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Do shoulder ligaments repair themselves

A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Exam & Hx & imaging: History of dislocations, hands on xam by an orthopedic shoulder specialist may give u the answer though further imaging may b needed.

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Dr. Jay Bradley
17 years experience LASIK Surgery
Orthopedic surgeon: 3-4 year undergraduate studies, 4 years medical school, 5 years orthopedic surgery residency, possible additional fellowship training years.
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Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
IGHL: Depends upon extent. If just partial tear, consider rest, immobilization, nsaids, pt/modalities. If complete or more extensive, may need additional sc ... Read More
Dr. Audie Rolnick
39 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Rehab: Suggest rehab to begin. If no improvement needs surgery.
A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Only if it's dislo-: - cated. Otherwise U need 2 get back 2 Ur surgeon & B re- evaluated. This is not good, especially @ Ur age. Untreated it can lead 2 even more seri ... Read More
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Haleh Agdassi
25 years experience Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Ask your ortho doc: If you had recent surgery it's best to discuss with your orthopedic surgeon as they often prefer to work with specific physical therapists that are fa ... Read More
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Germanovich
12 years experience Pain Management
Strength training: Under supervision by a trained professional using light to medium weights.
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A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
No diet helps: Stretched or torn ligaments usually require a surgical approach. Instability may also b due 2 a labral tear which is also a surgical problem. C a shou ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Muscle: There are basically two components of what stabilizes a joint: static & dynamic. Static issues that you can't really strengthen include ligaments/cart ... Read More
A 16-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Physical therapy: Physical therapy. If unsuccessful may require orthopedic surgery.
A 48-year-old female asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience Hand Surgery
Exercise or surgery : If you fail exercise you will need the ligament repaired arthroscopically.
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