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Is a ACL sprain the same as a ACL tear? Unable to straighten the knee. Large knee joint effusion. Please help in a lot of pain. Thanks.

Is a ACL sprain the same as a ACL tear? Unable to straighten the knee. Large knee joint effusion. Please help in a lot of pain. Thanks.

No: A full tear is different than a sprain. A sprain can heal whereas the tear will not and the body tries to compensate. The effusion is due to the initial injury that caused this in the first place. The not being able to straighten the knee part is the most concerning...I guess it happened very recently :( Consider ER or bracing at the moment. Schedule to see an orthopedist. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

What's the best treatment for knee injuries involving a torn mcl?

Rest, brace : About 90% of mcl injuries heal with time and rest with use of a brace for grade 2 or grade 3 in severity. Many athletes especially return to sports more quickly with a quality rehab program. ...Read more

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Will a dislocated knee also cause a PCL tear most of the time?

Will a dislocated knee also cause a PCL tear most of the time?

Yes: Pcl tears typically result from a dislocated knee. In knee dislocations, multiple ligaments are torn including the acl, pcl, and one of the collateral ligaments. Isolated PCL injuries are somewhat rare and usually occur from a direct blow to the top of knee such as a dashboard impact during a car accident or a fall directly onto a bent knee. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a torn knee ligament or meniscus?

What are the symptoms of a torn knee ligament or meniscus?

Torn knee ligament: A torn knee ligament or meniscus will be painful, so that's the most common symptom. The knee can feel unsteady so you don't trust it to bear your weight without giving out. It can lock or catch unexpectedly if the meniscus is torn and flips over on itself. Right after it happens, your knee can swell. ...Read more

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Which knee ligament is responsible for the motion of a leg curl (using your hamstring)?

Which knee ligament is responsible for the motion of a leg curl (using your hamstring)?

None:: Ligaments stabilize the joints which are moved by muscles/tendons. So the tendons of the hamstrings bend the knee. ...Read more

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What should I expect in physical therapy for a torn ligament in the knee?

What should I expect in physical therapy for a torn ligament in the knee?

Depends: Probably none initially or pre-operatively. If not operative or if post operative, then one will have range of motion exercises, strengthening exerc ises and balance and proprioceptive exercises. ...Read more

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I can't bear weight on the knee I have pain along the medial meniscus joint line. Would this suggest a tear of the meniscus? Locking of the knee

I can't bear weight on the knee  I have pain along the medial meniscus joint line. Would this suggest a tear of the meniscus? Locking of the knee

See a physician: You should consult an orthopedic physician . You may have torn your meniscus or have a sprain your ligament . Your condition can be diagnosed by detailed physical examination and imaging studies and x-rays and mri. In the meantime you can take some nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medication like Ibuprofen or Naproxen if you don't do any peptic ulcer disease or gastritis. ...Read more

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Is having a diagnostic arthroscope of the knee common a procedure? Can instability of the knee be a meniscus problem? It hurts to flex the knee

Is having a diagnostic arthroscope of the knee common a  procedure?  Can instability of the knee be a meniscus problem?  It hurts to flex the knee

Let me explain: Through the arthroscope, a final diagnosis is made, which may be more accurate than through "open" surgery or from x-ray studies. The instability of the knee could come from meniscal injuries and other problem in the knee. ...Read more

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What types of exercises are good for a torn lateral meniscus and patially torn acl?

What types of exercises are good for a torn lateral meniscus and patially torn acl?

Surgery?: See a good knee doc and make sure you dont need surgery. Partial acl tears are not common, and a lateral meniscal tear may be unstable. For the basics read this article. http://www.livestrong.com/article/556479-rehab-after-acl-injury/ . Good place to start. ...Read more

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What is the right treatment for a sports injury meniscus tear?

Surgery.: Usually arhtroscopic surgery is required to take care of a meniscal tear. ...Read more

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How successul is a hip arthroscopy for treatment of a labral tear of the hip?

How successul is a hip arthroscopy for treatment of a labral tear of the hip?

Hard to Say: You may want to consider stem cell therapy for your labral tear. So far the only practice that has significant research and patient base regarding stem cell therapy are the Regenexx Physicians Network. They have over 6500 patients in their registry with pretty good results. Check out Regenexx.Com. ...Read more

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Can a meniscus tear in the knee prevent you from straighten the knee and bearing weight on the effected leg?

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

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What are some good rehab exercises for a knee ligament injury?

What are some good rehab exercises for a knee ligament injury?

Depends: My answer to you is to see pm&r physician and see good physical therapist for home exercises program. Do not search internet to save money. ...Read more

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What is the typical recovery time for a meniscus tear in the knee?

What is the typical recovery time for a meniscus tear in the knee?

It depends: It depends on what procedure you will be having and whether or not there is any associated osteoarthritis as well. For a straightforward arthroscopy and removal of a torn piece of meniscus, the recovery is generally very rapid. If a repair is performed, the recovery is slightly longer. If there is osteoarthritis present, the recovery and theresults are less predictable. ...Read more

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What is the purpose of a knee brace after a total knee arthroplasty?

What is the purpose of a knee brace after a total knee arthroplasty?

Knee brace after TKA: It may provide stability if there is an mcl or lcl issue, or if there is some muscular imbalance. Generally braces aren't used postop unless there is a good reason to do so. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an ACL tendon injury and a knee cap injury?

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What's the difference between an ACL tendon injury and a knee cap injury?

Separate structures: The acl is a ligament in the center of the knee that holds the knee together by preventing certain knee rotations and translations. The kneecap (or patella) is a bone in the front if the knee that assists the quad muscles in straightening your knee. The play very different roles in the knee. ...Read more

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What is done for a partial tear in the patellar tendon?

What is done for a partial tear in the patellar tendon?

Cast, brace: A slight partial tear in the tendon can probably be treated with either a cast or brace for 6-8 weeks. A complete or almost complete tear would require a surgical repair. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a torn meniscus in the knee?

What are the symptoms of a torn meniscus in the knee?

Varied: Typical symptoms of this problem are swelling of the knee, pain in the knee, giving way of the knee. You should see your orthopedic specialist and obtain an MRI ...Read more

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Knee Meniscus Tear (Definition)

A knee injury in which the meniscus, a rubbery C-shaped disc that cushions the knee, ...Read more