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how is a posterior cruciate ligament injury typically diagnosed?

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Dr. Howard Luks
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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.
Dr. W. Batson
Hand Surgery 44 years experience
MRI: As well as by the history of the injury and current symptoms followed by a physical exam of the knee.

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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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