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How to treat a torn ankle ligament?

How to treat a torn ankle ligament?

One of two ways: We grade torn ligament to three levels. 1-grade 1. 2-grade 2. 3-grade 3. The first two usually are treated non surgical, by cast or brace for about 4-6 weeks. The third one usually treated surgically. . ...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


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How can you treat a knee ligament pull?

How can you treat a knee ligament pull?

Rest and rehab: See an orthopedic surgeon if your primary care md is uncomfortable with diagnosing and managing the injury. Usually a sprained knee ligament is managed for 2-6 weeks with bracing, physical therapy modalities, ice and anti-inflammatories, followed by gradual return to activity. More extensive tears result in chronic pain and instability and might require surgery. ...Read more

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How to fixe a petellas tendonitis knee injury?

How to fixe a petellas tendonitis knee injury?

Ice.: Ice the knee for 20 minutes at a time, several times per day. Wear a patellar tendon strap, available at most pharmacies. Participate in physical therapy for stretching and strengthening exercises. ...Read more

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How to treat an Achilles tendon injury?

How to treat an Achilles tendon injury?

Rest: In the acute stage rest, ice.Compression, elevation. Mri to make sure there is no tear. Achilles tendon injuries are difficult to treat. They take time to heal. ...Read more

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How to treat a dislocated knee joint?

How to treat a dislocated knee joint?

Orthopedic Emergency: A knee joint dislocation (tibiofemoral joint) is an orthopaedic emergency. Neurovascular injury needs to be evaluated and managed acutely. Immediate reduction is paramount to the longterm viability of limb presence and function. Once reduction is obtained and maintained (usually via bracing), consideration for surgical repair/reconstruction is undertaken. ...Read more

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How to treat a torn calf?

How to treat a torn calf?

See answer: All depend upon how severe is your tear, however the majority of the time can be treated conservatively with calf sleeve and some pt and modified weight-bearing. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat a rotator cuff tendon injury?

What can I do to treat a rotator cuff tendon injury?

Physical therapy.: Physical therapy may be beneficial. Check with your treating doctor to see if physical therapy is an option for you. ...Read more

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How to treat a torn meniscus and foot numbness?

How to treat a torn meniscus and foot numbness?

Numbness: See your orthopedist or neurologist - if it hasn't been treated yet you need to get some help ...Read more

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How is a lower calf/achilles tendon injury treated?

How is a lower calf/achilles tendon injury treated?

See below: Usually the tendon is immobolized and after inflamation subsides, physical therapy is used for rehabilitation. ...Read more

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How can you treat a knee injury from soccer?

How can you treat a knee injury from soccer?

Determine the nature: You have to determine the specific type of injury that has occurred before anything else. If the injury was recent, try ice, elevation and rest. If it is long-standing, see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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How to treat tendonitis in the knee?

How to treat tendonitis in the knee?

Knee: Who diagnosed tendinitis? Which tendon- one goes over knee cap? Or could it be medial or collateral ligaments. Unless know exact diagnosis on mechanical part malfunctioning? Comsult physician see which treatment is right- rehab exercises, transdermal meds, knee bracing. Common is patello femoral syndrome. Simple knee strap is available pharmacies, but need diagnosis. ...Read more

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How to treat a dislocated knee cap?

How to treat a dislocated knee cap?

Evaluation Is Key: After reduction and conservative measures to control pain and swelling, the key is to identify associated injuries. If there is a cartilage or osteochondral injury per mri, that problem is managed. If the injury is isolated to the medial patellofemoral ligament, then rehabilitation is the treatment for first time patellar dislocations. Recurrent dislocations are treated differently. ...Read more

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How to treat an injured or dislocated shoulder and injury in thigh rotater cup area?

How to treat an injured or dislocated shoulder and injury in thigh rotater cup area?

Depends: This is a complex issue. A person < 45 yo usually doesn't need surgery after one shoulder dislocation. A person > 45 may have torn a rotator cuff and may need surgery. It is my strong recommendation that you see an orthopedic surgeon with experience with shoulders for a thorough discussion of all the issues. ...Read more

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How can you treat a rotator cuff injury?

How can you treat a rotator cuff injury?

It depends: Many people have degenerative rotator cuff tears as we mature. Non operative conservative treatment should be the first line of treatment. This often consists of NSAIDS, injection, and physical therapy. If conservative treatment fails or if an acute traumatic tear, operative treatment may be warranted. Ask your orthopaedic surgeon for more details. Physical examination and imaging (MRI) are needed ...Read more

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How to help treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle injury?

How to help treat a pulled/strained thigh muscle injury?

Thigh strain: Initial rest, ice, possible cane or crutches. Then progressive stretches, with contrast bath of ice/heat. Consider purified omega, pt, possible nsaids. ...Read more

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How to treat muscle during a femur fracture?

How to treat muscle during a femur fracture?

Keep moving : Once the fracture is well fixed surgically it is good to keep all muscles moving as much as possible but must be careful to not over do it nad to limit wt bearing within the parameters set by your orthopedic surgeon ask your orthopedic surgeon about this and maybe physical therapy might be appropriate. ...Read more

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How to treat a neck injury from gymnastics?

How to treat a neck injury from gymnastics?

Depends, see Doctor : This depends on what kind of injury you have: muscle sprain/fracture/ligament injury etc. Management will depend on this and certainly depending on type of injury you should not engage in gymnastics for certain periods of time. Bottom line is if you are having significant pain or pain that is not going away, restricted neck motion, or any neurological complaints please be seen. ...Read more