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Creams To Heal A Torn Frenulum
Superficially: It might help, but probably won't get deep into the knee. It's not going to do anything to help heal the ACL at all. Usually it depends on how big the tear is or if the ACL is retracted or not. If not planning surgery, check out Regenexx.Com for more info regarding Stem Cell therapy for ACL repair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can an ACL sprain or even an ACL partial tear heal itself ? Does a stretched ACL recover on its own and become tight again or is it stretched forever?
ACL Reconstruction: Acl tears do not heal on their own; having it replaced can help you maintain a healthy/ active lifestyle in the years to come. The acl is a major knee stabilizer, and can provide security to your knee that may prevent further damage to nearby tendons, ligaments, muscles, articular cartilage, meniscus, & bones when compared to a "loose knee". You may avoid surgery though with a partial tear. ...Read more
Depends: On severity of tear.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, depends: Depends on the extent of injury. Your orthopedic surgeon is the best guide. You always can get second opinion. ...Read more
Almost complete tear medial patellar retinaculum need surgery or can heal by it self? takes how long to heal? i feel stiff n painnful
It depends.: If it's your first time tearing it, it may have the potential to heal. If it's happened repeatedly, then you may need surgical stabilization. ...Read more
Can supraspinatus intrasubstance tendon tear (7x1x6 mm) heal by itself without surgery? How long may it take for a healthy 62 years old to heal?
Unlikely: Partial thickness rotator cuff tears rarely'heal'. They may become less painful occassionally in some patients who are able to 'tolerate' them.However, most progress( esp.in older adults) w/time to small full thickness tears, etc. If u are not improving w/ pt, NSAIDs , etc.consider having an experienced arthroscopist perform repair( intrasubstance or 'taken down' and repair to bone).Pain relief! ...Read more
Burned skin from Retin A, (tretinoin) will it peel? how long will it take to heal completely? could Betnovate ointment help in healing?
Burned skin Retin A (tretinoin): The concentration of 0.1% retin-A (I was on 0.05% before) is high. The 0.1% is irritating, May induce a red rash (hundreds of tiny little bumps), thick dark scabs, and hyperpigmentation underneath the scabs (looks similar to lentigines). I think the dark scabs are chemical burns? They're around my eyes and mouth. Stop for now the retin-A for now, go back to the 0.05%? If you are having this kind of result, yes, stop the product! Make an appointment with your prescribing physician to evaluate your reaction and determine what should be done. But yes, STOP using it and don't use anything else before you see your doctor. ...Read more
Will wearing a foot brace help heal midfoot ligament tear faster or is that more appropriate for a ankle tear?
Rest, time, PT, Rx: Midfoot ligament tear will heal with rest and minimal immobilization. Ultrasound therapy is helpful. Injecting platelet rich plasma may help. An NSID is ok if you are able to tolerate the drug. I like the idea of your wearing a brace - it serves as a reminder to rest the foot. ...Read more
Heed your orthopod's: Advice strictly, as he'll know the extent of your problem and can best advise you correctly. ...Read more
About 6 weeks: The answer varies depending upon the actual degree of tendon torn since a partial tear covers everything from a very minimal tear to a significant partial tear that may act more like a full thickness tear. Six weeks is a good number to remember realizing it could be less for a minimal tear. A significnat partial tendon tear may actually require surgical intervention, so check with your docotr. ...Read more
Unfortunately yes: The tissues around the shoulder generally does not heal without surgery. However, sometimes non-operative management can achieve symptom relief and return of function despite the residual structural abnormality. Your orthopedic surgeon can inform you regarding the potential outcome with non-operative management for your particular shoulder problem. ...Read more
Approx. How long willit take for an MCL grade 2 knee ligament tear to heal completely without further damage?
Not likely: You may have phimosis. Need exam by a DR with knowledge about this area, best will be a dermatologist. This may be related to small amounts of urine fermenting under the foreskin. There are other possible explanations. Always retract the skin in the shower and while passing urine. Blot after urinating. Try miconazole (or other azole) cream. Castellani solution is excellent for this.Circumcision is ...Read more
Depends on Ligament: The knee has 4 main ligaments. The mcl, and lcl usually heal on their own. The acl and PCL do not. They usually need surgery. Pcl tears that isolated do not usually need surgery depending on symptoms. Acl tears usually need surgery, unless the patient is a sedentary, older individual, or if the patient is a coper. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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