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Doctor insights on: Efficacy Of Prp Injections In Partial Ligament Tears

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Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more


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Can you live with a partial ligament tear, without any surgery?

Can you live with a partial ligament tear, without any surgery?

Yes: Most partial tears of ligaments heal if treated correctly by splinting or bracing. Not all complete ligament tears need surgery. ...Read more

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I have a partial ligament tear in shoulder, what is the fastest way to treat this?

I have a partial ligament tear in shoulder, what is the fastest way to treat this?

Depends: If only partial, then time should heal things with a minor injury in bout a month and a moderate injury in about two. Maintain motion but avoid stresses. Once pain is down work on strength and coordination. If no response, get it checked again. ...Read more

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Chronic partial tear of anterior talofibular ligament need cirgury?

Chronic partial tear of anterior talofibular ligament need cirgury?

Probably not: It would depend on the symptoms. If there is no instability, surgery is probably not needed. ...Read more

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Is the thermal shrinkage procedure effective for partial posterior cruciate ligament tears?

No: The surgical experience with thermal shrinkage of capsule or ligament has mostly been abandoned due to poor results. The tissue is initially shortened but significantly wreaked in the process, and fails in time. ...Read more

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Can anyone translate my diagnosis and possible and treatment options complete tear of the anterior talofibular ligament partial tear of calcaneofibula?

Tear ligaments: Talofibular ligament= ligament that binds together the talus bone with at the ankle with the fibula
calcaneofibula ligament=ligament that binds together the calcaneal bone (heel bone) with the fibula (leg bone); you probably needs to see an orthopedic doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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Docs Please tell, does partial thickness Acl tear with preserved ligaments attachment, heal completely with rest, rehab & medication without surgery?

Docs Please tell, does partial thickness Acl tear with preserved ligaments attachment, heal completely with rest, rehab & medication without surgery?

It depends: On the severity of the tear, and whether there is any functional impairment. It may not require surgery, but talk to your orthopedic surgeon about treatment/prognosis in your case. ...Read more

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I have been given crutches for a grade 2 ankle sprain, with a partial ligament tear. How long should I be on crutches? When do I need to weight bare?

I have been given crutches for a grade 2 ankle sprain, with a partial ligament tear. How long should I be on crutches? When do I need to weight bare?

6 weeks +/-: A grade ll is serious enough that a good 6 wks is about right. Doing 2 much 2 soon can jeopardize ur best chance of a good outcome. ...Read more

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MRI: partial tear of talar attach site of anterior talofibular ligament after 6mo. Day1 I said felt tear/loose. Now need surgery. Upset. Other option?

The lig is essential: Gotta fix it b/c the ankle is destabilized and will continue to turn with ease. Recreating it will stabilize the ankle. Good luck. ...Read more

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If the MRI says a partial tear of anterior cruciate ligament what will the doctor suggest that we do?

If the MRI says a partial tear of anterior cruciate ligament what will the doctor suggest that we do?

Personalized: The answer should be tailored to your situation. We are learning more about the acl all the time: there are many types of partial tears. It may be a new tear of one of the 2 bundles in the acl (a tear of the anteromedial bundle of the acl may be just a debilitating as a complete tear), or it could be a radiologist reading a scarred down acl tear as a partial tear. It varies. ...Read more

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Bone bruising involving the medial aspect of the medial femoral condyle. Partial thickness tear of the medial collateral ligament adjacent to the fem.

Bone bruising involving the medial aspect of the medial femoral condyle. Partial thickness tear of the medial collateral ligament adjacent to the fem.

Orthopedic followup: Sounds like a traumatic injury, athletic or otherwise. How recent? How much pain, swelling do you have? What level of activity are you returning to? An orthopedic specialist & physical therapist can help. ...Read more

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I had a recurrent ankle sprained just 3 weeks ago and was diagnosed by my Chinese doctor with ligament and tendon partial tear & it still hurts

I had a recurrent ankle sprained just 3 weeks ago and was diagnosed by my Chinese doctor with ligament and tendon partial tear & it still hurts

See an orthopedic Dr: Hard to say. I would get to an orthopedic Dr., and get it examined and also, I assume, they would take an x-ray. Need to have more info ...Read more

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I have had a partial tear in my ankle ligament for a year. Would the cortisone shot help in recovery? Should I be working a desk duty job while I jure

I have had a partial tear in my ankle ligament for a year. Would the cortisone shot help in recovery? Should I be working a desk duty job while I jure

Ankle injury: Steroid injections are co train fixated on this setting. Podiatrists love to do this but there is copious Orthopaedic literature contraindicating this. If this is painful, causing instability or dysfunction then I would try a course of immobilization. Ultimately it may require a repair, reconstruction or simple debridement. ...Read more

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How would you grade an ankle sprain with a ruptured atfl, high-grade partial tear of the deltoid ligament without disruption?

How would you grade an ankle sprain with a ruptured atfl, high-grade partial tear of the deltoid ligament without disruption?

Sprain: In layman's terms this would be called bad. Definitely see your podiatrist or orthopedist for help with this. ...Read more

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My mr images reveal an acute partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament, moderate synovial effusion, and bone contusion. What does this mean?

My mr images reveal an acute partial tear of the anterior cruciate ligament, moderate synovial effusion, and bone contusion. What does this mean?

You need to be seen: You need to be seen to determine whether the knee is unstable. If unstable, you need to have a discussion with your doctor as to whether or not surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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I had an ankle sprain 6 months back. It still pains if I standand walk for 5 minutes. The MRI reported torn talocalcanealligament with partial tear of post. Talofibular ligament. Whatshould I do?

I had an ankle sprain 6 months back. It still pains if I standand walk for 5 minutes. The MRI reported torn talocalcanealligament with partial tear of post. Talofibular ligament. Whatshould I do?

See specialist.: It is not common to have tear of those ligaments. Typically if the posterior talofib is torn, the anterior talofib and calcaneaofib also torn. The talocalcaneal lig also hard to tear. This may mean very high level ankle sprain and a foot/ankle specialist is needed. ...Read more

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Can a ligament tear in my hand heal by itself. I have a broken bone a partial tear of one ligament and a complete tear of another?

Can a ligament tear in my hand heal by itself. I have a broken bone a partial tear of one ligament and a complete tear of another?

Potentially: Yes, there are certainly cases where ligament injuries can completely heal non surgically, and others not. It really depends more on the specific injury. I would not hesitate to discuss directly with a hand specialist. ...Read more