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How do I know when to see a doctor after a knee injury?

Alexis C. Colvin, MD
Orthopedic Surgery

There are several instances in which you should see an orthopedist after a knee injury. First, if you are having pain which you did not previously have, that may signal a torn meniscus, cartilage injury, or ligament tear. Also, swelling is often a sign of a knee problem. Finally, if you have not been able to return to your normal activity, you should see an orthopedist.

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