It is not necessary to monitor medial knee function on a long-term basis unless the patient is symptomatic. Nonetheless, patients can be seen periodically every few weeks after initial injury to monitor progress and ensure compliance with treatment measures.
Patients may require training on how to use appropriate assistive devices (e.g., knee brace or crutches). Education is an integral component of the patient's recovery process. This includes knowing how to properly use rest, ice, compression, and elevation and other treatment modalities, as well as having a home exercise programme to increase knee joint stability.