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do you need surgery for a torn ligament

A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Einbecker
35 years experience Hand Surgery
Different for all: Pain is percieved differently by all of us. Some of us have a higher pain tolerance than others but your doc will give you something for the pain.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Albert Pizzo
59 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Many people have suffered torn ligaments and recovered without surgery. The healing and results concerning pain and function depend on what ligiments ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience Podiatry
Good success: If your treatment plan has already included conservative treatment and this has failed, surgery may be indicated. Repair can be achieved in many ways ... Read More
A 43-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
13 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends on severity: The common ligament in the thumb that gets injured is the ulnar collateral ligament (commonly referred to as skier's thumb). If the tear is partial, ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kevin Stone
Specializes in Sports Medicine
Depends: The knee joint requires ligament integrity for normal stability and function. The extent of the instability can be determined by your doctor who wou ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Fisher
38 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on ligament: Some ligament injuries will heal with non operative treatment. This depends on which ligament and how severe an injury occurred. The medial collater ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ashley Vanderloop
12 years experience Podiatry
What ligament? : What ligament is it? You typically want to rest a torn ligament while it is in the healing process and excessive ambulation can cause further damage t ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. James Bicos
21 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: If your ankle is unstable because of the torn ligament then surgery is indicated. Also the torn ligament can cause pain especially if it gets pinched ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Arthritis.: Narrowing of the joint space on the medial side of the knee is usually the result of arthritis. It may be hereditary, or it can be a result of loss of ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience Podiatry
LIgament surgery: Infection, instability, blood flood, poor nutrition (albumin, pre-albumin, etc), smoking, alcohol, etc.

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