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Over The Counter Treatment For Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury
Reconstruction: Treatment of torn ACL depends on patient age, activity level and expectations. High level athletes who are engaged in pivoting, cutting sports (soccer, football, basketball) have a greater change to return to their prior of level of activity with reconstruction. For patients who are lower demand, a trial of hamstring strengthening program and bracing may be reasonable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Most choose surgery: Sugical reconstruction is the most common treatment, although some will elect to only treat with physical thearpy. When pursuing surgery there are many graft options, but despite which one the surgeon may use the procedure includes putting tunnels in the bones of the knee and threading the graft through to replace the original ligament. Trying to reconnect the ends of the original lig doesn't work. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
PCL sprain: Pcl sprains can, depending on the severity of the sprain, recover in 6-8 weeks. Occasionally surgery is required if the knee remains unstable after the sprain. This can be performed arthroscopically in the hands of a surgeon with experience with the injury. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Are meniscus tears and patella tendonitis repairable? Dr scheduled me for an MRI to see the severity of the knee problem.
Yes: Meniscus tears definitely can be surgically "repairable, " but it depends on the anatomy of the tear to determine whether a repair would be an option (vs. Arthroscopic shaving/debridement). Patellar tendonitis is not "repairable" per se (unless there has been an associated significant tear of the tendon), but rather will almost always resolve with conservative treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many reasons may be: The injury could have happened for the same reason that it is now difficult to heal: metabolic/ hormonal/ medication side effects. However, other things can produce chronic inflammation as well, such as fibromyalgia for example. After the injury, a proper stretching routine, physical therapy are important, but the recovery may still take over a year on occasion. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can anyone translate my diagnosis and possible and treatment options complete tear of the anterior talofibular ligament partial tear of calcaneofibula?
Tear ligaments: Talofibular ligament= ligament that binds together the talus bone with at the ankle with the fibula calcaneofibula ligament=ligament that binds together the calcaneal bone ( heel bone) with the fibula ( leg bone); you probably needs to see an orthopedic doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
What treatment for a MRI scan with the following conclusion:posterior third medial meniscal tear with chronic MCL sprain with mild prepatellar bursiti?
It depends: This depends on the degree of the tear, associated injuries, and the type of activity that you desire to return to. Generally, partial and low-grade isolated PCL injuries can be rehabbed and braced. High-grade or complete PCL injuries or lower-grade injuries which result in persistent instability may be better treated with surgical reconstruction. Talk to your orthopedist regarding your situation. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
See below: For any musculoskeletal injury, tendon, ligament, muscle, etc, nsaid's are good, like ibuprofen. For any injury, the riice (rest, ice, ibuprofen, compression, elevation) mnemonic is recommended. However, if you have a significant injury, see you doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more
Following surgery on the aterior cruciate ligament (acl) and a torn menisucs can sports be continued?
Yes: Yes, after full recovery has occurred. Check with your surgeon. ...Read more
Arthroscopic surgery: Either arthroscopic partial menicectomy or medical repair depending on type of tear ...Read more
What are options for recovery for a partial tear of the biceps anchor OR tear of the biceps anchor-superior labral interface---PT 5 weeks w/o change?
Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?
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