Knee Injury Advice

Cork Emergency Departments

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You have recently injured your knee. If your movement is very restricted you may be given crutches. Your doctor will refer you to physiotherapy if it is required. In the first 48–72 hours, you may experience a lot of pain and swelling. During this time, to help the pain and keep the swelling down, you should:

After 48 hours you can start the following exercises. They should be done four times a day, followed by the ice treatment.

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Repeat the following exercises 10 times or as pain allows.

To maintain the strength of your thigh (quads) muscle.

To regain the bend in your knee.

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Reference: PT-PHY-013 Sept 08

If you are concerned, please contact the Emergency Department you first attended:

Mercy Injury Unit, Gurranabraher (021)4926900

LIU Mallow(022)58506

LIU Bantry(027)52900

Content by Dr Íomhar O' Sullivan 28/03/2005. Last review Dr IOS 17/06/21.