should be treated immediately. Wear knee cap so that you will feel firm while walking or climbing stairs. This is a general strain and for this you can follow these measures: one keep a pillow right under the knee while sleeping, next is you can keep ice in the painful area for about 5--10 minutes, if pain still persists you can stretch your body by twisting the waist on both sides how we used to do in the school drill similarly you can try! one time you can do hot water fermentation that would help to reduce the muscle strain. You have to do knee strengthening exercises, ie. Knee rehabilitation exercises which will strengthen your knee. Physiotherapy management: you can take ultrasonic therapy in one of the nearby physiotherapy clinics which would help to heal the damaged cartilages along with shortwave diathermy which would help to improve the blood circulation. Ice therapy would definitely help to reduce the inflammation. We also advise you to use knee cap which would help to prevent the knee from damaging further and also to maintain the quadriceps muscle tone.
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My brother having knee injury, and mri reports showing high grade acl tear grade ii tear posterior horn of lateral meniscus mild synovial effusion we are planning to gofor prp injection. And I want to know what is the better treatment for knee injury. Please advice.

Dr.Rahul Rai 92% (3354ratings)
MSPT (Master of Physical Therapy), Bachelor of physiotherapy
Physiotherapist, Gorakhpur
My brother having knee injury, and mri reports showing high grade acl tear
grade ii tear posterior horn of lateral me...
No use of prp in this case. Its need orthopedic repairment of ligament and meniscus. Counslt to orthopedics and physiotjerpist. For more details counslt priavely with report.
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My knee injury because of accident before one month, but I doubt about fusal in that area.

Mr.Wajid Mohammed 92% (688ratings)
Physiotherapist, Hyderabad
My knee injury because of accident before one month, but I doubt about fusal in that area.
Hi lybrate-user the knee is the largest joint in the body. People use it heavily every day as they walk, run, climb, or jump. As a result, it is also very prone to injury and pain. When these occur, a doctor may recommend exercises to help a person strengthen the muscles around the knee. Knee strengthening exercises do not affect the knee joint directly, but they strengthen the muscles surrounding it. Strong muscles in the legs can help provide support for the knees. This support may alleviate pressure and strain on these joints, which can relieve pain and help a person be more active. 1. Leg lift. Lie down on the floor with the back flat. Use a yoga mat, folded blanket, or exercise mat for comfort on a hard floor. Keep the left leg straight and bend the right leg slightly at the knee, bringing the foot closer to the body. Pull the abdominal muscles inward by imagining the belly button pulling down toward the floor. Doing this should bring the lower back down against the floor and help provide extra support during the exercise. Place a hand beneath the lower back to make sure that there is no space between the small of the back and the floor. If there is space for the hand, gently push the lower back down on top of the hand. Slowly lift the left leg without bending the knee. Keep the toes pointed toward the ceiling and stop when the leg is about 12 inches off the floor. It should not be higher than the bent knee on the right leg. Slowly lower the leg back down to the floor. Do not put it down too quickly or let it drop. Repeat two more times with the same leg. Switch side and repeat. 2. Hamstring stretch. Stand straight with the knees only 1–2 inches apart. Hold on to a stable chair, the countertop, or another object for balance. Slowly bend one knee behind the body, lifting the heel off the floor while keeping the thighs aligned. Continue to lift the heel in a smooth motion until the knee bend reaches a 90-degree angle. Keep the straight leg slightly bent to avoid locking it. Hold the bent leg up for 5 seconds and then slowly lower it to the floor. Switch sides and repeat the same. 3. Hamstring curls. This exercise is a variation of the standing hamstring curl. A person can try this version if they have access to a weight bench that is purpose-built for this exercise. It may be more challenging than the standing hamstring curl, depending on how much weight a person uses. Lie face down on the bench with the knees close together. Grip the handles for stability. Tuck the feet under the weight. The weight should sit just above the heels. Slowly bend both knees, using the force of the legs to raise the weight up. Continue to lift the weight in a smooth motion until the knees bend at a 90-degree angle. Hold the weight up for 5 seconds and then slowly lower it back down. Do it for 10-15 times. 4. Step exercises. Use a large, sturdy stool or exercise platform no taller than 6 inches. Step up onto the stool with the right foot and allow the left foot to follow behind. The left foot should not be on the stool but should hang behind it. Keep the body weight on the right foot and hold for up to 5 seconds. Slowly lower the left foot down and then follow it with the right foot. Switch legs, stepping up with the left foot first. Repeat the same. 5. Wall squats. Stand with the head, shoulders, back, and hips flat against a wall. Step both feet out about 24 inches away from the wall, while keeping the back and shoulders against it. Keep the feet no more than hip width apart. Slide the back down the wall slowly until the body is just above a normal sitting position. Hold for 5 seconds and then slide back up. Repeat the same. Follow up after a week after starting these exercises. Thank you.
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Can a soccer player recover from a grade 3 atfl tear without any surgery, and play soccer efficiently without any trouble?

