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Do Torn Ligaments In The Knee Ever Heal On There Own
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
Approx. How long willit take for an MCL grade 2 knee ligament tear to heal completely without further damage?
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
Generally no: There issues are very likely to cause pain, instability or locking or any combination of the three. ...Read more
Neither is good.....: Good idea to see an orthopedist if an injury like this has occured. ...Read more
It's been difficult finding an orthopedic dr who can see my wife sooner than 2 weeks for torn ligaments in her knee. Is that way too long?
No: Two weeks is not an uncommonly long wait unfortunately. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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