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Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will also show if a piece of bone was pulled off of the patella or tibia. The diagnosis is made clinically - you cannot raise your leg straight up while keeping your knee straight. You may also feel a defect in the tendon. ...Read more

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Muscle (Definition)

It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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Could an MRI detect muscle weakness or muscle injury?

Could an MRI detect muscle weakness or muscle injury?

Muscle injury: Muscle injury can be detect by MRI in most cases. Weakness can be inferred by atrophy (less muscle mass than the opposite side) but cannot truly be measured by an MRI scan. ...Read more

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Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Sore iliacus muscle (hip flexor muscle)?

Stretch.: Hip flexors get tight from sitting. A great hip stretch is the yoga pose "warrior 1". Another safe stretch is to lie on your stomach then flex the knee, bringing your heel towards your hip. Otc anti inflammatory meds can help. See an orhopaedist if you experience snapping or clicking in your hip. ...Read more

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Grade 1 sprain of gracilis sinister and partial rupture of aductor longus muscle recovery time?

Grade 1 sprain of gracilis sinister and partial rupture of aductor longus muscle recovery time?

A few weeks: That should heal within a few weeks, anywhere from 2 - 8 weeks. You can progressively increase your physical activity as you heal. If you are no better after 8 weeks you should return to your physician. ...Read more

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What exactly causes the stiffness from a rotator cuff injury? Muscle spasms?

What exactly causes the stiffness from a rotator cuff injury? Muscle spasms?

Capsular tightness: A rotator cuff tear is usually painful and can spawn a cascade of undesirable events in the surrounding tissues. The muscles attached to the torn cuff tendon can become weak, atrophied and painful. The underlying shoulder capsule can become transiently stiff and noncompliant resulting in a debilitating loss of motion ("frozen shoulder"). Scar tissue/synovitis can accumulate and block motion too. ...Read more

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Hip flexor muscle problem?

Hip flexor muscle problem?

Rest: Rest, ice, anti-inflammatories can be helpful. If the pain persists, be evaluated by a specialist to make sure you do not have a more serious problem. ...Read more

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What is the main difference between tendon injury, ligament injury and muscle injury?

What is the main difference between tendon injury, ligament injury and muscle injury?

Alot: While mechanisms of injury to these structures may be similar and in many cases treatment may be similar they are very distinct anatomically and in terms of function and healing potential. So it would be important to know the location, type and extent of injury. ...Read more

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Can gluteal medius tendonitis result from a hip lateral labral tear?

Can gluteal medius tendonitis result from a hip lateral labral tear?

Perhaps- not always: Not all hip labral tears develop gluteus medius tendinitis but it is possible If the symptoms from the labral tear cause an abnormal gait pattern, and thus the tendinitis. ...Read more

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Can a knee injury affect the hip and gluteus muscles?

Can a knee injury affect the hip and gluteus muscles?

Hip: Yes if you had a knee injury and you are limping, you can develop pain in the hip, gluteus muscles and even your back. ...Read more

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Calf tightness w/ swelling Achilles (and paratendon) + distended unilateral tributary over achilles. Compartment syndrome? Venous? No known injury.

Calf tightness w/ swelling Achilles (and paratendon) + distended unilateral tributary over achilles. Compartment syndrome?  Venous? No known injury.

DVT: Could be many things, but you need to have an ultrasound of your leg to rule out deep vein thrombosis. These can break off and go to the lungs and be life threatening. ...Read more

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Could flexor halucis longus muscle injury cause posterior lower leg to appear wider than other leg?

Could flexor halucis longus muscle injury cause posterior lower leg to appear wider than other leg?

Probably not: although the FHL originates from the calf, it would require substantial swelling and therefore pain to demonstrate a noticeable difference in leg circumference... ...Read more

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Could patella maltracking cause muscle spasms?

Could patella maltracking cause muscle spasms?

Yes,possibly: Patellar maltracking can cause knee pain and instability. Anything that causes knee pain may result in muscle spasms about the knee.See your ors for evaluation. ...Read more

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How to repair adductor muscle rupture?

How to repair adductor muscle rupture?

Rest/ surgery: A partial tear my heal on its own. A complete tear mar require surgery. ...Read more

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MRI shows complex tear posterior horn medial meniscus dem.both radial, horizontal components. Moderate size effusion Low grade tear poplitues muscle?

 MRI  shows complex tear posterior horn medial meniscus dem.both radial, horizontal components. Moderate size effusion Low grade tear poplitues muscle?

SurgicalRepair: Posterior Horn of the Medial Meniscus absorbs most of the weight of posterior compartment/This complex tear should be evaluated by a knee surgeon and all efforts made to repair it to prevent the further development of osteoarthritis.If it can not be surgically repaired than follow up closely for signs of pain and swelling with activities.A properly fitted Knee Brace may help too. Follow the advise of orthopedic surgeon.Physical Therapy may help as well ...Read more

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Will a torn glutus maximus muscle also cause nerve damage?

Will a torn glutus maximus muscle also cause nerve damage?

Not directly: The sciatic nerve runs deep to the gluteus maximus and piriformis muscles after the nerve exits the pelvis. An injury mechanism that causes injury to these muscles could conceivably impact the sciatic nerve as well. Otherwise , an injury to the gmax muscle does not necessarily "cause" nerve damage. ...Read more

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Does a torn knee ligament cause thigh swelling?

Does a torn knee ligament cause thigh swelling?

It can: Acutely following that injury can cause edema in the thigh. If this an older injury or you are status post reconstruction could be sign of deep vein thrombosis which needs to be evaluated, talk to your orthopedist. ...Read more

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Medial meniscus injury is where?

Medial meniscus injury is where?

Let me explain: In the knee on the inside part of it.Thank. ...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