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Cruciate Ligament Repair
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
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
Varies: It varies somewhat based upon surgical technique used and surgeons preference, but usually in the 8-12 week range. ...Read more
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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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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If my scaphoid lunate ligament repair surgery was not successful why must the scaphoid bone now be removed?
Is there any reason why a sciatic nerve block wouldn't be appropriate (vs GA) for lateral ligament repair with internal brace?
Ask the anaesthetist: Spinal might be appropriate but sciatic nerve block only can be technically difficult/unavailable depending on the facility and skill of the staff plus ga can be quicker recovery You should get a chance to meet an anaesthetist before the operation and could discuss this option as part of your rights re making an informed decision. Usually they will talk on the day of op. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My toes feel like theyre cold, but they aren't cold to the touch, and I can't seem to warm them up. Im in short leg cast after ligament repair surgery?
Contact surgeon: Call the office to describe the situation. They will need to tell you how to deal it it and might want to see you to evaluate the healing. No one else is nearly as good to provide answers. This is part of post-op care. Feel better soon! ...Read more
Anterior ankle ligament repair, 12 days post op. Pain ++ in last 3 days, over entire foot and shin. Turns blue when down, No fever or chills - normal?
No: No, I would not say that is normal at all. I would definitely let your surgeon know and be checked immediately to make sure you have not had some type of complication. ...Read more
Its been an year now. I have a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury on my left kneecan, can I get a surgery now to repair my leg?
I have a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury on my left knee which happened last year, can I get a surgery now to repair my leg?
Yes: Yes, you can still have an 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 stabalizer, 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" ...Read more
Scope: If it has torn completely and you have instability, may need arthroscopic acl reconstruction, especially if you are an active individual. Many orthopaedic surgeons will have the swelling subside, might get the individual into pt to optimize range of motion, then rehab is also important after surgery. For a small # of people who are very inactive, they may opt for conservative treatment. ...Read more
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