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Ankle ligament tear, what is the recovery time?

Ankle ligament tear, what is the recovery time?

6-12 weeks: It really depends on which ligaments are injured and how badly they are torn. Many ankle ligament injuries heal nonoperatively while others require surgery for stabilization. ...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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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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Pain and popping a year and a half after ligament tear in ankle. What could be wrong?

Pain and popping a year and a half after ligament tear in ankle. What could be wrong?

Needs a workup: Some popping of the ankle is normal unless it is a associated with other symptoms like pain or swelling. Some popping after an ankle sprain may be due to dislocating tendows particularly if it occurs on the the lateral (outside portion) of the ankle. See a specialist you, may need a x-ray , MRI or an ultrasound to diagnosis problem. ...Read more

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Ankle popping a year and a half after ligament tear. Should i be worried?

Ankle popping a year and a half after ligament tear. Should i be worried?

Popping: Popping sounds could be from several reasons but worry only if there is pain or instability. Popping isn't necessarily bad, but if its associated with you tripping more oftern, constantly spraining the same ankle, or annoying pain that won't go away, then definitely see a podiatrist to get reevaluated. ...Read more

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I am not able to walk because of the ligament tear on my right ankle what should I do?

Get checked: If the diagnosis of a ligament tear is documented by mri, you need to find out if it is the type that is repairable. Surgery may be an option to restore integrity in the ligament. If you are not able to walk, that typically indicates instability still. Get checked by a podiatrist or a foot/ankle orthopedist. They handle these types of conditions regularly. ...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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Ankle sprain - should ATF ligament tear always require a surgery?

Ankle sprain - should ATF ligament tear always require a surgery?

No: Not necessarily, particularly if not an athlete, would depend on how bad a tear. You U dont want to be left with ankle instability.. ...Read more

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Are there any ankle-derived symptoms that differentiate posterior tibial tendonitis from posterior tibiotalar ligament tear?

Are there any ankle-derived symptoms that differentiate posterior tibial tendonitis from posterior tibiotalar ligament tear?

Can't stand on toes: With posterior tibial tendinitis (pttd), pain is present when attempting to stand on your toes. This pain is usually felt to be pronounced on the inner side of the arch from the ankle to the midfoot. The ligament is a discrete pain behind the ankle and is present with passive and active motion. Concern is noted when the tendon is torn, in this case, the patient has difficulty maintaining stance. ...Read more

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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


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