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What does it mean for walking when anterior cruciate ligament injury?

What does it mean for walking when anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Difficulty: One can have pain with walking and especially going up and down steps. There may be decrease in range of motion, swelling, effusion. There may also be locking of knee and giving out of knee. ...Read more

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 does anterior cruciate ligament ACL injury feel like?

What does  anterior cruciate ligament ACL injury feel like?

Giving way: Classically people describe a buckling, twisting, or giving way episode in the knee, with a popping feeling. Sometimes the pop is audible. Commonly there is swelling, limited ability to walk, and then associated stiffness+pain; as swelling goes down, pain will go away, but instability (wobbly/buckling) feeling with quick changes of direction persists; some people have minimal pain/swelling. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have a torn ACL injury?

What does it mean to have a torn ACL injury?

Torn=ripped a part: Acl=anterior-cruciate-ligament. This is a tough ligament connecting the upper back of knee to lower front of knee (see pic). A torn acl means a tear--which could be partial or complete. Complete-tear = totally ripped a part as shown here. It is an important ligament in knee, especially for active folks, like athletes. If you are very active, consider have it repaired. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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What injuries does the anterior cruciate ligament prevent?

What injuries does the anterior cruciate ligament prevent?

Knee instability: The anterior cruciate ligament (acl) is one of four major ligaments in the knee to help maintain knee stability (the others include the posterior cruciate ligament - pcl, lateral collateral ligament - lcl, and the medial collateral ligament - mcl). The ACL is the most significant of the four and helps prevent the lower leg from sliding forward from the upper leg. ...Read more

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What does chondrocalcinosis mean? Where are the medial collateral ligament fibers in the knee? What does it mean there is an abnormal focal region acl

What does chondrocalcinosis mean? Where are the medial collateral ligament fibers in the knee? What does it mean there is an abnormal focal region acl

Read below: Chondrocalcinosis is abnormal deposits of calcium typically at the meniscus. The medial collateral ligaments (mcl) fibers are on the inside part of the knee. An abnormal focal region of the acl means that the acl has degenerated a bit. This can happen with age (unfortunately) or it can happen after an injury. ...Read more

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Does a mensicus root displacement suppose to hurt? What does a meniscus root displacement mean?

Does a mensicus root displacement suppose to hurt? What does a meniscus root displacement mean?

It could hurt: The meniscus like moon shape have two attachment one in the back and one in the front. When the meniscus loose one of these attachment we call displacement, this usually happen by itself or with injury to other structures of the knee from inside. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have a talus fracture & torn lateral ligaments in my foot?

What does it mean if I have a talus fracture & torn lateral ligaments in my foot?

See below: It means you have sustained a severe injury that will require at least immobilization if not surgery to repair. ...Read more

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What does fibrillation of the articular cruiate ligament mean? Twisting of my knee hurts a lot doesn that mean a tear?

What does fibrillation of the articular cruiate ligament mean? Twisting of my knee hurts a lot doesn that mean a tear?

Let us to explian: The first changes of the anterior cruciate ligament occurred in the superficial fibrillation were the tissue of the ligament loose it is elasticity and become weaker to stand the stress imposed on it by body weight and movement. About twisting your knee and the pain most likely you arthitis in the knee in it early phase. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when a MRI says hyper intense signal of the ACL mean? What does Anterior fusion of the ACL mean? Please help

What does it mean when a MRI says hyper intense signal of the ACL mean? What does Anterior fusion of the ACL mean? Please help

Exam most important: Based on a thorough history of knee complaints, limitations, and history of injury, combined with thorough examination findings by a physician trained in musculoskeletal injury of the knee along with basic knee xrays, a diagnosis can be determined. The nonspecific MRI findings mentioned would be one other piece of information to determine any need for concern or plan of treatment. ...Read more

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How painful is it getting an anterior cruciate ligament tear surgery?

How painful is it getting an anterior cruciate ligament tear surgery?

Not too bad : Acl surgery is for the most part done arthroscopically using minimally invasive techniques. There can be pain because bone tunnels need to created. Pain is usually controlled by using a femoral nerve block and narcotic pain meds. Most patients report manageable pain levels. ...Read more

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What is does it mean to have acromio clavicular joint dislocation?

What is does it mean to have acromio clavicular joint dislocation?

Pain with motion: Acj dislocations are usually acutely painful. High grade injuries, whereby the clavicle and acromion are never touching, often necessitate orthopaedic surgical intervention to gain maximal functional recovery and use of the involved arm. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a meniscus tear? What does it mean when a MRI says a displacement at the meniscus root? Does that cause a knee to lock?

What are the symptoms of a meniscus tear? What does it mean when a MRI says a displacement at the meniscus root? Does that cause a knee to lock?

Giving way: Meniscal tears usually cause mechanical instability. The primary symptom is buckling or giving out. A displaced meniscus can cause the knee to lock. The meniscal root is where it attaches either in the front or back of the knee. Depending on your age it can be repaired or removed but is almost always a surgical treatment. See a good orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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What happen if a torn rotator cuff does not heal back right

What happen if a torn rotator cuff does not heal back right

Pain, weakness: If you have a tear, you may lose some motion and strength. Also you may have some pain especially with overhead activities and external rotation of the shoulder. Obviously, if it is your nondominant arm a mild decrease in motion or strength will probably not prevent you from performing routine activities. ...Read more

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What does a slight superior meniscus root displacement mean? Does it mean a tear at the meniscus? Treament options if any?

What does a slight superior meniscus root displacement mean? Does it mean a tear at the meniscus? Treament options if any?

Depends: Are you looking at MRI report? Superior means top and root is at the back attachment of the meniscus. The meniscus does have mobility and can move in relation to the position of the knee. If the meniscus is displaced from the capsule then yes, it could be a tear. Swelling, localized joint pain, locking or giving way are signs of possible meniscal problems. Treatment depends on how it effects you. ...Read more

Dr. Oscar Novick
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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