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Accident, grade 2 tear in posterior horn of the medial meniscus, partial tear of the lateral colloteral ligaments of left leg knee, pain, swelling in knee. Treatment?

My daughter met with an accident and has got tear grade 2 in the posterior horn of the medial meniscus and partial tear of the lateral colloteral ligaments of left leg knee . We teated for three months but she has pain and sometimes swelling in her knee. And is difficult for her to move in day to day life. Please do suggests treatment for this. B S Bedi
Asked On : Sat, 26 May 2012
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Few things are required to know about your daughter that her age and whether she is an athlete. If she is an active sports person then reconstructive surgery is indicated as soon as possible with an early rehabilitation protocol in a Physiotherapy unit. Otherwise you can manage it by conservative treatment like Physiotherapy for reducing pain and gaining strength of knee stabilizers and muscles around knee joint. swelling will come down with exercises. If it is a recent injury then Physiotherapist will follow PRICE protocol initially. So you can visit a Physiotherapist who is specialized in Sports medicine and get examined about her muscle strength and stability capability. Then you can decide to go for conservative treatment or surgical procedure.
wish your daughter a better knee soon..
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