My mother visiting me across the border in Canada fell
After that, whenever she is trying to walk, there%E2%80%99s pain in that knee joint and she feels like the knee will twist/bend. What is this and what should we do? It%E2%80%99s been a day already and no improvement.
She%E2%80%99s a US green card holder and has no insurance here but if need be, I can take her to the emergency room. I am more worried because she recently had a total hip replacement in the same leg 2 years ago and is 65 years old with osteoporosis.
Can be a meniscus tear.
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Inability to walk and feeling of twisting of the knee is suggestive of a ligament or meniscus tear. This can be properly diagnosed after an MRI scan. IT is best to avoid bearing weight on the leg and use a knee brace for proper relief to the knee. Avoid all the painful movements and attend an ER to know the extent of injury she has suffered.
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