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What are the best exercises to do after an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

What are the best exercises to do after an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Hamstring exercises: The anterior cruciate ligament (acl) works with the posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) to stabilize the knee. The ACL keeps the shin bone from sliding forward (anteriorly) and the PCL keeps it from sliding backwards. When ACL is torn the shin bone will slide anteriorly. The hamstrings attach to the back of the knee and act as flexors, but will also help keep the shin bone from sliding forward. ...Read more

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Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Ligament Injuries (Definition)

Ligament injuries run the full spectrum from being sprained to being completely torn. Sprains are routinely graded as 1, 2 or 3. Grade 1 & 2 sprains represent ligaments that are intact, but not functioning normally either by causing pain with use (grade 1), or pain and mild looseness or laxity (grade 2). Grade 3 sprains are complete ...Read more


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Which is the best exercise to do after an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Follow surgeons prog: Most acl surgeons have their own protocols that u need 2 follow. Any advice u get here may not b the same as ur surgeon recommends. Not a good policy 2 advise u as it could cause a conflict with ur surgeon ; this is not what we're here 4. ...Read more

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How do you treat an injury to the lateral collateral ligament?

How do you treat an injury to the lateral collateral ligament?

6-12 weeks: The lateral (fibular) collateral ligament is uncommonly injured, but if it is injured in isolation, it can be treated in a hinged knee brace x 6 wks and may heal on its own. Stress xrays can be used to measure if it heals. This is followed by strengthening and a return to activities between 8-12 weeks. Often, it requires a surgery to reconstruct it and the surrounding "posterolateral corner.". ...Read more

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What can you do to recover from a torn ligament in the knee, without surgery?

What can you do to recover from a torn ligament in the knee, without surgery?

Depends on ligament: Some ligament injuries will heal with non operative treatment. This depends on which ligament and how severe an injury occurred. The medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments may heal with protectice bracing for 4-6 weeks if they involve a partial tear and no other damage. Complete tearing of a ligament will often be associated with other knee damage. Mri can often tell. ...Read more

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After a hip avulsion fracture what can I do to strengthen the ligament?

After a  hip avulsion fracture what can I do to strengthen the ligament?

Consevative and: Surgical.An avulsion fracture is an injury to the bone in a place where a tendon or ligament attaches to the bone. When an avulsion fracture occurs, the tendon or ligament pulls off a piece of the bone. Most of the time it will heal without surgery, some situation may require surgery. In both cases i it will require physical therapy and strengthen exercises.. ...Read more

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What can I do to repair a shoulder injury, specifically an inferior glenohumeral ligament tear (ighl)?

What can I do to repair a shoulder injury, specifically an inferior glenohumeral ligament tear (ighl)?

IGHL: Depends upon extent. If just partial tear, consider rest, immobilization, nsaids, pt/modalities. If complete or more extensive, may need additional scope or open stabilization procedures if the glenohumeral joint is unstable with conservative attempts to heal. ...Read more

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How do you treat an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

How do you treat an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Reconstruct if torn: Most anterior cruciate ligament injuries that are complete tears end up being reconstructed by bringing in new tissue to rebuild the torn ligament and to hopefully return full function to the knee and injured patient. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease the odds of developing anterior cruciate ligament injury?

What can I do to decrease the odds of developing anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Optimize mechanics: In young females there is good evidence that therapy programs designed to optimize knee/body mechanics with activities that involve cutting and jumping can reduce the incidence of acl injuries. Developed programs are more likely found around larger cities. Alternatively one could avoid activities associated wtih higher incidence of acl injury (basketball, soccer, football, down-hill skiing, etc). ...Read more

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What are good rehab exercises to do after an oblique strain?

What are good rehab exercises to do after an oblique strain?

Stretch: Most muscle strains are relieved with resting the part. Massage myofascial releases and modalities such as warmth hydrotherapy therapeutic ultrasound or tetanizing galvanic current help tremendously. Avoid repetitive microtraumatization and begin and end exercise with stretching sessions. ...Read more

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What are the best tips to rehab an MCL injury ?

What are the best tips to rehab an MCL injury ?

