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what is the tear of a ligament called?!

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Dr. Amir Khan
Sports Medicine 27 years experience
'rupture or tear': Commonly still called a 'tear' or 'rupture' etc....No special medical terms.

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A 30-year-old member asked:

How do you recover from ligament tears?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
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); rest it (get the weight off of it completely; use crutches if necessary); ice it within the first three days, 15-20 minutes three times a day; compression (using a loose ace bandage, compression brace or kinesio tape), elevate to reduce swelling.
A 41-year-old member asked:

About how long will it be before I can return to playing football after reconstructing my atf ligament?

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Dr. Frank Pettrone
Sports Medicine 52 years experience
4-6 weeks: Jog/ esercise at 4-6 weeks after cast removed. Then progress to football drills.
Canada
A 20-year-old female asked:

What is the medial patellofemoral ligament and where is it located? How do you fix it?

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Dr. Ralph Salvagno
Orthopedic Surgery 39 years experience
Near the kneecap: The medial patellofemoral ligament is on the inside (medial) part of the patella (kneecap). It helps stabilize the patella as the knee bends. If damaged, subluxation ( abnormal movement) of the patella can cause pain. It can be repaired by grafting tissue to replace the damaged ligament.
CA
A 28-year-old male asked:

What is the definition or description of: ligament?

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Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 42 years experience
A ligament is: A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one with no ligament attachments?
A 38-year-old member asked:

What are the risks of ligament reconstruction?

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery 54 years experience
Depenses on which 1: Any ligament repair/recon can fail. B more specific as 2 where, & which ligament.

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