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Ligament injury in knee - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Bones, Muscles and Joints
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   i have a medial meniscal tear in my left knee. what can i do
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Was an MRI done?
User :   no
User :   i did an xray only
Doctor :   I suggest that you get an MRI DONE FIRST.
Doctor :   As an MRI would give the extent of the tear.
User :   can i describe the symptoms
Doctor :   Based on that a decision can be taken whether it can be managed conservatively or surgery is required
Doctor :   Yes
User :   im able to walk properly but rotating or twisting on the knee is a problem
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   When did you have the injury? Can you describe the injury?
Doctor :   Our discussion about your problem may need more than 5 minutes.
User :   lying sideways without any support from the knee below leads to a pain and some sort alignment issue
Doctor :   Ok
User :   im a regular tennis player
Doctor :   Ok
User :   it's probably from that
Doctor :   Ok, was there a sudden onset of pain following a particularly strenuous session?
User :   actually no..i've developed it over time i think
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   I suggest that you get a Physical Examination done by an Orthopedician, there are some special tests that can identify which ligament is injured.
Doctor :   That will help to determine whether an MRI is needed or not.
Doctor :   You may need to rest the limb meanwhile.

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