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Dr. Andrew Rynne
Dr. Andrew Rynne

Family Physician

Exp 50 years

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Suggest cure for injury to the knee

Hi Dr Andrew Rynne I took a nasty fall down a staircase on saturday and am wondering what to do. Immediately after i was in pretty bad pain but on it has gradually diminished so that i am now back to work. I did take monday off from work to rest. Wondering if i should go in and have this looked at more closely to see if there is damage to the knee.
Mon, 6 Oct 2014
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Orthopaedic Surgeon 's  Response
Hi, Thanks for your query.
After going through your query I came to know that you took a nasty fall from stairs and had knee injury.It seems to me soft tissue injury . But X-ray should be done to exclude fracture. Its treatment assuming soft tissue injury is rest to part. Putting ice is OK. Quadriceps exercises and mobilization exercises of knee will help in regaining movements of knee.These should be started after pain relief. Analgesic ( ibuprofen/diclofenac) will be helpful in pain relief. You can take vitamin B-complex and C to promote healing. MRI of knee joint will be of use to study injury in detail and better management. You can discuss with your treating Doctor about it.I do hope that you have found something helpful and I will be glad to answer any further query. Take care.
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