Dolor del ligamento colateral externo

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Dolor del ligamento colateral externo

Para el tratamiento inicial de una lesión del LCE se recomienda colocación de hielo sobre el área, elevación de la articulación por encima del nivel del corazón, medicamentos antiinflamatorios no esteroideos (AINES) y actividad física limitada hasta que el dolor y la inflamación se hayan aliviado. Se debe utilizar un inmovilizador articulable de rodilla para proteger el ligamento. El alcance de este tipo de lesión es generalmente un estiramiento excesivo del ligamento que causa dolor y sensibilidad.

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  • Last Reviewed on 06/13/2010
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine; and C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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