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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?

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?

Potentially: Yes, there are certainly cases where ligament injuries can completely heal non surgically, and others not. It really depends more on the specific injury. I would not hesitate to discuss directly with a hand specialist. ...Read more

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Ligament Tear (Definition)

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


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I have a sl ligament tear. If I don't have surgery what would happen to my wrist. I am a hairstylist.?

I have a sl ligament tear. If I don't have surgery what would happen to my wrist. I am a hairstylist.?

Arthritis: A scapholunate ligament tear will generally lead to a characteristic set of arthritic changes, ending up in what is called a 'slac' wrist. ...Read more

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Arthroscopy to fix wrist ligament tear, what to do?

Arthroscopy to fix wrist ligament tear, what to do?

Follow the recommen-: -dations of your surgeon, they all have post op protocols that need to be followed to the"T". ...Read more

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What is the typical time for recovery of a complete scapholunate (scaphoid) ligament tear in my wrist?

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

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Please help! What is the average time for recovery of a complete scapholunate (scaphoid) ligament tear in my wrist?

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

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Should I see a hand specialist? Grade 3 ligament tear finger..

Should I see a hand specialist? Grade 3 ligament tear finger..

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

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How long does it take a hairline fracture or ligament tear to heal while wearing a cast?

How long does it take a hairline fracture or ligament tear to heal while wearing a cast?

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

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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?

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

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Is it possible to heal a ligament tear without surgery?

Is it possible to heal a ligament tear without surgery?

Yes, depends: Depends on the extent of injury. Your orthopedic surgeon is the best guide. You always can get second opinion. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Will wearing a foot brace help heal midfoot ligament tear faster or is that more appropriate for a ankle tear?

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

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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?

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

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What is the definition or description of: ligament tear?

What is the definition or description of: ligament tear?

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

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What does a meniscus or ligament tear feel like?

What does a meniscus or ligament tear feel like?

Knee wobbly and: Swelling of the knee, instability/giving way, popping/clicking/crunching/grinding, locking and stiffness. ...Read more

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Reduce swelling in ACL ligament tear?

Reduce swelling in ACL ligament tear?

Ice, rest, nsaids: If you have an acute injury with an acl tear,
you want to get the swelling down both for
comfort and to perform a reconstructive
procedure if it will be done.
Ice, rest and nsaids are the best ways to do
this. It usually takes 2-3 weeks unless the
fluid is aspirated. ...Read more

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How can I cure ligament tear of ankle?

How can I cure ligament tear of ankle?

Read below: If this is a grade 1 tear, then immobilization is usually enough. If grade 2 depending on it's extent, this may be cured with a cast or possible surgery. If grade 3 tear, it will undoubtedly require surgery. ...Read more

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Is a knee ligament tear a permanent injury?

Sort of: Your ligaments can heal but not usually to complete normal. Ask your ortho surgeon. Each ligament is different. ...Read more

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How serious is a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

How serious is a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

It serious: While a posterior cruciate ligament injury generally causes less pain, disability and knee instability than does an acl tear, it can still sideline you for several weeks or months. ...Read more

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Can a ligament tear be noticed on an X-ray or an mri?

Can a ligament tear be noticed on an X-ray or an mri?

MRI will show best: X-rays are best suited for revealing bony abnormalities, whereas MRI is best for imaging soft tissue injury. ...Read more

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Is the anterior cruciate ligament tear surgery is painful?

Is the anterior cruciate ligament tear surgery is painful?

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

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Can you tell me what docs do for a ligament tear or sprain?

Depending on the se-: Verity and the site of the ligament injury. Most are treatable by non operative means in majority of patients, while some require surgery, like acl reconstruction. All treatments are individualized to the patient, keeping in mind his specific needs etc. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the swelling caused by an ACL ligament tear?

How can I reduce the swelling caused by an ACL ligament tear?

Aspiration: If the swelling is significant, the knee can be aspirated to remove excess fluid. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens with a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

Please explain what happens with a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

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

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How painful is it getting an anterior cruciate ligament tear surgery?

How painful is it getting an anterior cruciate ligament tear surgery?

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

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Is there any specific diet or tablets which can help in fast recovery of knee ligament tear?

Is there any specific diet or tablets which can help in fast recovery of knee ligament tear?

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

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I am awaiting surgery for anterior cruciate ligament tear. Are there any exercises that I coulddo?

I am awaiting surgery for anterior cruciate ligament tear. Are there any exercises that I coulddo?

Quadriceps strength: Work on quadriceps strength and thereby go into surgery with as strong quadriceps as possible. That will be the muscle group you will also focus on after surgery. ...Read more

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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.

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

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more