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Can I Tell If I Have A Torn Ligament In My Shoulder After A Motorcycle Accident
No: Unless the shoulder is dislocating out of the joint it is extremely difficult for a patient to diagnose their own ligament tear. Continued pain difficulty with activities and feelings of an unstable or weak shoulder needs medical attention from an orthopedic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
How long does it take for a torn ligament or tendon to heal in the upper to middle of the back? Bad motorcycle accident on 8/17/2013. Hit by trooper!
Months: It can take a long time to heal torn ligaments, especially in areas like the back that you really can't give full rest to. Think of football players that get turf-toe and it bothers them the entire season - it's very similar. I would highly recommend physical therapy if not doing it. Can help you with alternative ways to sit/move/lie to reduce stress on that area of back. ...Read more
What can I do to repair a shoulder injury, specifically an inferior glenohumeral ligament tear (ighl)?
IGHL: Depends upon extent. If just partial tear, consider rest, immobilization, nsaids, pt/modalities. If complete or more extensive, may need additional scope or open stabilization procedures if the glenohumeral joint is unstable with conservative attempts to heal. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If only partial, then time should heal things with a minor injury in bout a month and a moderate injury in about two. Maintain motion but avoid stresses. Once pain is down work on strength and coordination. If no response, get it checked again. ...Read more
Should i go for sonar checks after my motorcycle accident to check for ligament damage around my foot, it can move?
Physical exam first: I would not waste time, or expense for testing unless guided and directed after history and exam. ...Read more
I've been in so many accidents including a bad motorcycle accident and my neck and shoulder hurt daily and I get shivers now???
Have you been: evaluated by an orthopedic surgeon? That would be a good place to start. Based on evaluation/findings a treatment plan can be developed. Take care. ...Read more
Broke my femurs, ankles, ltwrist, fractured hip & dislocated my shoulder in a motorcycle accident. What are some potential issues I should look out 4?
How long should incredible shoulder pain last from an impact injury to the shoulder that does not include broken bones i had a motorcycle accident 7 days ago i had an X-ray to rule out broken bones and was diagnosed with deep tissue bruising I have been k
Any tips on pain management for bad knees had slip and fall accident in 2006 had MRI torn ligament grinding of knee bones little to no cartlidge?
Several : Several things can be occuring 1. A trigger thumb where the tendon gets transiently locked causing the distal joint ( near the nail) to become stuck. 2. A swollen joint from being contused ( in this cases it sounds like the mp joint) causing the joint to glide less fluidly 3. An injured collateral ligament at the ulnar aspect of the mp joint 4. A small fracture at the joint level 1, 3, and 4 need treatment 2 might get better over the next day of two if it does not get better seek out medical attention. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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