Our expert says:
Your best option will be to consult an orthopaedic surgeon and he/she will most probably do a arthroscopy to evaluate the cartlidge tissue inside the knee, as well as your tendons. Unfortunately, I am situated in Cape Town and is not familiar with specialists in your area. I therefore, suggest that you contact your nearest local private hospital for a name and contact details.
In the interim, you should use Ibuprofen 400mg, three times daily, after meals for at least 10 days. You can buy a compression bandage from your pharmacy for your knee. I also suggest that you ask the pharmacist for transact patches to relief the pain. This can be placed over the area of swelling, in order order to alleviate the swelling and pain.
Please remember that such an injury with severe brusing and muscle tissue damage can take up to 6 months to heal.
Dr Anrich Burger
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