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My mother visiting me across the border in Canada fell

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Posted on Fri, 22 Feb 2019
Question: My mother visiting me across the border in Canada fell down in the kitchen yesterday. While falling down I noticed her left leg was bent in a V-shape while she was on the floor with her back sitting against the kitchen cabinets before she straightened it on the ground.

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.
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Can be a meniscus tear.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.
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.
I hope this answers your query.
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Follow up: Dr. Praveen Tayal (23 minutes later)
Thanks Dr. Tayal.. we went to the joint
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Answered by Dr. Praveen Tayal (14 hours later)
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You are welcome.

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I am happy I could help.
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Wishing you the best in whatever you do.
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My mother visiting me across the border in Canada fell

Brief Answer: Can be a meniscus tear. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for posting your query. 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. I hope this answers your query. In case you have additional questions or doubts, you can forward them to me, and I shall be glad to help you out. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Praveen-Tayal Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Praveen Tayal.