Tratamiento temprano de las lesiones

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Tratamiento temprano de las lesiones

Las lesiones menores como los esguinces se pueden tratar en casa si no se sospecha que existen fracturas de hueso. El acrónimo en inglés RICE es de gran utilidad para recordar cómo tratar las lesiones menores: reposo, hielo, compresión y elevación (RICE, por sus siglas en inglés). El dolor y la inflamación deben disminuir en 48 horas y el movimiento suave puede ser benéfico, pero la presión no se debe aplicar en la articulación con esguince hasta que el dolor haya desaparecido por completo (de una a varias semanas).

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  • Last Reviewed on 05/01/2011
  • Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, University of Washington, School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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