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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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Navicular fracture 7.10.13. Subsequent calcaneofibular ligament reconstruction 28.2.14. Still pain + swelling, unable to stand on 1 foot or up on toes?

Navicular fracture 7.10.13. Subsequent calcaneofibular ligament reconstruction 28.2.14. Still pain + swelling, unable to stand on 1 foot or up on toes?

Your Orthopedic Sur.: Please go back to your orthopedic surgeon. there may be a nerve entrapped, or exuberant bone regrowth. In other words he may have more work to do. If you don't get anywhere, then I might suggest a second opinion with a Sports Medicine Specialist orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament
in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

It takes about 6-8: weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read more

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What does a calcaneofibular partial tear means?

What does a calcaneofibular partial tear means?

Ankle sprain: The calcaneo-fibular ligament is one of the important stabilizers of the lateral ankle. It is usually the first to be injured with an inversion ankle sprain. ...Read more

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What is a ligament?

Ligament : A ligament is a band of fibrous tissue that connects bone to bone. It is different from tendon, which connect muscle to bone. Ligaments cannot contract but are usually present to stabilize joints. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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What is ligament tear?

Ligamentous injury: Generally traumatic injury to the ligaments. Strong connective tissue which attach one bone to another bone. If there is a "tear" this is a grade 3 or complete disruption of this tissue. ...Read more

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What are lax ligaments?

What are lax ligaments?

Synonymous w/ loose: Lax is short for laxity. Lax ligaments are describing ligaments that are loose and have increased laxity. There is a spectrum of laxity that is normal within all joints. Some people are looser or tighter than others. If one has no symptoms or limitations, no treatment or remedy is warranted. If pain or instability is present, the increased laxity is said to be abnormal (pathologic or patholaxity). ...Read more

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Can a torn ligament heal?

Can a torn ligament heal?

Yes: Soft tissues like ligaments can heal on their own, usually in 3-6 weeks, however they may need to be immobilized or protected while healing and rehabilitated after healing. ...Read more

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What makes a torn ligament better?

What makes a torn ligament better?

Depends: Some ligaments will heal on their own but others will need a surgical correction. Discuss your injury with an orthopedic surgeon to determine this. ...Read more

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How should I treat a torn ligament?

How should I treat a torn ligament?

Ligament dependent: Not all ligaments or degrees of ligament injury are treated the same. Some ligament injuries require simple supportive care (rest, ice, compression, elevation- rice). Others may benefit from a course of bracing. Still others may mandate surgical repair or reconstruction. Pending initial evaluation by a qualified healthcare provider, rice combined with immobilization is a safe plan of action. ...Read more

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How to make a torn ligament better?

How to make a torn ligament better?

Rest, brace: Most torn ligaments that do not require surgery are treated with resting the ligaments and nearby joint combined with a period of immobilization- a cast or brace. Rehab exercises once the ligaments have stabilized can also promote recovery. Occasionally, regenerative injections such as prolotherapy or platelet-rich plasma injections can be used to stimulate healing. ...Read more

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How can I help my shoulder ligaments?

How can I help my shoulder ligaments?

Strength training: Under supervision by a trained professional using light to medium weights. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a torn ligament?

Depends: on what ligament is torn. If it is in the knee, you could need reconstruction to delay arthritic changes ...Read more

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What is the tear of a ligament called?!

'rupture or tear': Commonly still called a 'tear' or 'rupture' etc....No special medical terms. ...Read more

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How can ligaments or tendons be teared?

Tendon/ligament tear: Ligaments stabilize and typically run along the sides if joints. Tendons attach muscle to bone. Ligaments are torn when a joint is dislocated or strained. Tendons are torn when the muscle pulling on the bone pulls with more force than the tensile strength of the tendon will allow. ...Read more

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How do I know ulnar ligament is healed?

How do I know ulnar ligament is healed?

Is there: 1. pain 2 . swelling If not ..chances are it is healed HOWEVER if there was a tear (even "partial") DO NOT ACT like it is "healed" until your Health Care Professional says it is!!! Hope this helps Dr Z ...Read more

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What is ligament reconstruction surgery?

What is ligament reconstruction surgery?

See a Hand Surgeon: A ligament tear can be partial or complete. A full ligament tear can occur within the substance of the ligament a ligament can get avulsed from its attachment to bone or avulse a fragment of bone with it when the injury occurs. The full ligament/avulsion fracture injury requires a different surgical procedure. See a hand surgeon so that s/he can assess and discuss what is appropriate for you. ...Read more

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