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Easy Ways To Tear Your Acl
Rotational force on : Most tears of the meniscus occur from a rotational force on the knee joint. Surprisingly, this force does not need to be that great to cause a tear of the meniscus. Perfect example is sitting cross legged(indian style), is enough force to tear it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
NO: the meniscus has nothing to do with stabilizing the knee joint on the grand scale. The ligaments in your knee stabilize your knee. Primarily the MCL, LCL, ACL and PCL ...Read more
Hamstring Tear: At 34 it is not that difficult. Depending on your pre activity flexibility and conditioning your ability to except the loads may be compromised especially if you have a sedentary job. Hamstring injury occurs during and eccentric load on the muscle, i.e. Lengthening as it contracts to absorb load. If your muscle is not conditioned to accept the load a tear can happen during sprinting etc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on which: Muscle and how torn (complete verse partial). The quickest way is surgery, but that is not always appropriate. We would need more info to decide whether immobilization, bracing, waiting or surgery would be appropriate. A partial tear of a calf verse a complete tear of a bicep, worlds apart in treatment. ...Read more
Psychiatrist: Hurting yourself intentionally seems a bit ridiculous to me. But if I take your question seriously, a person must be pretty intelligent and athletic to control the body to injury something as specific as the ACL, or any other specific ligament/tendon/body part. You must know the exact anatomic motion and the exact way to injure such a specific body part. There are psychiatric disorders involved ...Read more
How much time after an Extra-Articular Lateral Tenodesis and acl reconstruction of the knee would someone be able to return to sedentary work (office)?
Varies: There is no contraindication to return to restricted work as soon as comfortable and getting around safely. For most people that would be in the 5-10 day range. ...Read more
Rest: An lcl tear is a serious injury. If the lcl is completely torn, there is no good way to restore its function without surgery. If it is partially torn, there is no good way to speed up healing. So the best recommendation is to see a good sports medicine orthopedic surgeon to correctly diagnose the injury and act appropriately! ...Read more
Take it slow: If you have no pain, no swelling and no instability, you are probably good to try it out. 39 is not old, but not same as 19, and so take it easy. If you have been working out/strengthening your knee with therapy, then try the ball out on your own, make some small moves and increase the speed/force as u feel comfortable. With your type of injury, i think u should be ok. Good luck. ...Read more
Typically immobiliza: Tion and rest will assist in the healing of a patellar tendon tear. It is critical to not continue to perform activity that might fully rupture the tendon. I treat my patients in a knee immobilizer for 4 weeks crutches as needed, nsaids and then gentle pt out to 8 weeks from injury. ...Read more
Listen to your body: You'll want to avoid motions that cause pain. Consider quadricep strengthening exercise but be careful about your range of motion. Avoid a >90 degree(right angle) bend in your knees, like if you are doing squats and/or lunges. Also avoid any heavy loaded squats or lunges. Be careful about rotational movements around your injured knee, like where you would plant and turn. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How long does it take to recover from a anterior cruciate ligament (acl) injury and to be able to play sports?
Depends: There are many variables that will effect the time necessary to recover enough to return to sports including the graft used, fixation techniques and the biases of the surgeon. Because some studies suggest return to sports prior to 9 months post surgery may increase the risk of reinjury, i prefer to have my patients wait 9 months. That is not to say some athletes have been able to return quicker. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you tell me are knees that naturally hyperextend more prone to injury (acl tears, mensical tears, patellar dislocations)?
Yes: Knee hyper extension is usually due contractures of the hamstring muscles, the calf muscles, or both. When these muscle groups are tight the knee hyperextends and the ankle doesn't dorsiflex enough. These two mechanical issues put a person at greater risk of both knee and ankle injuries. ...Read more
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