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Do You Need Surgery For A Torn Ligament
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
Orthopedic surgeon: It is not always necessary to have surgery for a torn meniscus as they are quite commonly found in many people who have no symptoms. However at your young age an untreated torn meniscus can lead to other knee issues at a later time. Accordingly you should take the advice of a skilled orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more
Knee: Depends on cause. Best to consult orthopedic specialist. ...Read more
Herniated: A herniated disc usually does not need surgery, over 90% of the time! but it really depends on the unique situation! and severe symptoms need proper evaluation. Conservative treatment is usually all needed, but there is a trend to mistreat people who need early surgery because of neurological damage. For nerve damage get early evaluation at a high level. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rehabilitation: Every labral tear does not need surgery. In fact many people have labral tears and may not even know it. Typically if i see a patient with a labral tear i try rehab first in attempt to decrease symptoms. The tear may still be present, but if it does not cause symptoms then surgery is not indicated. We must treat the patient not necessarily the mri. www.kevinkaplanmd.com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Many factors: Several factors play a part in the decision to proceed with surgery including the severity of symptoms, accurate physical exam by an orthopedic surgeon, size of the tear on mri, failed nonsurgical treatments, activity level and health of each individual patient. All of the above should be taken into consideration before surgery is planned. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Nothing U can eat-: -but I would advise you 2 avoid NSAIDS, as the inflammatory reaction is needed 2 promote healing. It is very important 2 avoid them in fracture healing. For example, with total joint replacements NSAIDS R given 2 prevent calcium 2 B deposited in the peri operative field. ...Read more
NOT always, but..: A meniscal tear with an effusion (bloody fluid on the knee) is usually a sign of significant internal knee damage. The torn meniscus may cause more damage to the internal structures of the knee so surgery is usually indicated. Follow the advice of your orthopedist. Hope you are better soon! ...Read more
If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?
Displaced: When it is displaced or blocks the airway for breathing. ...Read more
Not necessarily: Most patients experience a fair amount of discomfort with this surgery. I routinely have at least 2/40 patients per month who eschew narcotics and seem to do well with tylenol (acetaminophen) and celebrex. Interesting, they seem to be the happiest patients. I am not sure if they truly have a high pain threshold or if patients who do not take narcotics just feel better. ...Read moreSee 4 more doctor answers
Having microfracture knee surgery, what if doc finds I have a torn ACL in surgery. Will he fix it then? Or wait to do another surgery?
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