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Is it easy to live with a PCL injury and not have it repaired?

Is it easy to live with a PCL injury and not have it repaired?

Yes: Yes. Many people have a completely disrupted PCL with little or no problems. ...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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Is it possible not to have surgery on a torn ligament?

Is it possible not to have surgery on a torn ligament?

Depends: Ligament injuries are usually graded 1-3. Grade 1 means stretching or small microscopic tears of the ligament. Usually treated without surgery. Grade 2 are partial tears and are in the grey zone, may need surgery, may not. Grade 3 are complete tears and will typically need surgery to preserve joint stability. ...Read more

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Is it normal for someone to be walking with a torn acl?

Is it normal for someone to be walking with a torn acl?

Yes: It is completely normal and typical to be walking normally with a torn acl. The acl functions in keeping the knee from rotation and shifting. Walking and straight ahead running do not involve stressing the knee enough for the acl to become necessary for stability. Planting and cutting on the affected knee would be less likely after tearing an acl. ...Read more

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How difficult is it to walk if you have a torn mcl?

How difficult is it to walk if you have a torn mcl?

Mcl tear: It depends on how severe the tear is. These are graded on how much the knee joint opens up with stress, grade 1-3. A grade 1 will be painful but walking will be easy once the pain subsides. A complete grade 3 tear can be painful for weeks and usually a brace is required for walking. ...Read more

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How common is it for anchors to not properly fix a slap repair and would I know if they came out! ?

How common is it for anchors to not properly fix a slap repair and would  I know if they came out!  ?

X-Ray, exam w/ ortho: Locations for the bone anchors are selected based on number and severity of tear. A severe tear involving both SLAP and Bankart lesions may require seven anchors. Simple tears may only require one. It takes a skilled surgeon to assess #. Locations for the bone anchors are selected based on number and severity of tear. A severe tear involving both SLAP and Bankart lesions may require seven anchors. ...Read more

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How common is it to need to have surgery for a MCL tear?

How common is it to need to have surgery for a MCL tear?

Very uncommon: The mcl (medial collateral ligament) tears outside of the knee joint. Because of this, the torn fibers are close enough to each other that they almost always heal and scar down own their own. In rare cases where there is persistent instability (looseness), we can repair or reconstruct the mcl. ...Read more

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What is the usual time span for a misplaced fractured sacrum to heal my surgeon has not mentioned surgery if it is misplaced how can it heal.

What is the usual time span for a misplaced fractured sacrum to heal my surgeon has not mentioned surgery if it is misplaced how can it heal.

2-3 months: Tghere are many different types of fractures of the sacrum some require surgery and some do not . Fractures of the sacrum that are directly in line with the weight bearing portion of uor sacrum may require surgery but id=f they are displaced but stable they only require altered weight bearing (crutches) ct scan helps determine which is which along with the mechanism of injury (high or low energy. ...Read more

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Is it possible to not have a mcl ?

I do not thing so?: Not to have medial collateral ligament of the knee from congenital reason, I do not find case in the liteleture. To have torn mcl it is very possible, and you could function with it but this effect the knee and cause arthritis early beside other problems. ...Read more

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Is it possible to do intense sport with a ruptured cruciate ligament?

Is it possible to do intense sport with a ruptured cruciate ligament?

Yes: it depends on the sport, how the injury was treated (surgery), and what kind of rehab was done. Be sure to use proper protective gear, including a ACL brace. Many NFL players have been known to go an entire career, only to find out later they ruptured their ACL back in college when they get an MRI for an unrelated issue. Sure helps to have some massive muscle mass to compensate. ...Read more

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Is it possible to walk perfectly fine with a completely torn acl?

Is it possible to walk perfectly fine with a completely torn acl?

Yes: Acl tears usually effect cutting moves and changing directions suddenly. Walking or even running straight ahead usually not a problem with an acl tear. ...Read more

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If a sprain is slow to heal and gets resprained, is there going to be permanent damage or is it possible to reverse all damage with time and physio?

If a sprain is slow to heal and gets resprained, is there going to be permanent damage or is it possible to reverse all damage with time and physio?

Let me help: Sprain and re-sprain could leave some damage to the ligament of the joint and also make the healing process take longer time. The advise to treat the sprain correctly from the first time.. ...Read more

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Is there ever any circumstances where a webr b fx can be so close to been a webr a that it can be a borderline case of it being either ?

Is there ever any circumstances where a webr b fx can be so close to been a webr a that it can be a borderline case of it being either ?

Yes: Most important is whether or not the fracture is stable and whether or not there is shifting of the ankle bone (talus) laterally due to disruption of the syndesmosis. More common in weber b fractures than type a. ...Read more

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Is it easy to tear an ACL if I long board all the time?

Is it easy to tear an ACL if I long board all the time?

