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Knee injury with a minor meniscus tear - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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User :   i recently injured my knee trainning for the Royal marines (Doing a fireman carry i think, becuase i havnt twisted it so must be compression)it doesnt hurt just aches and feels weak in certain positions.
iv been to see the Doc who says it sounds like a minor meniscus tear, he mentioned the surgery but didnt seem to concerned because im not in any pain really he just said to rest and ice and it should be ok. BUT the weakness in the knee is a problem as i go into marines in 2 weeks, will this heal with rest and how long could it take, as i understand theres a lack of blood to this area?

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Doctor :   Hi
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Let me read through.
User :   ok :0
Doctor :  
When did you sustain the injury?
User :   about a week ago
Doctor :  
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Meniscal injury is diagnosed only on scans.
Doctor :  
So i cannot comment if you have one.
Doctor :  
You can try pain killers along with strict immobilisation of the knee.
Doctor :  
It should improve in a weeks time.
Doctor :  
As i see you are trying to get into marines
Doctor :  
You can consult an orthopaedician
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for knee immobilizer.
Doctor :  
Is there any other query?

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