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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Wenjay Sung
13 years experience in Podiatry
Ligament : A ligament is a band of fibrous tissue that connects bone to bone. It is different from tendon, which connect muscle to bone. Ligaments cannot contr ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Douglas Mund
45 years experience in Rheumatology
REST/MEDICATION: The first thing to do is discern why there is inflammation. Is it from overuse or is there a more inflammatory and systemic process going on - i.e. Ea ... Read More
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Takes 16 wks to heal: The initial concern should be to reduce the inflammation as soon as possible by following the principles of price: protect it (with a splint or brace) ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Burns
36 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Ligamentous: Tightness is necessary. There is no specific medication that can 'relax' ligaments which frankly need to be tight to support the joints. I presume y ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Dearborn
29 years experience in Orthopedic Reconstructive Surgery
Loose ligament: Laxity is an orthopaedic term for looseness. Normally, ligaments don't really stretch much. If a ligament gets partially torn, it can be functionally ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Allen Lu
Dr. Allen Lu answered
23 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Large forces: Lateral collateral ligament strains are relatively uncommon. Lateral collateral injuries can occur with direct forceful blows to the inside of the kne ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Losse ligament: Make the knee more borne for arthritis and more injuries.
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rose Wynn
Dr. Rose Wynn answered
15 years experience in Sports Medicine
Scope vs Rehab: Your location indicates air force. For active individuals, most opt for arthroscopic surgery (scope). For very inactive people, can rehab intensively. ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ayo Adu
Dr. Ayo Adu answered
13 years experience in Sports Medicine
Which ligament?: There is a collateral ligament in the elbow, and also in the knee. Initial treatment might include bracing and nsaids.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bernard Bach Jr
41 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It depends.: Have yourself checked by a sports medicine shoulder surgeon. There are several entities within the shoulder that this can be confused with, so you wan ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Shybut
16 years experience in Sports Medicine
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 t ... Read More
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A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Michalski
35 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
ACL and meniscus: Costs vary with type of anesthesia, location of procedure, implants or products used, sometimes with time in or and recovery, meds needed, pt duration ... Read More
A 46-year-old male asked:
Dr. Patrick Mckenna
13 years experience in Preventive Medicine
Probably not: It would depend on the symptoms. If there is no instability, surgery is probably not needed.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bradley Butkovich
26 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Could what?: Please elaborate.......
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Cunnar
26 years experience in Family Medicine
Yes (to an extent): Any surgery will cause post-operative pain. There will also be discomfort with the therapy that is required after the procedure. Different patients ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will als ... Read More
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A 50-year-old male asked:
Dr. Joe Wilkinson
43 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Soft tissues like ligaments can heal on their own, usually in 3-6 weeks, however they may need to be immobilized or protected while healing and rehabi ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
31 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Classic Ankle Sprain: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (r.I.C.E. Therapy) with addition of nsaids if feasible. If no improvement in pain and swelling in several days, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Tepper
24 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
ACL: The acl is the main stabilizing ligament in the knee. When it tears or ruptures, it can not be repaired, but needs to be reconstructed with a graft. ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Meislin
35 years experience in sports medicine
Acl/pcl healing: If an acl and PCL tear these ligaments do not typically heal; this is due in part to the synovial environment in which these ligaments reside as well ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tariq Niazi
42 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Anything is possible: But the torn acl doesn't repair itself strongly, that it can function normally. It usually is stretched out tissue, which is no good to the its normal ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience in Podiatry
Not serious: Assuming no medical issues, .
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Wilkin
23 years experience in Podiatry
It can: Torn ankle ligaments will typically heal in time if treated properly. However, there may be long term effects from this problem. Have it evaluated. ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
48 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Very successful: Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction surgery has undergone considerable changes over the past decade. Intensive research into the biomechanics o ... Read More

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