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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kirt Kimball
46 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Disruption of tissue: Ligament tears can be minor intrasubstance injury without disruption of continuity of fibers (grade i). There can be partial disruption of fibers wit ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Victor Khabie
29 years experience in Sports Medicine
RICE: Rest ice compression elevation.
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Sider
38 years experience in Sports Medicine
A stretched ligament: A ligament is the structure that helps to stabilize a joint where bones come together in a grade 1or 2 sprain the ligament gets inflamed and stretche ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Frank Holmes
22 years experience in Sports Medicine
It depends: What ligament is involved, severity of the tear (small partial tear, high-grade tear or full tear), risks of further injury- these are all questions t ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Munshower
29 years experience in Family Medicine
In a way: As, when a persons ability to properly exercise and burn calories is hampered by a persistent tear, then certainly weight gain can occur over time.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
23 years experience in Anesthesiology
Yes, depends: Depends on the extent of injury. Your orthopedic surgeon is the best guide. You always can get second opinion.
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Collin Ball
12 years experience in Podiatry
Give it time: For an acute ligament tear, healing time can be 4-6 weeks depending on various factors. I would use a brace, compression, consider physical therapy an ... Read More
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Edward Hellman
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Pain, clicking: The annular ligament is a ligament on the outside of the elbow. It can be injured, and this most commonly occurs after a fall or a twisting injury to ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Mass
45 years experience in Hand Surgery
Yes: Most partial tears of ligaments heal if treated correctly by splinting or bracing. Not all complete ligament tears need surgery.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hutchinson
33 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Depends: If only partial, then time should heal things with a minor injury in bout a month and a moderate injury in about two. Maintain motion but avoid stres ... Read More
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