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hello , i was playing a rugby match today. after one tackle

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hello , i was playing a rugby match today. after one tackle i heard and felt a pop in my right knee. it took afew seconds before i realised how much pain i was in.the club physio said i might have done my ham string and acl ,however after doing some reaseach online it seems to be more of a lcl problem. i cannot straighten my knee and i am unable to walk. i was just inquiring would i have to go to the hospital or will i be ok in afew days . thank you
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
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if you can not straighten your knee and if you can not walk and bear weight on your knee, then it sounds more serious

Dr. David :

you should go back to the hospital and get your knee examined

Dr. David :

ideally, you can get a knee MRI scan which can see the soft tissues in your knee joint like your ACL and meniscus to see what was injured

Dr. David :

you should be icing the knee to decrease swelling.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

if you can not straighten your knee and if you can not walk and bear weight on your knee, then it sounds more serious

Dr. David :

you should go back to the hospital and get your knee examined

Dr. David :

ideally, you can get a knee MRI scan which can see the soft tissues in your knee joint like your ACL and meniscus to see what was injured

Dr. David :

you should be icing the knee to decrease swelling.

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