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IT IS IMPERATIVE TO SEEK IMMEDIATE PROFESSIONAL HELP WHEN YOU INJURE YOUR KNEE
Your foot slipped on a grassy field while you were running or playing a game. You fell, and now your knee hurts. It hurts even more when you walk on it. Then it suddenly starts to swell, which increases the pain.
Never, never, never just apply ice to the knee and hope the pain and swelling will go away. Any knee injury needs to be medically examined and diagnosed. It can be a completely torn ligament, requiring surgery. It may be a partially torn ligament, which will recover by itself if allowed to rest so it can heal. Don’t take a risk of further injury by not getting a professional opinion.
According to the popular site WEBMD. com, “The knee is one of the largest and most complex joints in the body. The knee joins the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bone (tibia). The smaller bone that runs alongside the tibia (fibula) and the kneecap (patella) are the other bones that make the knee joint.” The site states that “Every year, at least 200,000 Americans undergo
ACL reconstruction,” which certainly makes orthopaedic surgeons very wealthy.
There are four major ligaments that hold the knee together and keep it stabilised. Each of these ligaments also holds