Injured – What next?

We have recently done undertaken research that is ongoing in this area and are currently trying to promote the diagnosis of knee injuries amongst health care colleagues. A frustrating, recurring theme is the multitude of knee injuries that do seek out help initially only to be told that they have ‘sprained’ their knee or their X-Ray shows no fracture / break so there is nothing to worry about…

Once the knee settles people then to go back to sport and suffer another injury – significantly and irreversibly injuring their knee because their initial ligament injury wasn’t diagnosed or followed up by someone skilled and familiar with knee injuries. This clearly has implications for sports / hobbies / employment / quality of life in both the short and long term.  Prompt diagnosis and treatment makes a huge difference so book an appointment early, especially if you have been told you have a sprained knee. This delay in diagnosis is NOT good enough.