No: The ACL torn is from an injury not overuse. Injuries occur with falls and you are more likley to fall when tired or distracted, when using a new board, going out in rough. If you are surfing or participating in any sporting endeavor, there is always the risk of knee injury and that includes ACL tear, but you can minimize the risks by being alert, careful, and staying healthy. ...Read more

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If a retinal detachment occurs, is it repairable and how much time will one have to have it fixed?

If a retinal detachment occurs, is it repairable and how much time will one have to have it fixed?

Yes: The prognosis for successful repair and return of any vision loss improves if the surgery is done sooner rather than later. See a retinal specialist asap. ...Read more

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Is it worth persuing repressed memories or will it always be a reconstruction of a reconstruction? If it can never be verified is there a point to it?

Is it worth persuing repressed memories or will it always be a reconstruction of a reconstruction? If it can never be verified is there a point to it?

Hmmm....: The mind is amazing. If a person has a complex, vivid dream, it's not real, right? A vivid dream is created by the human mind. If that same mind tries to recreate memories, or just retrieve them from the depths of the brain, how does that mind know reality from new creation? Which parts of the memories are real? Which are created? Which are retrieved? Which were never stored correctly in the past? ...Read more

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How is a displace superior displaced meniscus repaired? Or can it be repaired? Is that is what is cause my knee to lock and click with pain?

How is a displace superior displaced meniscus repaired? Or can it be repaired? Is that is what is cause my knee to lock and click with pain?

Meniscus tears: In individuals above the age of 20 or so are typically not repairable and often require partial excision. This often takes care of any pain, swelling and discomfort. Yes it is what is causing your pain. See an orthopaedic surgeon. ...Read more

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If a man can live simple daily life with torn ACL ligament if he is not a sportperson?

If a man can live simple daily life with torn ACL ligament if he is not a sportperson?

ACL Reconstruction: Acl tears do not heal on their own & having it replaced can help you maintain a healthy/ active lifestyle in the years to come. The acl is a major knee stabalizer, and can provide security to your knee that may prevent further damage to nearby tendons, ligaments, muscles, articular cartilage, meniscus, & bones when compared to a "loose knee". ...Read more

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Really want to start skatingboarding again. Is a torn meniscus really a major problem or is it a minor one?

Really want to start skatingboarding again. Is a torn meniscus really a major problem or is it a minor one?

Meniscus tear: While you can do exercises to strengthen the muscles that support and surround your knee, these will not lead to healing of torn cartilage/meniscus. Avoid high impact and twisting/pivoting activities. Best option is to fix the torn meniscus surgically. Untreated meniscus tears can get larger and can eventually lead to a greater predisposition for arthritis. ...Read more

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Is it easy to live with a PCL injury and not have it repaired?

Yes: Yes. Many people have a completely disrupted PCL with little or no problems. ...Read more

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Which is the best way to repair an acl, pcl, & lcl injury?

Which is the best way to repair an acl, pcl, & lcl injury?

It depends.: You should see an ortrhopedic sports medicine knee surgeon, who can put together a game plan. You'll probably need surgery, but every case differs when you have a 3 ligament knee injury. ...Read more

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What are exercises to avoid with a PCL injury?

What are exercises to avoid with a PCL injury?

Don't: Wakeboard or perform exercises hyper-extending the knee. ...Read more

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With a PCL injury---is surgery the best option?

With a PCL injury---is surgery the best option?

Variable: A PCL partially heals in a slightly looser position. Some patients have minimal difficulty with a PCL tear while others have instability sensations and weak push-off strength. Still others have rotational instability. Because of this, the PCL discussion needs to be personalized to your specific situation. This should really be addressed with a PCL sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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What could cause posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injury ?

Force!: The PCL is probably the strongest ligament in the knee. It requires a significant amount of force or energy to cause it to tear. Pcl tears are far less common than anterior cruciate ligament (acl) tears. ...Read more

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How can you prevent posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injury ?

How can you prevent posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injury ?

You can't :-(: Tears of the PCL will occur if a significant amount of energy is placed across the knee and in the right direction. Like if your knee hits the dashboard in car accident. That will push your shin backwards and potentially tear your pcl. Pcl tears can not be prevented. ...Read more

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When is PCL knee reconstruction necessary after a sports injury?

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When is PCL knee reconstruction necessary after a sports injury?

Variable: A PCL partially heals in a slightly looser position. Some patients have minimal difficulty with a PCL tear while others have instability sensations and weak push-off strength. Still others have rotational instability. Because of this, the PCL discussion needs to be personalized to your specific situation. This should really be addressed with a PCL sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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How is a posterior cruciate ligament injury typically treated?

How is a posterior cruciate ligament injury typically treated?

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 more

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What are the common causes of anterior and posterior cruciate ligament injuries?

What are the common causes of anterior and posterior cruciate ligament injuries?

