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How Long Should Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury Last
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
2-3 months: Intensive therapy to regain range of motion, reduce swelling and then regain strength will last between 2-3 months. Long term strengthening will be necessary, for best results, for up to 1-2 years after surgery. This long term strengthening can be done at home or at the gym. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on multiple: Anyone with a cruciate injuriy responds differently depending on a lot of factors, like age activity/demand levels; athletic status overall and specifically the status and shape of the quadriceps and hamstring muscles and also concurrent injury to other knee structures. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Variable time: If you choose non-operative treatment, usually within 6 wks the swelling will gone and the motion will be normal if you work at it. Regaining full strength may take several months. If you continue to play sports after this you may still have a very unstable knee as a complete acl tear does not heal. If surgery is chosen, the typical time for full safe return to sports is around 9 mos to 1 year. ...Read more
Significant: Acl tear is a significant injury to the knee. It can significantly affect the function of the knee. Especially pivoting activities. Acl injury can occur in motor vehicle accidents, falls, and most commonly in sports. The acl can tear in an injury involving knee contact with someone or something or without any knee contact. Acl is generally fixed to restore the best possible function to your knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Months: Depending on how severe the PCL strain is, it may take several months for complete healing. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
How long is recovery time for an grade 3a tear, anterior horn, lateral meniscus. And do I need surgery.
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Depends on laxity: If you have an acute (recent) PCL tear that does not cause much laxity, you will probably be treated with physical therapy that stresses aggressive rehabilitation of the quadriceps muscles, which are in the front of the thigh. Acute PCL tear that causes significant laxity or if you have injured more than one ligament, you may need surgery to repair or reconstruct your pcl. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Approx. How long willit take for an MCL grade 2 knee ligament tear to heal completely without further damage?
See a doctor: This is easily treated by a physician that has been trained in the foot and ankle. This would include podiatrists and foot and ankle orthopedists. Ask for the recommendations of family, friends and you PCP for a great place to get a referral. You can also check out: www.acfas.org, www.apma.org, and www.aaos.org for local providers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on Ligament: The knee has 4 main ligaments. The mcl, and lcl usually heal on their own. The acl and PCL do not. They usually need surgery. Pcl tears that isolated do not usually need surgery depending on symptoms. Acl tears usually need surgery, unless the patient is a sedentary, older individual, or if the patient is a coper. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If ant long ligament, posterior long ligament, ligamentu flavum are torn/avulsed/ruptured, will my spine ever be stable with natural healing?
Healing is natural: Sometimes mother nature needs some help in the way of surgical stabilization. In order 2 damage all these ligaments, u had a significant amount of translation of 1 body on another. This is an unstable situation. If all studies including flex/ext films show absolutely no instability, a brave spine surgeon could treat u with a collar, or u may need a halo 4 stabilization. It's surgery but not a fusi. ...Read more
Several months: Sternoclavicular joint sprains can my problematic for several months, especially if you remain active. Usually a period of rest, sometimes in a sling, for 6-8 weeks helps to decrease pain, then followed by physical therapy to strengthen the chest, back and shoulder muscles will help. The healing time from this injury can be a long process, upwards of 3-4 months. ...Read more
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