Knee Injury (cont.)
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How Long Is the Recovery Time for a Knee Injury?
Recovery from a knee injury depends upon the specific injury and can be measured in days to weeks for a sprain to many months to recover from anterior cruciate ligament repair surgery.
What Is the Prognosis for a Knee Injury?
The goal for treating knee injuries is to return the patient to their previous level of activity. The prognosis for an individual injury depends upon the type of injury, the underlying health of the patient, and their willingness to work with their care provider and therapist to maximize their outcome.
Is It Possible to Prevent Knee Injuries?
Accidents happen, and while many knee injuries occur during recreational activities or sports, more happen at work and at home.
Strong muscles stabilize joints. With the knee, having strong and flexible quadriceps and hamstring muscles can prevent minor stresses to the knee from causing significant injury.
Proper footwear can also minimize the risk for knee injury. Wearing shoes that are appropriate for the activity can lessen the risk of twisting and other forces that can stress the knee.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/17/2016
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