The Knee Is Displaced And Results In Permanent Swelling, How To Deal With It?
Good afternoon. 3 years ago I had an accident that caused my knee to shift and swell and then I was taken by my old man to traditional medicine. Thank God for being able to walk and do activities as usual. But from the accident the left knee swollen. I wanted to be operated on in Malaysia but the doctor suggested so as not to be operated because if in surgery it is most likely I will be more difficult in the process of walking even though a large swollen markings can disappear and if the surgery results in failure of my foot will be amputated, said the Malaysian doctor. Until now sometimes I feel pain in my knees and sometimes it sounds the sound of bone rubbing on my knee. I beg for your advice from the doctor in response to my illness. What actions should I do and what should I avoid
Hello Andi, thank you for the question.
After an accident that results in a joint injury or bone, often the best way is to consult a doctor immediately after an accident. The doctor will assess the severity of the injury and the possible next steps. The doctor will explain how severe the condition of the bones and joints are, then whether surgery is necessary or not. If the patient and family refuse to carry out medical treatment, then it is entirely the patient's right. But you must remember that not all injuries require complicated and expensive surgery. Sometimes the injury only requires the return of the position of the joints and bones to the initial position, then it is carried out in place to limit the motion of the joints and bones. If the position of the joint or bone is not returned to the initial position by the doctor, then massage or other therapy can occur, various possibilities:
bones and joints heal completely without side effects. Generally, if the injury is not serious then with traditional therapy will be able to recover. the bones and joints heal but with an imperfect position and function. Generally in more severe injuries. If there is a broken bone, bone can be reconnected with traditional therapy, but the bone will not return to its original position and function will be reduced. bones and joints don't heal. This possibility is the worst, generally occurs in severe injuries. For example in the case of broken bones, if done traditionally without first being medically corrected, there is a possibility that the bone will not heal. Can also be accompanied by symptoms of infection and bone tissue death. It's a little difficult for us to give advice because we don't know what your initial injury was like. Is there a broken bone, how much is a broken bone, is there joint damage, is there a torn ligament or tendon, how is the condition of the bones and joints at the moment, and so on. If your doctor has explained to you the risks and complications that can arise from surgery and you are not recommended for surgery, then the best possible way is that you should limit the activities that trigger pain. Pay attention to activities such as what makes your knee ache. You should avoid these activities as much as possible. Overcome pain with over-the-counter pain relievers and labeled green, help with cold compresses, or use a bandage from an elastic bandage if pain is very disturbing. You can also do physiotherapy to strengthen the muscles of the knee area to prevent the recurrence of shifting kneecap events. Thus our explanation, hopefully you can benefit. Regards.