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Doctor insights on: Anterior Tibiofibular Ligament Tear Treatment

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Dr. Richard Jay
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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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X-ray reveals finger ligament tear, what is the best method of treatment?

X-ray reveals finger ligament tear, what is the best method of treatment?

Usually splint: X-rays cannot see ligaments, therefore if a finger x-ray showed a ligament injury, it was most likely due to an avulsion injury (the ligament is not torn but actually tears a small piece of bone away from its point of attachment). This is usually treated by immobilization, sometimes by surgery. It is best to consult a hand surgeon for a definitive treatment plan. ...Read more

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Is there any cure to anterior cruciate ligament tear?

Is there any cure to anterior cruciate ligament tear?

Scope: Complete acl tears will not heal on their own. Arthroscopic acl reconstruction ('scope') uses a graft in place of the torn ligament and typically can help active individuals with knee instability return to their prior level of functioning. ...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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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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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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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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Willan anterior cruciate ligament tear cause pain in thigh, calf and shin?

Willan anterior cruciate ligament tear cause pain in thigh, calf and shin?

Typically not: In fact, after the initial injury, an acl tear does not usually cause much pain. Instability is the main complaint with an isolated acl tear. ...Read more

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Have experienced ankle pain for year and a half. Diagnosed with grade 2 anterior ligament tear and fibula fracture. Ortho I have visited hasn't helped?

Have experienced ankle pain for year and a half. Diagnosed with grade 2 anterior ligament tear and fibula fracture. Ortho I have visited hasn't helped?

Another set of eyes.: Very difficult to comment when the treatment regimen you received is unknown. Your best advice is have a fresh pair of eyes evaluate your ankle. ...Read more

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How quickly does an atfl ligament tear need to get repaired?

How quickly does an atfl ligament tear need to get repaired?

Give it time: For an acute ligament tear, healing time can be 4-6 weeks depending on various factors. I would use a brace, compression, consider physical therapy and look for slow improvement the whole time.

I would give it 6 months before you decide on surgery. Look for pain, swelling and ankle instability as key signs ligament not healed. Mri can be diagnostic to see for sure. ...Read more

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Is it possible to fully recover from a small posterior crutiate ligament tear?

Is it possible to fully recover from a small posterior crutiate ligament tear?

Yes: Partial (small) tears of the posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) can heal, especially if initially recognized and treated appropriately. Bracing that supports the knee in a reduced position works best. Avoidance of certain PCL stressing exercises is also indicated during early healing. ...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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What is the difference between a ligament tear or pulled muscle?

What is the difference between a ligament tear or pulled muscle?

Different structures: A ligament attaches between bones, and produces stability. Examples are acls and ankle ligaments. So a ligament tear produces instability. A muscle pull is tearing of muscle or tendons (which attaches muscles to bones) and produces weakness. Tendons are often repaired (such as hand tendons and rotator cuff tendons) while ligaments are often reconstructed (such as acls and ankles). ...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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What is the recovery time after a knee ligament tear or sprain?

What is the recovery time after a knee ligament tear or sprain?

It depends: Based on the info provided, it is hard to give details. The time to heal depends on which ligament or ligaments or injured and to what degree. ...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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What are the differences between knee sprian, ligament tear, and broken knee?

What are the differences between knee sprian, ligament tear, and broken knee?

See below: A sprain is a stretch injury to a ligament.
A tear is a separation of the ligaments fibers.
A broken knee is when the bone is damaged and there is a separation between the ends or and internal disruption of the cells but not a separation of the ends (a stress fracture.). ...Read more

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What are the measures that can be taken to naturally treat a ligament tear? Need a splint or cast?

What are the measures that can be taken to naturally treat a ligament tear? Need a splint or cast?

Let me help: Itit depends were the ligament and the amount of tearing, could be partial tear, that possibly treated with brace or splint, if the ligament completely torn (in general) need cast or surgery to repair it. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a grade 1 ligament tear ofg the index finger but it isdnt getting better?

I have been diagnosed with a grade 1 ligament tear ofg the index finger but it isdnt getting better?

Get it reevaluated: Ligament tears that don't heal could mean either immobilization or the length of treatment was not enough, that there may be an associated fracture, or there is something preventing the ligament from healing. A reevaluation and/or an MRI may help find the answer. ...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?

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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Are ligament tear in the knee shown on a mri? Do they need to be operated on to fix the tear?

Are ligament tear in the knee shown on a mri? Do they need to be operated on to fix the tear?

Yes: Mir is the best way to look at ligaments. Treatment depends on what ligament is torn and how severely it is torn. Some tears require surgery while others are treated conservatively. ...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?

BRACING/REHAB: Bracing and a formal rehab program should be tried first. If unsuccessful, then consider surgery. ...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

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