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Can A Hip Labral Tear Heal On Its Own
Yes, it can, BUT it-: Is rather unlikely, as they generally don't, unless the tear is a minor one. I don't think they heal but they certainly become symptom-free. Surgery can help certain types of the tears by repairing them which are dependent on the specific site they occur in. Most are however not amenable to repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rotator cuff tear: Yes it can. Depending on the type and degree of tear ...Read more
Will a rotator cuff impingment or tear heal on its own, and will it cause arthritis in the shoulder joint?
Depends: Rotator cuff impingement is often a self limiting problemthat can resolve either on its own or with treatment. The rotator cuff is present these do not feel on their own but if our small can be treated like impingement. Larger rotator cuff tearsleft untreated can lead to arthritis of the show. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not often: Imagine the meniscus as having the shape of a crescent moon. The inner 2/3 has a poor potential for as it has no blood supply (necessary for healing). The outer 1/3 does have a blood supply and has the potential for healing. Surgery is often required to bring the torn meniscus together to allow for healing. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Non displaced posterior labral tearing in shoulder. Does this require surgery or will heal on its own ?
Symptomatic?: Sorry but cannot tell u the answer w/out knowing more of your history . If you play sports and fell on the front of your shoulder or your shoulder dislocated posteriorly... Or you play raquet sports and have pain, catching etc. U may require arthroscopic repair. If not, and 'picked up' by MRI for other reasons and doesn't correlate w/ history and exam, probably not.See ors/ shoulder/surg.For exam. ...Read more
Possibly: It depends on the size of the tear, the type of tear and the location of the tear relative to the blood supply to the meniscus. Your orthopaedic surgeon should be able to give you an idea of the chances of it healing. ...Read more
Yes: Start with physical therapy and core conditioning. At some point an epidural steroid injection might be helpful. If all else fails and your symptoms impact your activities of daily living, surgery can be curative. I would suggest seeing a spine surgeon with expertise in minimally invasive spine surgery if it comes to that. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ligaments connect: bone to bone. There are many ligaments in the hand. Some span two bones across a joint. Others several bones "outside ". Several joints that work in unison such as the wrist. We frequently grade ligament injury 1 is a stretch. 2 a partial tear and 3 complete tear. The impact of the grade varies with location Wrt clincal impact and "healing" The answer to your question : Yes, but it depends ... ...Read more
Treat the symptoms: Tfcc tears are notoriously slow to heal. However, many never heal, but symptoms can subside. Healing is better defined by resolution of pain & return to normal function, not necessarily in this situation by appearance on an mri. If you wish to avoid surgery, then you have to be avoid exacerbating activities & consider rehab with a physical or occupation therapist with possible intermittent bracing. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Can a tfcc tear fully heal on its own or does the pain eventually subside while the tear remains?
Usually no: Joint environments are very avascular and no blood=no healing. Which is why acl tears are reconstructed rather than repaired (ligament replaced). So a tfcc tear will typically not heal, but that doesnt mean that the pain wont go away. If the pain subsides, good...If it doesnt then would go in to be seen. Usually by a hand surgeon. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
No: Meniscal tears usually do not heal because the blood supply is poor. Only peripheral tears which tend to be unstable have a potential for healing because these tears occur in a zone with good blood supply. However, because these tend to be unstable, patients have surgery because of significant knee symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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