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Knee Injury

Knee injuries occur due to twisting or bending force applied to the knee. It also occurs due to sports injuries, falls, or accidents. The common types of knee injuries are sprains, strains, bursitis, dislocations, fractures, and meniscus tears. The signs and symptoms are knee pain and swelling. Knee injuries are managed by RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation), physical therapy, immobilization, and surgery.

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I was playing basketball and when I jumped my knee popped. Could it be a PCL injury?

Query: Hello doctor,I was playing basketball and when I jumped my knee popped. Now the back of my knee hurts. Do you think it is just a PCL injury?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Sharoff Lokesh Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It can either be an ACL or meniscal injury. You need to take the following tablets: Take tablet Ibuprofen 400 mg twice daily for 10 days after food. Take tablet Rabeprazole 20 mg twice daily for 10 days before food. Take a tablet of Shelcal CT (calcium) 500 mg ...  Read Full »

I got hurt with a broken glass in my knee. Is it possible that the glass piece move around in my body?

Query: Hi doctor, Today I was kneeling on the floor of my kitchen to turn off the water valves under the sink. When I got back up, there was a stream of blood coming out just under my knee. A glass was broken a few days ago, so I think a piece of that may have caused it. The wound is not very deep and does...  Read Full »

Dr. Patil Pratik Pramod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Such a thing does not happen. Be very sure that nothing is left inside. A clean wound with no pus formation suggests no piece of glass is left inside. Just take proper wound care. I hope you have received tetanus dosage in the past year. If not, please get that done. Appl...  Read Full »

Can my wound become reinfected while healing in diabetes?

Query: Hello doctor, I fell about a month ago on my knees pretty hard in a gravel parking lot. I am a diabetic. I am just concerned about infection. Can I send you pictures or how does this work?  Read Full »

Dr. Albana Greca

Answer: Hello, Welcome to As per pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I noticed the fall was really bad. The wound seems infected. Taking into account your personal history of diabetes, it might take longer for the wound to heal. First, take good care of the wound. Wash w...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain and swelling in my knee for several years?

Query: Hi doctor,After injuring my left knee while riding my horse, I have been experiencing issues with my left knee for several years. While riding, my horse suddenly turned to the right, and I had to put all my weight on my left leg to stay in the saddle. I felt a pop, and my knee has been bothering me ...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. I believe an MRI (Magnetic resonance imaging) is a good investigation for any ligament issue based on what you have described. A "pop" in the knee and swelling and persistent pain point to either an ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) (a torn ...  Read Full »

Kindly interpret the MRI report after my knee meniscus tear.

Query: Hello doctor, I want to get a second opinion on my knee's MRI results. I have torn the ACL and meniscus on my right knee and nothing on my left knee. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Hope you are not in much discomfort. After reviewing your MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) images (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I would like to make the following comments: Right knee: As you have mentioned, there are changes in post-ant...  Read Full »

I have an ACL sprain with an intrasubstance tear. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I had an MRI on my left knee after experiencing pain, swelling, and instability after playing soccer one evening. I am a 25-year-old female.The MRI impressions state that mild to moderately increased intrasubstance signal with fraying and expansion of the ACL and probable low-grade partial...  Read Full »

Dr. Chitrangada Jitendra

Answer: Hi, Welcome to The MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) findings in your case indicate acute on chronic ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury with associated inflammatory changes. In my belief, it is the ACL injury that is causing the instability and not the patellar tendinosis. In lit...  Read Full »

I have pain in my back and calf muscles. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I had my knee twisted while traveling to a different country. There is no insurance, so I went for acupuncture, and I am feeling better now. However, I have pain in my left knee. My right knee is sore in the back and calf muscles. Please help me out with this problem. I really appreciate ...  Read Full »

Dr. Anuj Nigam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Pain in a twisted knee can be due to many reasons, including ligament injury, muscle sprain, tendon injury, or even some minor fractures. Usually only the injured knee is painful in a twisting injury, and the other knee is normal. As both your...  Read Full »

What causes limited stretching in a bruised knee injury?

Query: Hello doctor, My daughter went ice skating last month and she fell a few times but she was able to stand up and skate again. The next day, saw bruises on her legs especially the knee area but that disappeared after a few days. She mentioned that she still feels some pain but she can walk, move arou...  Read Full »

Dr. Yada Bhanutej

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If she is able to walk putting her full weight, she might not have a major fracture. But I want to ask you a few more questions to come to a conclusion. Is there any swelling around the knee now? Is there any history of massaging it every time she fell? Is she able t...  Read Full »

A surgical wound limits my mobility. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I met with an accident last year where my femur broke, and my patella was shattered. I underwent surgery one month after the accident, and I developed small lumps on my knee after a few weeks. These lumps developed from the wounds in the surgical site, and pus would start to ooze out. The...  Read Full »

Dr. Atul Prakash

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I have a few questions regarding your condition, 1. Regarding the culture you mentioned, is it the wound swab or the aspirate from the joint? (attachment removed to protect the patient's identity). 2. Did you reg...  Read Full »

My son cannot straighten his knees after a fall. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My 6-year-old child has knee and shin pain. While jumping on the trampoline, he fell, screaming and holding his knee. He cannot put any weight on it and cannot straighten the knee. He has been pushing my hand away with his foot when I try to look at the knee. Kindly advise.  Read Full »

Dr. Faisal Abdul Karim Malim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I suggest you consult a specialist and start the following medication with their consent. Start the child on syrup Ibugesic Plus (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol) 6 milliliters twice a day for three days for the pain and swelling. Ice pack application may also help along w...  Read Full »

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