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How is tear in the knee treated ?

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Posted Tue, 17 Apr 2012 in TMJ
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 15 hours later
Thanks for writing to us.
Partial tear of the ACL and medial meniscus is not a very serious injury needing immediate surgery. Such partial tears usually heal by conservative treatment in 3-4 weeks.
Avoid weight bearing and bending of the knee. Give complete rest to the knee joint. Use a knee brace.
You can take pain killers for pain and antibiotics to avoid infection after consulting with your orthopaedician.
Please do not hurry for the surgery. Such partial tears do heal on their own by giving adequate rest.
I hope my answer and recommendations are adequate and helpful. Waiting for your further follow up queries if any.

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Follow-up: How is tear in the knee treated ? 4 hours later
OK, Thanks for the openion . But i am awating for openion of some more doctors.
Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal 29 minutes later
Hello again,

You can take as many opinions as you feel necessary.

Do give her adequate rest which is utmost necessary for healing and early recovery.

Take care.


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