is an ACL injury treated?
The common recommendation for immediate treatment of an ACL injury
is the well-known rule of RICE:
measures will help control swelling. The doctor may also drain the
joint of excess fluid to reduce pressure.After the initial injury symptoms have subsided
and the diagnosis has been established, the
orthopaedic surgeon will look at the history of the injury and the patient's
activity level to determine what treatment is best for the patient.
How old is the knee injury?
the patient continue to have recurrent instability?
old is the patient and what types of activities does this patient
level of activity does this patient wish to return to?
there other associated injuries?
two basic treatment choices for an ACL injury are:
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