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What can you do to recover from a torn ligament in the knee, without surgery?

What can you do to recover from a torn ligament in the knee, without surgery?

Depends on ligament: Some ligament injuries will heal with non operative treatment. This depends on which ligament and how severe an injury occurred. The medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments may heal with protectice bracing for 4-6 weeks if they involve a partial tear and no other damage. Complete tearing of a ligament will often be associated with other knee damage. Mri can often tell. ...Read more

Dr. Olav Jaren
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Nerve Damage (Definition)

A complete nerve transection will leave an area totally numb. The distribution of the numbers depends upon where the nerve was cut. A partial nerve injury may leave the area tingly or incompletely numb. Finally even if the nerve is not cut the swelling and bruising to the tea can affect the nerve as well. Usually we consider sharp penetrating injuries as likely having nerve lacerations when sensation is lost. A hand surgeon can examine the hand and pinpoint the site or extent of nerve injury and recommend ...Read more


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Can you get anesthesia dolorosa with any brain surgery or just when the triligimal nerve is involved ?

Can you get anesthesia dolorosa with any brain surgery or just when the triligimal nerve is involved ?

Anesthesia dolorosa: Anesthesia dolorosa is a painful numbness of the face which is constant. It can be caused by damage to the trigeminal nerve including surgery, rhizotomy, or stereotactic radiation. The treatment is difficult and includes oral medications, compound face creams, nerve stimulation, cortical stimulation and deep brain stimulation. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have nerve damage in the knees from arthroscopic surgery ?

Is it possible to have nerve damage in the knees from arthroscopic surgery ?

Very rarely: Serious' nerve damage is very unusual after arthroscopic knee surgery."inside out" meniscal repair which is still being done by some orthopedists can put the saphenous nerve@ risk w/ medial meniscus repairs and the peroneal nerve@ risk w/lateral meniscus repairs...With' all-inside' repairs now being most common these nerve injuries are rare. ...Read more

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How bad is the pain if you get amputation from the knee down?

How bad is the pain if you get amputation from the knee down?

Post-op Pain: It is common to have post operative incisional pain which is worst immediately after surgery and subsides over several weeks. Pain medication helps to manage this. Phantom pain is perceived pain in the amputated limb. People at risk for this had a lot of pain in their limb prior to the amputation. This could last for months/years. ...Read more

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Is there a way to remove surgical mesh from the obturator muscle in the hip and if so what type of dr would do this?

Is there a way to remove surgical mesh from the obturator muscle in the hip and if so what type of dr would do this?

Depends on type: If you had a vaginal mesh procedure, then you should seek treatment either with the implanting surgeon, a urogynecologist, or a urologist trained in female pelvic surgery. If you had a hernia repair, then you should seek treatment with the implanting surgeon or another general surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the process of getting surgery for Anterior Ankle Impingement? How long would someone be out of intense sports like gymnastics?

What is the process of getting surgery for Anterior Ankle Impingement? How long would someone be out of intense sports like gymnastics?

ANKLES AWAY!: Recovery will involve physical therapy. Debridement surgery is most common. Recovery generally rapid; return to normal activity typically 4-6wks-- add 2-4wks for return to high-performance sports. Excision of the os trigonum (posterior impingement surgery); slower process; physical therapy 2-3 months+; Full recovery 6 months+. ...Read more

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Can u do the amputation of the foot and have him do bone surgery or would u amputate from below the knee?

Can u do the amputation of the foot and have him do bone surgery or would u amputate from below the knee?

Yes ; Yes to both --: Questions, but it would depend on the presentation, findings on examination, presence of vascularity or not, other conditions like diabetes, hx of smoking, skin condition of the foot, any sores/ulcers present, etc. If the problem is in the foot only with no other conditions that can affect the result, then a foot amputation will be the way to go; otherwise a bka is more appropriate. ...Read more

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Is degenerative in the knee the same as scar tissue? I really need to know ifit is worth having scar tissue removal in the knee? Please help

Is degenerative in the knee the same as scar tissue? I really need to know ifit is worth having scar tissue removal in the knee? Please help

Degenerative Joints: Degenerative joints are joints that are wearing out. The cause can range from normal wear-and-tear to injury or arthritis. The normal response to any injury is the formation of scar tissue. This includes the injury from surgery. When the benefits of the surgery outweight the risks, then the surgery is worth having, . ...Read more

