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Suggest treatment for soft tissue injury of knee

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Posted on Thu, 31 Jul 2014
Question: I was playing tennis this morning, went wide for a ball and heard a pop in the back of my knee. It was very painful and could not put weight on my knee for a little while. Now I can walk very carefully.
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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (15 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
there is possibility of soft tissue injury in knee

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

I have studied your case.

As per your age and history there is possibility of soft tissue injury in knee.
Most commonly meniscus injury occurs.

As per your symptoms you need to do physiotherapy and knee exercises to improve walking .
You may need to take rest for few days.
If pain persist then you may need to do MRI again to see for any functional defect.

Small meniscus tear can be managed conservatively with physiotherapy with USG and TENS.
Meniscus injury can be managed by arthroscopic repair
Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (6 minutes later)
Assuming it is just a soft tissue injury, do you think I will be able to play tennis in 10 days? I am entered into a national grass court tournament and would not like to withdraw.

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Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi (10 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Explained below

Detailed Answer:
Hello again

If it is just grade 1 sprain or muscle stretch then you may recover early.

If meniscus or collateral ligament injury of severe grade is there then it may take around 3 weeks to heal after proper evaluation and treatment.

MRI will help in grading soft tissue injury.

Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries.

Wishing you good health.

Take care.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: there is possibility of soft tissue injury in knee Detailed Answer: Hello, I have studied your case. As per your age and history there is possibility of soft tissue injury in knee. Most commonly meniscus injury occurs. As per your symptoms you need to do physiotherapy and knee exercises to improve walking . You may need to take rest for few days. If pain persist then you may need to do MRI again to see for any functional defect. Small meniscus tear can be managed conservatively with physiotherapy with USG and TENS. Meniscus injury can be managed by arthroscopic repair Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.