Recently, I met with an accident and the doctor diagnosed my knee with complete ACL tear and partial MCL injury. So, I started using a knee brace. Two days later, I took a long duration flight without taking any medication of thrombosis. However, I started taking Ibuprofen tablets (twice daily for five days) followed by 30 Paracetamol, thrice daily for 10 days. Later, I started having pain at the back of my knee and knee calf. Due to pain, I again started taking Ibuprofen once daily. Before 10 days, I had a long flight travel again to my place. Then, I reported my pain issue to my doctor and he found muscle vein thrombosis in the gastrocnemius muscle. I have been advised to use compressions stocking (only during the day) and to take six weeks of blood thinner medicine, 15 mg for 21 days twice daily and then 20 mg once daily for the rest of the period. Earlier, the doctor said that my ACL needs an operation. However, due to thrombosis the operation is postponed for at least six weeks. The doctor also asked me to live a normal life without any restriction. My main concern is that how should I deal with ACL tear along with MCL injury and muscle vein thrombosis? Do you think that my doctor's suggestion is right? Is it fine to live normal day-to-day life, traveling in public transport, outside walking (more than 15 minutes), going and working at the office when I am having both ligament and thrombosis issue? What precaution is required so that this thrombosis does not expand? How should I sit and how long? How should I sleep? How long should I walk? Should I use the knee brace now? Please help me with these questions.
Welcome to icliniq.com.
I have gone through your query and would like to give replies to your queries accordingly.
For further information consult an orthopaedician and traumatologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/orthopaedician-and-traumatologist
Thank you doctor,
Should I use the knee brace at home or during sleep? You have mentioned to wear the compression stocking during sleep, but the doctor here suggested to wear it during daytime only. What should I do? Which exercises do you recommend? What is your opinion about my partially injured MCL, whether it is already recovered as one month is gone after the accident? Can I ride a bicycle outside or an exercise bicycle at home?
Welcome back to icliniq.com.
For further information consult an orthopaedician and traumatologist online -->https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/orthopaedician-and-traumatologist
Was this answer helpful?|
Hi doctor, A few months ago, I had pain in my left chest ... This pain has been a kind of on and off and I wonder if there is any way to help my muscle to heal ... Read fullWhat shall I do for spider veins and swollen legs?
.. gone through all the data posted. Regarding cholesterol, I suppose what you have said 302 is total cholesterol. It is elevated, but I need to know two other values like LDL (low-density lipoprotein) cholesterol level and HDL (high-density lipoprot... Read fullSuffering from pain near the shoulder joint. What to do?
Now, I am facing sharp pain for a very short period, maybe once per day near the shoulder joint ... Has your pain started after that incident of pulling the heavy object or has been some time di... Read full
Ask your health query to a doctor online?Ask an Orthopaedician & Traumatologist Now