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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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does a broken toe, torn MCL in foot, torn joint capsule and swelling in the bone take to heal?
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
Can a displaced meniscus root get worse if not operated on? My knee feels so full is can the meniscus tear in the back of the knee?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What takes the longest to heal torn muscle, torn ligament, or torn tendon? Area is back and knee.
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.
If a ruptured ligament and a torn ligament in the ankle are never immobilized during treatment can they heal properly?
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