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 "SOS KNEE » What to do in case of knee injury? trauma and ski

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"SOS KNEE" What if knee injury?

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The trauma of the knee can achieve one or more anatomical structures of the joint. This is a major articulation of the march, its management must be quick to avoid sequelae.


We recall here the main knee injuries and their treatment.


Accidents are sporting origin, domestic or traffic accidents.
May be involved thus:

- The
rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament
- Injury to internal or external menisci
- The rupture of the posterior cruciate ligament
- Ruptures of internal and external lateral ligaments
the patellar tendon and quadriceps ruptures
- The s lesions of knee cartilage
- Fracture of the patella, the femur and tibia
- Fractures of the tibial spines and tibial plateau


What to do in case of a knee injury?


It is necessary to quickly see a specialist because it is potentially serious lesions with processing to be done in a quick time.

What are the examinations to be performed in this case?


Radiographs are required to remove bone lesions throughout knee injury.
E result, the
MRI is the modality of choice. This allows to diagnose lesions of the ligaments, tendons, menisci and cartilage both.
The scanner can analyze specifically the bone lesions.
Arthrography provides a refined study of cartilage damage and meniscal by secondary intention.

Who to consult in case of knee injury?


A sports doctor or trauma recognizes the different diagnoses. It directs you to the relevant examinations. And if necessary, he quickly tells you a surgeon specializing in trauma knee.


What to do while waiting for the consultation?


We must let the joint rest: that is, avoid setting foot on the ground, put a brace and walk with crutches. An ice pack can relieve pain and prevent swelling.
A known acronym summarizes: GREEK for Ice, rest, Elevation (prevents swelling), Restraint (splint)

Physical Preparation before departure ski proposed by the French Society of Orthopedic Surgery (SOFCOT)

Doctor Yoann BOHU, Doctor Nicolas LEFEVRE, Doctor Serge HERMAN. - 11 janvier 2015.

Conflicts of interest: the author or authors have no conflicts of interest concerning the data published in this article.


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