Sudden or Acute Knee Injuries happen when playing sport or when you slip or fall. This may damage the ligaments, the muscles or cartilage. It could dislocate your knee-cap or result in a fracture.
Physiotherapists are experts at assessing these injuries and will refer you to a specialist if needed, e.g. for surgery.
Even if surgery is necessary, an exercise programme to prepare your knee first will make your knee stronger and freer so you will recover better from the operation.
The severity and location of the injury will determine how much rehabilitation you will need.