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Do torn ligaments in the knee ever heal on there own?

Do torn ligaments in the knee ever heal on there own?

Depends: Depending on the degree of injury, mild ligament strains can heal with time. However, if they are torn, then typically these ligaments heal with more scar rather than ligament tissue. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Jay
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Ligament Tear (Definition)

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


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How to treat torn ligaments in your knee?

How to treat torn ligaments in your knee?

It depend what kind: Of injury and were it is located. Grade 1 up to grade 3. Medial or lateral or inside the knee. Every one of them have different method of treatment . ...Read more

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Torn ligaments in knees. Some instability now at age 34. What happens when i'm old? Keeping it in check w/ exercise now. Is surgery better in longrun?

Torn ligaments in knees. Some instability now at age 34. What happens when i'm old? Keeping it in check w/ exercise now. Is surgery better in longrun?

Depends on ligaments: Instabilities can b from acl, pcl, mcl, ; lcl.Or any combination. All can lead 2 many forms of instability. C a knee specialist 4 evaluation. Find out what ur instability is ; follow his/her advice. , . ...Read more

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Can torn ligaments/tendons/cartilage in the knee go unnoticed?

Can torn ligaments/tendons/cartilage in the knee go unnoticed?

Generally no: There issues are very likely to cause pain, instability or locking or any combination of the three. ...Read more

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What happens to torn ligaments during knee replacement surgery?

What happens to torn ligaments during knee replacement surgery?

Balanced: The acl is sacrificed. If the PCL is torn a posterior stabilized prosthesis is used. The mcl & lcl are balanced. ...Read more

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Are knee injures commonly sprains and torn ligaments, or are breaks more common? What is usually ordered for diagnostic info- MRI or x-ray?

Are knee injures commonly sprains and torn ligaments, or are breaks more common? What is usually ordered for diagnostic info- MRI or x-ray?

Sprains: Sprains are most common overall. They range from mild to severe. In severe sprains there is actual ligament tear. Most knee injuries can be diagnosed by a good physical exam. X-rays are usually sufficient if there is concern for a fracture. Mri's tend to be reserved for later if a suspected sprain does not heal as expected, or if there is concern for a meniscus or ligament tear. ...Read more

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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