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Which is the best treatment for torn anterior cruciate ligament (acl)?

Which is the best treatment for torn anterior cruciate ligament (acl)?

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 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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What is the treatment for anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

What is the treatment for anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

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 more

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What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

Rest, brace : About 90% of mcl injuries heal with time and rest with use of a brace for grade 2 or grade 3 in severity. Many athletes especially return to sports more quickly with a quality rehab program. ...Read more

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What is the recovery time for a posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) sprain?

What is the recovery time for a posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) sprain?

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 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 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 causes the pain with an anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

What causes the pain with an anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury?

Meniscal tears.: You may have associated meniscal tears, that can be responsible for the pain. Or, the swelling of the knee itself, can be causing the pain. ...Read more

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Are meniscus tears and patella tendonitis repairable? Dr scheduled me for an MRI to see the severity of the knee problem.

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 more

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For what reason can't the body successfully heal an Achilles tendon injury or degeneration?

For what reason can't the body successfully heal an Achilles tendon injury or degeneration?

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 more

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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

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What treatment for a MRI scan with the following conclusion:posterior third medial meniscal tear with chronic MCL sprain with mild prepatellar bursiti?

What treatment for a MRI scan with the following conclusion:posterior third medial meniscal tear with chronic MCL sprain with mild prepatellar bursiti?

Surgery?: A torn medial meniscus usually does not heal, the ligament sprain will heal on its own. If you are having pain, locking or instability, then you may need arthroscopic surgery to treat the meniscus tear. ...Read more

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Is surgery the best option for a torn posterior cruciate ligament?

Is surgery the best option for a torn posterior cruciate ligament?

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 more

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

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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Which are recommended medications for a knee ligament injury, ?

Which are recommended medications for a knee ligament injury, ?

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

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What is the right treatment for a sports injury meniscus tear?

What is the right treatment for a sports injury   meniscus tear?

Surgery.: Usually arhtroscopic surgery is required to take care of a meniscal tear. ...Read more

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Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Treatment for torn meniscus and partial torn lateral collateral ligament in left knee diagnosed by MRI scan?

Depends: The treatment depends on your exam and symptoms but most meniscal tears are well treated by arthroscopic partial menisectomy while the partial lcl tear probably requires bracing and rehab. Again this is predicated by your exam and not the mri. ...Read more

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How long is the healing process for an elbow fracture with partial tear in ligament and tendon?

How long is the  healing process for an elbow fracture with partial tear in ligament and tendon?

6-8weeks usually: The partially torn ligament does not need to be operated on but the fracture might if the joint surface is disrupted. ...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