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Knee injury. Applied ice, tensor bandage. Now swelling. Anything more?

My friend was stupid and decided to jump on a yoga ball and she heard her knee pop! Now she feels her knee grinding on her bones as did I . Also she an pop the bottom of her knee cap in and out of its socket. We had iced it and then we now have a tenser bandage on it . Is there anymore we could do ? It s a little bit swollen. Is this something we should see a doctor about immediately ? Please write back soon. Thanks :)
Asked On : Sun, 17 Mar 2013
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Hi ribeirogirl,
As per the details given in the question, it seems to be an injury to the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee. For this yo should immediately review with orthopaedic surgeon as a collection of blood in knee (hematoma) is very common with this injury and as you are telling the knee is bit swollen.
The accumulated blood need to be aspirated at earliest as it can become a source of infection. Then you need to get an MRI of the knee. Till then after aspiration of blood a knee cap or compression bandaging may be given, Specific treatment depends on the injury pattern seen in MRI and on the daily living activity of the patient.
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