Dr.Rama Bhardwaj 92% (133ratings)
PG Diploma in Health Promotion, Bachelor of Physiotherapy, certificate in Yoga Therapy & Ayurveda
Physiotherapist, Delhi
Can a soccer player recover from a grade 3 atfl tear without any surgery, and play soccer efficiently without any tro...
Grade 3 falls in complete tear category. It may take several weeks. In such case one should not bear weight on affected leg. Regular investigation will tell how much recovery need to be done. Rest is important, bandage cast according to the severity is necessity. For better understanding I need to see reports. You can play soccer but before that your ankle need proper rehabilitation. Ankle sprain are recurrent in nature, hence should be dealt with extreme care & proper rehabilitation protocol. Regards.
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Articular Cartilage Injury - How To Take Care Of It?

Dr.Arjun Shelke 86% (47ratings)
MBBS, Diploma In Orthopaedics (D. Ortho), SICOT Fellowship in Arthoscopy
Orthopedic Doctor, Bilaspur
Articular Cartilage Injury - How To Take Care Of It?

What is Articular Cartilage Injury? 
Cartilage is an important structural unit of the body. It is present in places like the joints, the spine, the end of ribs, in the bronchial tubes, and the ear and the nose. Cartilages are firm, but flexible tissues. There are many types of cartilages found in the body. Among them, articular cartilages are the ones that are present on the surface of the bones. As the name suggests articular cartilages exist to render articulation to the bones and retain their lubrication. Complexities arise when these cartilages are damaged, behind which many causes can play an active role. For example, a sports injury can damage the cartilages around the knees. Other causes include the twisting of the Anterior cruciate ligament and a progressive knee injury. Articular Cartilage Injury can also be an isolated event. 

Since there are no blood vessels in the cartilages, it takes quite long for them to heal. Symptoms Pain and inflammation of the knee Locking of the knee Generation of noises when the knee is moved 

The best treatment option for damaged cartilages is RICE therapy if the injury is not too severe. rice can be broken down into Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. 

  1. Rest: One needs to rest the affected area in order to prevent further injury. However, Rest does not indicate complete immobility. One needs to put as much strain as is within one’s capacity. 
  2. Ice: Ice must be applied on the affected area every 15 minutes following injury for at least 48 hours. Ice works as a vasoconstrictor, as well as a pain reliever. 
  3. Compression: The next step is wrapping a bandage around the affected area. But it is to be remembered that the compression must not be too tight. Compression reduces inflammation and it also safeguards the joint from injury. Professional help might be sought to properly bandage the area. 
  4. Elevation: After the area has been bound well, the leg has to be raised to prevent the fluid from accumulating in the affected area. The leg must remain in that position for as long as the doctor recommends. 
  5. Ibuprofen or pain killers might be prescribed to the patient. 

For severe cases, interventional methods like osteochondritis dissecans surgery might be attempted. The objective of this surgery is to attach the detached fragment. Another surgery that works to restore the damaged cartilage is marrow stem cell transplant whereby the stem cell is implanted in the cartilage defect. Multiple arthroscopic modalities of treatment are now available for cartilage repair which are customised according to the specific condition.

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ACL Injury - Know The Causes Behind It!

Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Wardha, Nagpur, Ms- Ortho, Fellowship in Complex Trauma And Limb Reconstruction, FELLOW IN JOINT REPLACEMENT AND ARTHOSCOPY SURGERY
Orthopedic Doctor, Pune
ACL Injury - Know The Causes Behind It!

A tear in the anterior cruciate ligament or ACL is a common injury in people involved in sports. Any activity that involves sudden stops, jumping or sudden changes in direction have a chance of causing a tear in the ACL. Here is a look at some of the causes, symptoms, and treatment for the ACL injury.

Causes of the ACL injury:

While the ACL injury is common in sportspersons, it can occur in others as well, due to sudden or excessive stain on the knee region. Common causes include-

  1. Suddenly slowing your pace and changing directions.
  2. Improper landing after a jump
  3. Suddenly stopping movement
  4. A direct and forceful blow to the knees, which is common in some sports, such as football, rugby, etc.

In some cases, the injury is mild enough to simply strain the ligament. However, a tear results when the force of impact on the ligament is high intensity.

Symptoms of the ACL injury:

  1. A click or popping sensation in the knees during movement
  2. Extreme pain, which forces the patient to stop the strenuous activity
  3. Limited range of motion
  4. Swelling in the knee region
  5. Loss of balance when weight is put on the injured leg

Treatment for ACL injury:

  1. Minor injuries can be treated with an ice pack. Rest can also alleviate the pain associated with such an injury.
  2. Anti-inflammatory drugs may be prescribed if there is considerable swelling and pain
  3. A knee brace is often required for people who intend to play sports despite an injury to the ACL.
  4. Physical therapy and exercises devised to strengthen the knee may also be effective in curing the condition.
  5. A severely torn ACL needs to be replaced using surgical procedure. People undergoing this surgery can often return to sports in a year or so.

In case of ACL injuries, prevention is often better than the cure. If you are into sports, make sure you exercise your knees and legs regularly, so that they are able to withstand the intense pressure put on them.

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