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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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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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Can a meniscus tear in the knee heal on its own?

Can a meniscus tear in the knee heal on its own?

No: Once torn, a meniscus does not generally heal on its own. It may however become asymptomatic. ...Read more

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Could a torn ligament in the hand heal on its own?

Could a torn ligament in the hand heal on its own?

In theory: It's possible. But, I would let the hand specialist tell me that after they evaluated me...... ...Read more

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Will an ACL in the knee heal on it's own or repair itself?

Will an ACL in the knee heal on it's own or repair itself?

Probably not: A complete tear of the ACL never heals itself. Most but not all will require some form of reconstruction. ...Read more

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Are ligament tear in the knee shown on a mri? Do they need to be operated on to fix the tear?

Are ligament tear in the knee shown on a mri? Do they need to be operated on to fix the tear?

Yes: Mir is the best way to look at ligaments. Treatment depends on what ligament is torn and how severely it is torn.Some tears require surgery while others are treated conservatively. ...Read more

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After few knee injuries on same knee, ligaments have shortened (no japanese style seating), can yoga practice lenghthen the ligaments to heal the knee?

After few knee injuries on same knee, ligaments have shortened (no japanese style seating), can yoga practice lenghthen the ligaments to heal the knee?

Knee stiffness post: Scar formation occurs to the detriment of the healing process. Hence many times we lose flexibility within the joints esp.the knee and shoulder.Any consistent practice which emphasizes careful stretching ( like yoga) can improve ones joint mobility. Bear in mind that this may require 9- 12 months to achieve this, ...Read more

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I injured a knee ligament on the inside of the leg about 6 months ago. Is the pain ever going to go completely away? I want the ligament to heal. What

I injured a knee ligament on the inside of the leg about 6 months ago. Is the pain ever going to go completely away? I want the ligament to heal. What

Yes: This needs to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. For a sprained mcl pain should be gone in about 6 weeks. Since yours has persisted may be other problems. ...Read more

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Docs, could a torn ligament in the hand heal on its own?

Docs, could a torn ligament in the hand heal on its own?

Ligaments connect: bone to bone. There are many ligaments in the hand. Some span two bones across a joint. Others several bones "outside ". Several joints that work in unison such as the wrist. We frequently grade ligament injury 1 is a stretch. 2 a partial tear and 3 complete tear. The impact of the grade varies with location Wrt clincal impact and "healing" The answer to your question : Yes, but it depends ... ...Read more

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Will a rotator cuff impingment or tear heal on its own, and will it cause arthritis in the shoulder joint?

Will a rotator cuff impingment or tear heal on its own, and will it cause arthritis in the shoulder joint?

Depends: Rotator cuff impingement is often a self limiting problemthat can resolve either on its own or with treatment. The rotator cuff is present these do not feel on their own but if our small can be treated like impingement. Larger rotator cuff tearsleft untreated can lead to arthritis of the show. ...Read more

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An MRI revealed a fracture on the condyle of my femur. Will it heal on it's own? What can I do to speed recovery? (knee swelling, lost quad strength)

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An MRI revealed a fracture on the condyle of my femur. Will it heal on it's own? What can I do to speed recovery? (knee swelling, lost quad strength)

Questionable: So...I am guessing that since the "fracture" was found on an MRI that this wasnt a bad injury. It is possible that you had some bone edema in the condyle (which can be interpreted as a fracture). If this is the case then, treat with a good NSAID (motrin/naprosyn), rest, possibly therapy. If you truly have a fracture this may need surgery or at the least a cast. ...Read more

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How long does a broken toe, torn MCL in foot, torn joint capsule and swelling in the bone take to heal?

How long does a broken toe, torn MCL in foot, torn joint capsule and swelling in the bone take to heal?

Approx 6-8 weeks.: In healthy people, most bones take 6-8 weeks to heal. However, the body continues the healing process for a full year after injury or surgery. So for example if you had an MRI it will still show activity even after the 6-8 weeks. ...Read more

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Can a meniscus tear in the knee prevent you from straighten the knee and bearing weight on the effected leg?

Can a meniscus tear in the knee prevent you from straighten the knee and bearing weight on the effected leg?

Absolutely: Yes, a meniscus tear can definitely cause you to have difficulty straightening your leg or bearing weight on it. Particularly what is known as a bucket handle tear in which a part of the tear displaces out further into the joint. I would not hesitate to be seen and thoroughly evaluated. ...Read more

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Can a torn nerve in my thumb heal on it own?

Can a torn nerve in my thumb heal on it own?

Some: How much a nerve can heal depends upon how severe the injury and how long you have had the injury. ...Read more

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Can a meniscus tear heal on its own?

Can a meniscus tear heal on its own?

Yes, it can, BUT it-: Is rather unlikely, as they generally don't, unless the tear is a minor one. I don't think they heal but they certainly become symptom-free. Surgery can help certain types of the tears by repairing them which are dependent on the specific site they occur in. Most are however not amenable to repair. ...Read more

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How do the realign the knee from slipping. Does that require surgery?

How do the realign the knee from slipping. Does that require surgery?

Depends what slips?: A subluxating or dislocating patella is treated with various nonoperative and operative options. Most can be successfully treated with a special brace and therapy. Surgery to realign the patella can invvolve any/all of the following: medial patellofemoral ligament (mpfl) reconstruction, lateral retinacular release, and distal tibial tubercle realigning osteotomy. ...Read more

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What takes the longest to heal torn muscle, torn ligament, or torn tendon? Area is back and knee.

What takes the longest to heal torn muscle, torn ligament, or torn tendon? Area is back and knee.

Torn muscle: Healing depends on degree of trauma, type of muscle, location of joints, age, and degree of rest. Like wise so many variable. Some doesn't heal at all without surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Pain in back of knee, doc said traumatic synovitis, how do I heal it?Got hit by ftbal on the back of the shin and knee acted as pivot.

Pain in back of knee, doc said traumatic synovitis, how do I heal it?Got hit by ftbal on the back of the shin and knee acted as pivot.

Torn cartilage: Ther synovitis is probably because of a torn cartilage or a torn ligament in the knee. Prolotherapy resolves these issue faster than any other method. Visit www.Getprolo.Com or www.Aaomed.Org to learn about this method and to find a doctor to help you. ...Read more

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If a ruptured ligament and a torn ligament in the ankle are never immobilized during treatment can they heal properly?

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If a ruptured ligament and a torn ligament in the ankle are never immobilized during treatment can they heal properly?

Possible but ...: It's possible but the extent of the injury would determine how well or not things will heal without immobilization. Was there an MRI to confirm the rupture? ...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