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Having problems with knee pain from a collateral ligament repair. What to do?

Having problems with knee pain from a collateral ligament repair. What to do?

Tell Surgeon: When having post-operative difficulties - it is important to advise the orthopod who did the surgery so that the issue can be fully assessed. You can also ask your orthopedic surgeon about using acupuncture to speed healing and assist with pain control. ...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


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What makes someone eligible for shoulder ligament repair surgery, or instability of the shoulder?

What makes someone eligible for shoulder ligament repair surgery, or instability of the shoulder?

Exam & Hx & imaging: History of dislocations, hands on xam by an orthopedic shoulder specialist may give u the answer though further imaging may b needed. ...Read more

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What should I expect with a ligament repair surgery?

What should I expect with a ligament repair surgery?

Ask Surgeon.: Sorry, but only your surgeon who knows details of your injury, personality characteristics, planned operation etc. Will be able to provide you with meaningful advice/information. Best wishes. ...Read more

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On average, how long does one have to stay out of work after a ligament repair in the ankle?

On average, how long does one have to stay out of work after a ligament repair in the ankle?

Depends: It depends on what ligament, what location and how it was repaired. It would be best to talk to you doctor about it. ...Read more

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Had ligament repair but now have over flexible ligaments. Is there anything I can do? Ankle gives way at least 4 times per week

Had ligament repair but now have over flexible ligaments.  Is there anything I can do?  Ankle gives way at least 4 times per week

Therapy /alignment: typically ligament repair is performed to increase stability and tighten structures. Physical therapy can assist to increase muscle strength and proprioception at the ankle which could be very helpful. I would also recommend a bio mechanical exam to evaluate alignment and function of extremity. Bracing can be beneficial during increased activity to prevent injury. See doc if persists. ...Read more

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Ankle ligament repair needed what happens during the surgery?

Ankle ligament repair needed what happens during the surgery?

Different options: Most ankle ligament surgery involves either tightening up existing ligaments if they are in satisfactory condition (modified brostrum) or using a portion of a tendon to replace the deficient ligaments (anatomic free tendon reconstruction). "non anatomic reconstructions" have fallen out of favor. ...Read more

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Can it be possible for your to cruciate knee ligament repair itself?

Can it be possible for your to cruciate knee ligament repair itself?

Generally not.: Almost always, the cruciate ligaments in the knee do not heal themselves. There are rare exceptions to this. You should see a sports medicine orthopedic knee specialist, who could me more specific after examining you. ...Read more

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How soon after ATFL ligament repair can I use elliptical machine to work out?

How soon after ATFL ligament repair can I use elliptical machine to work out?

Varies: It varies somewhat based upon surgical technique used and surgeons preference, but usually in the 8-12 week range. ...Read more

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"can a torn outside ligament repair it self? I am told the" -- because it falls within my area of xpertise. I just need a few m "can a torn outside ligament repair it self? I am told the" -- because it falls within my area of expertise. I just need a few

"can a torn outside ligament repair it self? I am told the" -- because it falls within my area of xpertise. I just need a few m "can a torn outside ligament repair it self? I am told the" -- because it falls within my area of expertise. I just need a few

I : I dont understand your entire question...But simply put, yes a torn outside ligament (known as a lateral collateral ligament or lcl) does have the potential capacity to repair itself, especially if it is an isolated injury. If associated with other ligament injuries, more instability is present leading to more unpredictable results. Regardless, adequate time and bracing as well as rehabilitation are needed for optimal healing. ...Read more

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Is it possible that knee ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) repair itself?

Anything is possible: But the torn acl doesn't repair itself strongly, that it can function normally. It usually is stretched out tissue, which is no good to the its normal job. There might be some scar tissue hitching the 2 ends of the acl together, but in no way, is that acl functional. I hope I have answered your question. Good luck and happy holidays. ...Read more