PT: A physical therapy plan, working on range of motion, and gentle strengthening, while avoiding stress on the mcl is the best plan. Wearing a hinged knee brace that protects the mcl is also important. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

What are the best exercises to rehab a severely strained knee joint?

Low impact: Generally, it is a good idea to keep the knee moving with as little impact as possible. Provided it is just a strain, and there are no fractures, torn meniscus or ligaments, a low impact exercise program including riding a stationary bike or elliptical machine would be advisable. If it hurts, don't do it and make sure you check with a physician. ...Read more

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What exactly is an avulsion tear of the ACL and what ways will they reconstruct my acl?

What exactly is an avulsion tear of the ACL and what ways will they reconstruct my acl?

Avulsion fracture: Tibial spine fractures are characterized by fractures at the insertion site of the anterior cruciate ligament (acl) on the tibia and were first classified into 3 types. For displaced (type ii/iii) fractures, surgical treatment has included fixation with screws, sutures, or wires performed through either open or arthroscopic approaches. Optimal treatment methods remain controversial. ...Read more

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What are the options to repair complete ligament tears in an ankle causing instability?

What are the options to repair complete ligament tears in an ankle causing instability?

Options: There are options on procedures used depending on which ligament is involved. Some can be fixed arthroscopic some open. Some need bone anchors . Best to talk to ur doctor. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to strenghten the vastis medialis without knee flexion in case if I have my patella dislocating or moving laterally?

What are the best exercises to strenghten the vastis medialis without knee flexion in case if I have my patella dislocating or moving laterally?

VMO: Sit on chair with leg out and knee extended with toes pointed to the outside and lift leg. Ok to add ankle weights as you progress. ...Read more

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I have a torn meniscus, what are the exercises to avoid?

I have a torn meniscus, what are the exercises to avoid?

Squats,lunges etc.: If u have a torn meniscus than you should have your knee 'scoped' before you do further damage to your knee;things to avoid in the meantime include any activities which involve turning, twisting, pivoting or squatting on the affected side...I.E.Squats , lunges etc.(leg press, hamstring curls, ex.Bike, hip exercises should be O.K.)see your ors for further guidance.Best of luck! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of anterior cruciate ligament injury I should be looking for?

What are the symptoms of anterior cruciate ligament injury I should be looking for?

Instability: The hallmark of an acl deficient knee is instability or giving way of the knee with higher level activities involving cutting, jumping, pivoting, etc. Some individuals may experience this with routine day to day activities. The initial injury is often described as feeling a "pop" in the knee and followed by development of considerable swelling and variable pain. ...Read more

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What are the tests for anterior cruciate ligament injury?

What are the tests for anterior cruciate ligament injury?

PE and MRI: The first step is checking for an acl injury is talking to the patient about their injury and doing a good physical exam of the knee (pe). At this point, most skilled doctors will have a strong suspicion that the acl is torn. X-rays are usually done to make sure there isn't a bad bone injury. Often a MRI is obtained to confirm the diagnosis and look for other, associated injuries. ...Read more

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What are some strengthening exercises for an anterior cruciate ligament?

What are some strengthening exercises for an anterior cruciate ligament?

Several!: Bike riding. Resistance exercise to get your biceps femoris 2/3 as strong as your quads. (leg curls!) these are the two best two prevent recurrence and not to develop degenerative arthritis! there are sporting activities that should be avoided that involve pivoting and contaqct! ...Read more

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What are some good exercises to stabilize my knee after an ACL tear?

What are some good exercises to stabilize my knee after an ACL tear?

PT: Your knee has both static stabilizers (acl and pcl) and dynamic stabilizers (quads and hamstrings). Hamstring and quadricep strengthening is usually incorporated into acl rehab. Leg extension and flexion exercises in a brace can be helpful. Talk to your physical therapist. ...Read more

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What do you recommend to treat a severed posterior longitudinal ligament?

What do you recommend to treat a severed posterior longitudinal ligament?

Depends: I presume you are speaking of the finger PLL. Treatment techniques depend on severity, age of injury, and the amount of deformity. If it is recent, splinting or surgery can correct the problem. If it occurred long ago, surgery may be the only way to correct it. If the deformity is mild, some people forego surgery and accept mild deformity after initial splinting. ...Read more

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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more