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Hat what is the possibility that a nerve tissue receiving 90% damage can heal in the foot and ankle? The surgical procedure already used was to insert staples

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what is the possibility that  a nerve tissue receiving 90% damage can heal in the foot and ankle? The surgical procedure already used was to insert staples

Nerve damage: There is another answer that very accurately describes nerve damage and recovery times. Your best source is your surgeon. Even if you are healed they are there for you. There are more questions that need to be answered before an accurate diagnosis can be made. Best of luck. ...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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Have irritated or damaged nerve or nerves from having laparoscopy gallbladder surgery what is the best way to cure this problem?

Are you sure?: Laparoscopy doesn't damage nerves during removal of the gall bladder. What makes you think that happened? I have done hundreds of these procedures and never heard of nerve damage as a side effect or complication of this procedure. ...Read more

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What is the best method (diet or therapy) to heal nerve damage from a puncture wound in my wrist?

What is the best method (diet or therapy) to heal nerve damage from a puncture wound in my wrist?

Nerve repair: If a nerve has been cut or even partially cut it will not heal on its own. You need to have the nerve repaired. If the nerve has been traumatized or crushed it might or might not heal on its own. See a hand surgeon. ...Read more

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Does a displaced meniscal root cause locking of the knee when you try to straighten the leg? Is surgery the only option to fix a displacement?

Does a displaced meniscal root cause locking of the knee when you try to straighten the leg? Is surgery the only option to fix a displacement?

Yes: A torn meniscus can cause the knee to lock. Most will require surgical evaluation. Some may be amenable to rehabilitation depending on the severity and location of the tear. ...Read more

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How can you recover from a torn ligament in the knee without surgery?

How can you recover from a torn ligament in the knee without surgery?

Ligament dependent: Many ligaments are part of your knee. Ligaments that have a reasonable chane to heal with appropriate non operative management, include: PCL (mandates bracing); mcl, some mpfl (medial patlellofemoral ligament). The ACL and lcl usually required an augmented repair or an anatomical reconstruction? ...Read more

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How long can a severely pinched nerve from cervical surgery and loss of use of arm take to heal after surgery before nerve becomes permanent damage?

How long can a severely pinched nerve from cervical surgery and loss of use of arm take to heal after surgery before nerve becomes permanent damage?

Long term: Nerves can be damaged very quickly and can take years to repair themselves, unfortunately, sometimes no recovery takes place from my experience , if recovery occurs there is some evidence of improvement in first 2-3 months after injury. ...Read more

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If you get a single bundle ACL surgery on one knee and a double bundle ACL surgery on the other could this cause any harm to the body?

If you get a single bundle ACL surgery on one knee and a double bundle ACL surgery on the other could this cause any harm to the body?

No harm: You would be an interesting case control study to compare differences, but there is a chance that both would function equally well. Both techniques can result in success, and therefore, you might not expect any difference or harm. Since you know which knee had which tech., comparison may be biased. ...Read more

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How big is the chance that a cervical facet block injection may go wrong, cause more pain or nerve damage? Worth doing with all the risks?

How big is the chance that a cervical facet block injection may go wrong, cause more pain or nerve damage? Worth doing with all the risks?

Cervical injx: Risks are low if doctor uses fluroscopy and contrat to insure needle position he needs to avoid injectate with particulates as well , can lead to a confirmed diagnosis of pain generator and effective treatment it worth doing but go to the cervical experienced and trained. ...Read more

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Dr. Sam Markzar
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Neuropraxia (Definition)

Neuropraxia is defined as a temporary loss of function of the nerve. Some nerves are purely sensory while others carry both sensory and motor fibers. Traumatic contusion injuries to nerves or nerve compressions can cause Neuropraxia. Sensory nerves like sural nerve in the leg or mixed sensory and motor nerves like the median and ulnar nerves in the forearm & hand ...Read more


Nerve (Definition)

The brain and spinal cord communicates with what is occurring in the internal organs and limbs by nerve fibers where are like electrical wires with insulation (myelin) and the "copper" (axon). Within brain and spinal cord these nerves connect to other nerves via synapses on both axons and dendrites. A nerve can carry information regarding sensations, and ...Read more