A 41-year-old member asked:
how much time does it take to recover from a posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) sprain?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 22 years experience
Months: Depending on how severe the PCL strain is, it may take several months for complete healing.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
What is round ligament pain?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
Muscle stretching: The round ligament goes from the top of your uterus down to the low pelvic wall. The round ligament has a muscle in it that stretches when you walk, move or lie in one place too long. It can be very painful. Fortunately, it won't hurt you or hurt your baby. Support belts often help the stretching.
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A 21-year-old member asked:
Can rest and elevation help cure a sprain?
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Family Medicine 20 years experience
Yes: Rest, ice, and elevation are the best treatments for a sprain. Over the counter medications such as Ibuprofen may also be appropriate. An air cast and ACE wrap help to stabilize the joint and reduce swelling. Return to normal activities should be gradual.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Is surgery the best option for a torn posterior cruciate ligament?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Orthopedic Surgery 17 years experience
Not Necessarily: This is a hard question to answer without more information. The answer depends on the left of physical activity. If you participate in sports, or any activities that require you to shift the direction you are moving in, very quickly then surgery is the best option. For normal activities such as walking and even occasional running PCL is not necessary. At best you might need a brace for running.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Where is the anterior cruciate ligament is located in the human body?
2 doctor answers • 6 doctors weighed in
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
The knee: The anterior cruciate ligament is located directly in the center of the knee and is a major stabilizer of the knee joint.
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A 35-year-old member asked:
How is a posterior cruciate ligament injury typically diagnosed?
2 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Howard Luksanswered
Orthopedic Surgery 30 years experience
Examination: Most good sports medicine professionals will be able to tell you whether or not your PCL is torn based on your history and the physical examination they perform. If there is a question, then an MRI can be ordered to confirm the physicians suspicions.
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Last updated Jan 12, 2015
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