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Suffered from lateral collateral ligament, lateral meniscus tear. Done occasional exercise. Unable to climb stairs. Treatment?

sir Myself prasanta kumar mohapatra i am 33 years old man last one year i suffered lateral coletaral ligament and lateral meniscus tear . last one year i exercise but not regularly , i am able to walk but not so fast and also last one year i am not able to up in the stair using injured ligament tear leg. please sir provide necessary suggestion for treatment.
Asked On : Thu, 28 Mar 2013
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Orthopaedic Surgeon, Joint Replacement 's  Response
Jul 2013
Hi, thanks for writing to HCM.

An MRI scan of knee joint is necessary to exactly assess the extent of damage to the ligaments and meniscii. (I'm not sure whether you underwent MRI scan at the time of injury)

Minor and less severe injuries of both LCL and Meniscus tear can be managed non-operatively by -
* activity modification by avoiding impact sports which causes more strain on the knee joint and using a hinged knee brace
* using an elastic compression bandage to reduce the swelling
* Ice packing to alleviate the pain
* Physiotherapy to strengthen the quadriceps muscle

If the symptoms are not resolving, then surgical intervention may be needed.

Consult an arthroscopic surgeon for further management.

Hope this information is helpful. Good day

Answered: Fri, 19 Jul 2013
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