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How To Build A Backcountry Knee SplintYour hiking buddy torqued their knee? This simple splint can prevent further injury and let you both limp home.
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Sit the patient down and support their knee with a stuff bag or clothing. Use R.I.C.E. (Rest, Ice, Compression, and Elevation) to minimize the swelling that occurs immediately after an injury. Ibuprofen can also help reduce swelling.