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Knee injury, X-ray showed damaged soft tissues, no fracture, difficulty in bending due to swollen knee. Suggestion?

Hay doctor, 15 days ago I slipped from bike, got my right knee injured, according to x-ray there is no fracture only soft tissues were damaged. my orthopaedic consultant suggest to have a plaster but I refuse, There is swelling on my knee which unables me to bend my leg, would you please suggest anything. Thanks in advance. Kashan
Asked On : Thu, 20 Sep 2012
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Hi, I am Dr. Girish, Orthopod

Yours is a case of Internal derangement of Knee. there are six ligaments in and around each knee and by your history, I strongly feel you could have injured your ACL(Ligament connecting thigh bone to leg bone) /+ Menisci (cushion between knees).
Treatment: YOu need quadriceps strengthening excercises and knee bending excercises apart from anti-inflammatory medicines at present. walking can be done with knee brace on and after 3-4 weeks of injury the knee will be examined again and if need MRI of the knee will be done for confirmation of the diagnosis and if ligament is injured you may need Arthroscopic surgery.

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