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Ligament sprain on my ankle? Ice and immobilize?

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Dr. Jerome Mueller
50 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Needs evaluation: Partially torn ligaments (spains) may heal satisfactorily with rest and immobilization. The complete tear of the ligament, however, may need surgical repair to restore the stability of the joint. It is therefore important that a trained medical professional examine the ligament soon after the injury as a neglected complete tear may not be repairable at a later date.
Answered on Jan 21, 2014
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