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How Long Does Tfcc Ligament Tear On The Wrist Heals
Can a ligament tear in my hand heal by itself. I have a broken bone a partial tear of one ligament and a complete tear of another?
Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption ...Read more
I have a sl ligament tear. If I don't have surgery what would happen to my wrist. I am a hairstylist.?
Follow the recommen-: -dations of your surgeon, they all have post op protocols that need to be followed to the"T". ...Read more
What is the typical time for recovery of a complete scapholunate (scaphoid) ligament tear in my wrist?
Recovery rare: Complete disruption of the scapholunate interval leads to instability and disassociation. This very rarely heals on its own usually requiring surgical reconstruction. This will improve your function but rarely leads to complete recovery back to pre injury functional status. If not appropriately addressed will continue to progressively degenerate toward a SLAC wrist deformity. ...Read more
Please help! What is the average time for recovery of a complete scapholunate (scaphoid) ligament tear in my wrist?
Depends: Typically this is a surgical problem requiring repair or reconstruction of the ligament. It rarely responds to rest or immobilization but requires arthroscopic or open surgical repair. The ligament repair requires 8 to 10 weeks for initial healing and then post operative therapy. Seek care with a qualified hand surgeon. ...Read more
ORS: A sprained finger can be seen by a hand specialist or treated by a board certified orthopedic surgeon as well. If it is not the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb (skier's or gamekeeper's thumb) than most will heal uneventfully! ...Read more
Approx. How long willit take for an MCL grade 2 knee ligament tear to heal completely without further damage?
It varies.: Usually mcl partial injuries heal within 6 weeks, improving with initial rest, brace, ice, then progressive exercise. ...Read more
It depend were is it: If the fracture in the thigh bone it take 6-8 weeks, if the fracture in small bone it take less than that. ...Read more
What are the symptoms of a ligament tear? How long is the surgery? The recovery time? Could I do any sports afterwards? If not, for how long?
Pain: Pain, swelling, instability of the joint. Difficulty using that joint. Hard to answer other questions without knowing what ligament. ...Read more
Yes, depends: Depends on the extent of injury. Your orthopedic surgeon is the best guide. You always can get second opinion. ...Read more
I have been given crutches for a grade 2 ankle sprain, with a partial ligament tear. How long should I be on crutches? When do I need to weight bare?
6 weeks +/-: A grade ll is serious enough that a good 6 wks is about right. Doing 2 much 2 soon can jeopardize ur best chance of a good outcome. ...Read more
Will wearing a foot brace help heal midfoot ligament tear faster or is that more appropriate for a ankle tear?
Rest, time, PT, Rx: Midfoot ligament tear will heal with rest and minimal immobilization. Ultrasound therapy is helpful. Injecting platelet rich plasma may help. An NSID is ok if you are able to tolerate the drug. I like the idea of your wearing a brace - it serves as a reminder to rest the foot. ...Read more
I have pain running from my wrist on the pinkie finger side till my elbow and at times my fingers also. My wrist is swollen. Is it a ligament tear?
Can't say: You really need to have the extremity examined by a health care specialist. They should be able to tell you what the problem is. ...Read more
Bone-bone connection: Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption of the tissue integrity. ...Read more
Yes (to an extent): Any surgery will cause post-operative pain. There will also be discomfort with the therapy that is required after the procedure. Different patients have different pain thresholds, but usually, the pain post-operatively isn't so bad (from the feedback I've gotten from my patients who have had the surgery). ...Read more
Aspiration: If the swelling is significant, the knee can be aspirated to remove excess fluid. ...Read more
Instability: The posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) is the ligament that keeps the tibia (shin bone) in line with the femur (thigh bone), and keeps it from dropping back behind. When it tears, the body tries to heal the tear but in a looser position. Sometimes this is loose enough to cause instability (where the knee sags back and is unable to maintain a normal position. This can cause other tears or disability. ...Read more
Not too bad: Acl surgery is for the most part done arthroscopically using minimally invasive techniques. There can be pain because bone tunnels need to created. Pain is usually controlled by using a femoral nerve block and narcotic pain meds. Most patients report manageable pain levels. ...Read more
Many can help: If your ligament is completely torn I advise surgery but partial tears can heal. I advise an anti-inflammatory diet:https://tinyurl. Com/38mdp6 Important nutrients include vitamin C, B6, B12, magnesium, manganese ; zinc- see http://www. Leastening. Com/articles/sport-exercise/nutrition-for-tendons-and-ligaments. Html homeopathy can help (consider ruta grav). Some advise taking collagen supplements. ...Read more
I am awaiting surgery for anterior cruciate ligament tear. Are there any exercises that I coulddo?
Sir I hd a ligament tear 7 months ago, with reference to my dr I had a digital X-ray 15 days ago. Report - mild swelling seen ovr lateral malleolus.
Ligament tear: Well sounds like a lateral ankle sprain grade 2 or 3. An ultrasound should have been perfomed to assess the three ligaments on the lateral aspect to correlate with the physical exam (ex anterior drawer sign). Recommendation to get the swelling down is rest, ice, compression (ankle brace or cam boot) and elevation. Surgery is rare. ...Read more
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