Trauma or fall: Injuries to the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments most commonly occur because of a traumatic injury (football tackle, soccer collision, etc) or a traumatic fall (skiing or snowboarding fall). Another cause could be from an auto accident (where the knees strike the lower dashboard area. Certainly there are other mechanisms for these injuries as well. ...Read more

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Help! i can't bend knee above 40 degree is it normal ? I was on full cast for 6 weeks, then 4 weeks in immobilizer just removed, i had PCL injury.

Help! i can't bend knee above 40 degree is it normal ? I was on full cast for 6 weeks, then 4 weeks in immobilizer just removed, i had PCL injury.

Arthrofibrosis: You have what's called arthrofibrosis caused by your prolonged immobilization. The next step for you is physical therapy aimed at restoring your range of motion. If this is not effective you may need a manipulation under anesthesia or an arthroscopy to break up the scar tissue. Let's hope you get it accomplished through physical therapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can I do for my knee ligament injuries (acl, mcl, pcl) to make the surround areas stronger?

What can I do for my knee ligament injuries (acl, mcl, pcl) to make the surround areas stronger?

See below: Strengthen the surrounding muscles of the knee as well as you can. This will help keep the injured ligaments in place due to the increased muscle tone surround the knee. Obviously, the older you are , the harder and longer this may take. See your orthopedist and physical therapists for more help. ...Read more

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MRI(March) shws grade 1,2,3 meniscal dmge, partial pcl, complete ACL tear (soccer injury in jan) Srgn says MRI inaccurate(sept),askd me 2 play. Shd i?

MRI(March) shws grade 1,2,3 meniscal dmge, partial pcl, complete ACL tear (soccer injury in jan) Srgn says MRI inaccurate(sept),askd me 2 play. Shd i?

MRIs: are generally very accurate for detecting meniscal and ligament tears of the knee. You can always get a second opinion interpretation of the MRI, or, since it was 6 months ago, try to get a new MRI. Things may have changed since then. Otherwise, see an orthopedic surgeon for further evaluation. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injuries ?

What are the common symptoms of posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) injuries ?

Varies, usually none: Symptoms of a PCL rupture can vary. It may be associated with pain, swelling and a feeling of unsteadiness, but more often than not they may have no noticeable symptoms. Some report a feeling of unsteadyness or insecurity, others pain around the knee cap. Some report pain when running, especially slowing down/stopping, going up/down stairs or ramps, or squatting/kneeling. ...Read more

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What does it mean if there's thickening with linear hyperintensities of the ACL and high grade intrasubstance ACL/PCL injury?

What does it mean if there's thickening with linear hyperintensities of the ACL and high grade intrasubstance ACL/PCL injury?

Possible tear: The concern is that you may have torn your ACL and PCL ligaments, which are major stabilizers of the knee. I would be seen by an orthopedic surgeon. An exam can help determine how stable your knee is. The surgeon can review your MRI with you and discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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Can the knee's ACL and PCL ligament injuries heal naturally?

Can the knee's ACL and PCL ligament injuries heal naturally?

Acl/pcl healing: If an acl and PCL tear these ligaments do not typically heal; this is due in part to the synovial environment in which these ligaments reside as well as the demand that is exacted on these ligaments. Whether one is symptomatic with these injuries is in large part measured by the degree of activity in which a patient participates in and the number of hours one is actively engaged. ...Read more

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Sir/ma'am, my dad had sports injury that caused PCL tear in the left knee suggest any remedy.

Sir/ma'am, my dad had sports injury that caused PCL tear in the left knee suggest any remedy.

PCL tear: With isolated PCL tear, current recommendations are physical therapy with quadriceps and hamstring strengthening. If he has a concomitant acl tear, he may need a reconstruction of both. If there is pre-existing arthritis with malalignment of his knee, he may require a total knee replacement. It can be a complex algorithm depending on the alignment of his knee and what his x-rays show. ...Read more

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Knee Injury 2-2014. Just had new mri. Suspect mild strain of ACL & pcl. Very small joint effusion. Can you explain this?

Knee Injury 2-2014. Just had new mri. Suspect mild strain of ACL & pcl. Very small joint effusion. Can you explain this?

Sounds like: it means mild injury to ligaments. If you are having symptoms, you need medical evaluation, because these finding do not fully explain your symptoms. ...Read more

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Knee injury. MRI report "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Knee injury. MRI report  "PCL Avulsion fracture of tibia (6-7mm displacement) with adjacent tibial bone edema. fibers are intact." is surgery needed?

Yes, it should if-: -U expect 2 have a functioning knee 4 the rest of Ur life. It can only separate more, & a simple reduction & fixation will do what U want it 2 do, reunite the fragment 2 the tibia. The image is a tear & requires a major reconstruction if not fixed. U risk the fragment becoming a nonunion. ...Read more

Posterior Cruciate Ligament (Definition)

The posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) is one of the main central ligaments within the knee that originates on the femur and inserts on the back of the tibia. The PCL prevents the ...Read more