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how long does it take for a knee sprain to heal

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Ferguson
18 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Depends on severity: 4 to 6 weeks is a good rule of thumb for most simple sprains.

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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Hampton
14 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Knee Sprain: It depends on the severity of the sprain. Knee sprains can heal in anywhere to a few weeks to a few months.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Nall
14 years experience Sports Medicine
Sprains: The usual answer is 6 weeks. If after 6 weeks you are not healed it certainly would be prudent to have it looked at.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bertrand Kaper
28 years experience Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Depends on severity: A "sprained" knee can range from a mild injury to the joint to severe injuries including tears of the ligaments. Recovery following mild injuries may ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Meniscus: Best to consult your orthopedic surgeon.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tal David
Dr. Tal David answered
26 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
MCL sprian: Mcl injuries can take up to 8 weeks to heal.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
51 years experience Rheumatology
About 6 weeks: It depends on the bone in the knee that is broken but figure about 6 weeks.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jordan Steinberg
13 years experience Podiatry
Ankle Spain : A ankle sprain can take anywhere from 4-8 weeks to heal depending on the severity of the injury.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Darren Corteen
24 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
6-8 weeks: Most ligaments subjected to partial tearing heal in 6-8 weeks, however ligament in question should be protected from further stresses or injury during ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Sparacino
36 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: It depends on the type and severity as well as your level of activity. Generally, uncomplicated sprains usually take 6-12 weeks to heal.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Sprain: That depends on what is sprained and the severity of injury. Minor sprain can be a few weeks. More severe injury can be months -- or never as may need ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Bouvier
24 years experience Pediatrics
Depends: This depends on the severity of the injury. A strain can take weeks, partial tear may take the time like a bone fracture (6-8) weeks. A complete tea ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Depends on : How bad the sprain is. I would advise an ankle brace while walking until you feel no pain at the location of the sprain.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Pain: Keep moving the knee as far as the pain allows. It will facilitate healing. How long depends on the severity of the bruise, however, try to not limit ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Chimenti
26 years experience Sports Medicine
Depends: Depends on what caused the soreness. Inflammatory issues such as tendinitis & bursitis are unpredictable & best managed with rest, cortisone injection ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Philip Chao
37 years experience Radiology
6-8 weeks : Minimum earlier if you have arthroscopic surgery.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Khabie
29 years experience Sports Medicine
6-12 months: It may never completely heal without surgery, but may take 6-12 months for maximum improvement.
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A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience Sports Medicine
Variable: Many variables exist when it comes to healing: age, ability to rest & allow for recovery, severity of the tendon injury, treatments employed to pr ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tandy Freeman
36 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
One week to never.: This question can't be answered in a few short sentences because the answer depends on which of the several ligaments about the knee is/are injured an ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: It varies somewhat on the nature of the fracture, but usually about 6-8weeks. Also, x-rays will show when it heals as well.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
DependsLocationSever: There is no fix period for torn ligaments.The healing period will vary based on the location of the ligament and the severity like if it is patial tea ... Read More

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