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What is the initial treatment of knee ligament injuries?

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Ligament injuries are first treated with ice packs and immobilization, along with rest and elevation. It's generally recommended to avoid bearing weight on the injured joint and you may need crutches for walking. Some people get splints or braces to keep the joint still, ease pain, and promote healing.

From: Knee Injuries and Osteoarthritis WebMD Medical Reference

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Clinical Primer of Rheumatology, Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, edited by William Koopman, et. al., 2003. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, W B Saunders Co, edited by Shaun Ruddy, et.al., 2000.

Osteoarthritis and Knee Pain on MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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Clinical Primer of Rheumatology, Lippincott Williams & Wilkens, edited by William Koopman, et. al., 2003. Kelley's Textbook of Rheumatology, W B Saunders Co, edited by Shaun Ruddy, et.al., 2000.

Osteoarthritis and Knee Pain on MedicineNet

Reviewed by David Zelman on January 08, 2018

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