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Physiotherapist Treatment of an Acute Knee Injury...

And what did I do? … One of the most common injuries suffered on the sports field is acute knee injuries. There are several structures, including the ligaments (both collateral and cruciate), the meniscus and the patella, which can be affected. When the foot is held rooted, the knee can usually be hurt by forcibly twisting. Often, the amount of force needed to inflict injury does not have to be very high. The knee will usually swell dramatically, become very painful, and the range of movement will be reduced. Clicking, giving way, and locking are common symptoms. Your physiotherapist will administer a variety of detailed special tests on your knee to assess the exact region of injury. However, the swelling and discomfort will have to subside much first for an effective diagnosis, as too many false positives (where something hurts!) may occur early on. To assess the exact cause of the injury and the most suitable intervention, it may be appropriate to undergo an MRI scan if serious. Prior to getting an MRI scan, a referral from your doctor to an orthopedic surgeon is required. Do you want to learn more? Visit physiotherapist What does my diagnosis really mean, then? The Cruciates: Anterior & Posterior Cruciate Ligaments Primarily depending on what structure has been affected, the basis for treatment depends. If, as many footballers and netballers suffer, the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (or ACL) is torn, then surgical ligament repair...