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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Hi,is there a doctor there?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I had a fall on
User :   March-19th of last year
User :   sort of injured my knee
Doctor :   what problem do you have now?
User :   got it x-rayed the next day and confirmed that it was not a fracture
User :   Now,the left knee pains sometimes
User :   for a brief period of a minute or 2
User :   i feel as if it's burning when it pains
Doctor :   how did the fall happen- while playing a sport/ accident?
User :   it happened inside my house,fell down bcoz of some water on the ground
Doctor :   ok
User :   doctors suspect ligament tear
Doctor :   when does it pain now? during any particular activity?
User :   no, pains randomly
Doctor :   To get a better picture I need this information--
Age: ; Occupation:
User : analyst
User :   sort of a desk job
User :   not too much physical strain to the leg etc..
Doctor :   what treatment have you taken after the injury- when your ligament injury was suspected?
User :   I wear the knee-cap even now..took some medicines for a week after the incident
User :   that's all,as it as never constrained my movement etc.
User :   except that it pains..and when it does,it's bad
Doctor :   how bad is the pain? is it interfering with your regular routine? do you do any physical exercise?
Doctor :   ok
User :   I walk a lot even now..i don't want to stretch myself too much in the gym,because of this injury
User :   I want to workout everyday in the gym
User :   but,not too comfortable to do so,because of the injury
Doctor :   Have you seen an orthopedican for a physical examination of your knee?
User :   Yes..he said it is not fracture..could be ligament tear
User :   wants an mri to be done as some ligament tears are supposedly dangerous,
User :   leading even to surgery
Doctor :   The best way to assess your injury is by an MRI
Doctor :   ligament tears are a nagging problem
User :   Ok,so,the MRI needs to be done..fine..but,is there a chance that it could become serious after almost 1 year of the fall?
Doctor :   did you go to physiotherapy after the accident last year?
User :   No.
Doctor :   See- I cannot give you an accurate opinion about your injury without examining you
User :   Ok..fine..thanks a lot
Doctor :   once you get an MRI done- the exact nature of your ligament injury will be clear
User :   Ok..thanks..will get it done...thanks,once again
Doctor :   welcome
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting Health care magic. Bye for now.
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