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how is a posterior cruciate ligament injury typically treated?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Depends on laxity: If you have an acute (recent) PCL tear that does not cause much laxity, you will probably be treated with physical therapy that stresses aggressive rehabilitation of the quadriceps muscles, which are in the front of the thigh. Acute PCL tear that causes significant laxity or if you have injured more than one ligament, you may need surgery to repair or reconstruct your pcl.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery 23 years experience
Usually non-op: Most patients with an isolated PCL injury will not have symptomatic instability after completing rehab to focus on quad strengthening. If you do have symptomatic instability or the PCL injury is part of a larger injury, the ligament is reconstructed with a graft which is roughly similar to the way the acl is reconstructed.

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A 43-year-old member asked:

What is round ligament pain?

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Dr. Megan Bird
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 37-year-old member asked:

How is head injury detected by temperature?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
High temp bad outcom: In hospitalized patients at risk for ongoing brain injury, the incidence of temperature increases within the range reported to worsen neurologic outcome (elevations of 1.0 degree c or more) was very high - potentially injurious, randomly occurring, and traditionally undertreated temperature. New therapeutic hypothermia is becoming an important intervention following acute neurologic injury.
A 43-year-old member asked:

How is brain injury observation done?

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Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Constant vigilance: The patient should be checked every two hours for the first 24 hours after the injury. If the patient is asleep, he or she should be awakened. Seek emergency help if they are unusually sleep, confused, restless, agitated, nausea, vomitting, headache, unequal pupil size.
A 42-year-old member asked:

Would you wear splint for a finger injury?

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Dr. Peter Duic
Emergency Medicine 9 years experience
That depends: The nature of the injury determines what kind of treatment is required. Did you have a crushing injury, hyper extension or flexion of the finger, jamming the finger. Most importantly could it be broken ? Immobilization can help many injuries , but the length of time is really determined by what specifically is injured.
A 29-year-old female asked:

If I put and ice pack on a head injury and I put pressure on it is that bad?

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Dr. William Goldie
Pediatric Neurology 48 years experience
No: Trauma to the scalp often produces a "goose egg" swelling due to bleeding into the membranes of the scalp. Ice and pressure will reduce the amount of bleeding. If injury is severe, evaluation may be necessary including ct scan to look for fracture or bleeding inside the skull. Ice and pressure will not affect the fracture or internal bleeding. But additional evaluation would be necessary.

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