Wednesday, 25 April 2007

Knee Contusion

A young lady came in this morning with a swollen knee complaining that she could not kneel down and pray as her knee hurts. She informed me that she slipped after cleaning the floor the previous day.
She had normal range of movement but the bruised area (see photo) was tender and swollen. I advised her to use a pillow to support the knee during prayer, apply Arnica Comp gel and use a Cox-2 selective NSAIDS for 5 days. She was also encouraged to use to use the RICE treatment. The bruising would probably get worse after a day or two and then subside within 1-2 weeks.

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