Meniscus, collateral and cruciate ligament injuries are among the most common types of knee damage. The knee experts at ECOM® Excellent Center of Medicine, specialized in sporting injuries, including those incurred while participating in winter sports, provide assistance after meniscus injuries and cruciate ligament ruptures which may be the result of skiing injuries, and facilitate a rapid return to the boards and slopes.
Perfectly groomed ski runs and radiant winter sunshine have already lured tens of thousands of winter athletes to the slopes this year. If everything flows smoothly, there is enough room on the slopes, and speed stays controllable, skiers experience effortless joy. But it is often forgotten that the body is operating at peak capacity on the slopes, under extremely demanding conditions. In a worst-case scenario, it may not be able to live up to these heightened requirements. And, in the blink of an eye, it can happen: a skiing accident on the slopes occurs. The knee joints are most commonly affected, suffering damage to the meniscus and cruciate ligaments (in particular frontal cruciate ligament ruptures).
The good news is: most skiers recover rapidly and can return to the slopes after a relatively short period of recovery. The foundation for an expedient recuperation is targeted treatment after a skiing injury. The attending physician’s level of competence and experience, as well as the medical equipment and facilities available, play a decisive role.
At ECOM® Excellent Center of Medicine, Dr. Erich Rembeck and Dr. Alexander Rauch, experts specialized in the field of sporting injuries (knee injuries) commonly experienced in winter athletics, know that, based on years of experience gathered in the field of professional athletics: modern medical techniques provide us with effective methods of treatment for meniscus injuries and cruciate ligament injuries (cruciate ligament ruptures), which allow us to return athletes to their accustomed range of mobility and athletic prowess quickly.
A surgical procedure on-site may not always be necessary. In many cases, patients can easily be returned to their home base after first aid and initial treatment, and can receive further medical attention there from experienced physicians specialized in the field of knee injuries. Because, even in cases where surgery is unavoidable, surgical procedures are often performed within a timeframe of 7 to 14 days after the initial injury has occurred. Experience shows that at this time, reduction in swelling and improved patient physical constitution help to significantly reduce the probability and frequency of complications experienced after surgery.
Information about which types of injuries require immediate trauma surgery or treatment on-site is provided by our expert partners at the Christa Kinshofer Skiklinik, who are available via the emergency hotline 0176 2000 2000 from Mondays through Sundays between 10 AM and 6 PM (voicemails can be left on the mailbox outside of hotline operating times).
If required, they can also help you to organize medically-assisted transportation back to your city of origin and provide support to facilitate any further treatment and therapy which may be necessary, for example after meniscus injuries and/or cruciate ligament ruptures caused by skiing accidents.
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