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Anterior Tibiofibular Ligament Tear Treatment
Mri showed that I have a partial tear of my anterior tibiofibular ligament with near complete tear anterior tall fibulas ligament. Will I need surgery?
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
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
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
I am awaiting surgery for anterior cruciate ligament tear. Are there any exercises that I coulddo?
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
Sir I have ACL ligament tear before a weak doctors suggesting me operation, but is thr any mean to avoid operation & cure ACL ligament using Ayurveda?
Does a displacement of the meniscus root mean that it is torn? Can the anterior cruciate ligament tear from twisting your knee while standing?
Yes: Displacement of the meniscus means to me tear, it is unlikely to tear acl from twisting action while stand. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
What are the measures that can be taken to naturally treat a ligament tear? Need a splint or cast?
I have been diagnosed with a grade 1 ligament tear ofg the index finger but it isdnt getting better?
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
It has been 4 months since my ankle twisted. Doctors said it's ligament tear and gave medicines but nothing happened. I still can't walk. Help?
It depend: What kind tear you have level 1 tear may be you work out without abrace. ...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
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