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Hyper extended back, pop behind knee, upper calf, unable to walk. How to get relief?

I was on the couch arm and I stepped back missing the couch. My left leg hyper-extended back and I felt a pop behind my left knee and upper calf . Unable to walk for 30 minutes and laid there in the floor. I iced, wrapped, rest, and used motrin. The pain is still there and I m unable to put any pressure on the left leg. I should probably visit my Ortho doctor, correct.
Asked On : Mon, 11 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

It seems from the description that you have suffered a SOFT TISSUE INJURY. You could have injured ACL or PCL (ligaments in the knee joint) , a torn muscle, or a Ligament around the knee joint.

To diagnose any of the above injuries, MRI scan of the knee joint is mandatory.

Till that time , follow the RICE regime along with analgesic antiinflammatory medications.

Consult an orthopedic surgeon for further workup and management.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day
Answered: Thu, 1 Aug 2013
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