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What are good rehab exercises for a torn knee ligament?

What are good rehab exercises for a torn knee ligament?

Careful: Depends on the ligament. It is very important to get your motion back first after a ligament injury. Range of motion exercises (wall slides, etc.) and biking without resistance can accomplish this. Then if you are treating the ligament nonop, strengthening exercises are begun. For example- PCL injury, the quad is very important. Ask your doctor for specific goals for your specific ligament injury.

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Torn ligaments in knees. Some instability now at age 34. What happens when I'm old? Keeping it in check w/ exercise now. Is surgery better in longrun?

Torn ligaments in knees. Some instability now at age 34. What happens when I'm old? Keeping it in check w/ exercise now. Is surgery better in longrun?

Depends on ligaments: Instabilities can b from acl, pcl, mcl, ; lcl. Or any combination. All can lead 2 many forms of instability. C a knee specialist 4 evaluation. Find out what ur instability is ; follow his/her advice., .

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Have torn ligaments in knee. Can femur actually slip off the top of the tibia? Could something fracture? Using exercise bike & walking for strength.

Have torn ligaments in knee. Can femur actually slip off the top of the tibia? Could something fracture? Using exercise bike & walking for strength.

No: The femur would slip off the tibia if you major injury, also nothing will fracture unless you major trauma, having said that you stability is weaken by the ligaments injury so in your case less force needed to dislocated your knee or break the bone around the knee. Be careful and good luck.

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What can you do to tell that you have a torn knee ligament?

Exam/imaging: Start by seeing an orthopedic surgeon/sports medicine doc. They will discuss your injury and perform an exam. If not apparent on exam, an MRI is sometimes needed to confirm a ligament injury.

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How long do you wear a bandage when you have a torn knee ligament or cartilage?

How long do you wear a bandage when you have a torn knee ligament or cartilage?

Varies: This can vary widely because the treatment can vary widely for different conditions and amongst different physicians. There are protective braces that can assist with comfort and rehabilitation for these injuries but their use varies depending on the specific injury. Ask your doctor for more specifics regarding this.

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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.

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Does a torn knee ligament cause thigh swelling?

Does a torn knee ligament cause thigh swelling?

It can: Acutely following that injury can cause edema in the thigh. If this an older injury or you are status post reconstruction could be sign of deep vein thrombosis which needs to be evaluated, talk to your orthopedist.

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How to know if I torn any of my knee ligaments?

How to know if I torn any of my knee ligaments?

Knee ligament tear: Immediate swelling, a sensation of instability/giving way, or feeling a sudden "pop" in the knee are all potential signs of a torn knee ligament. There are varying degrees of ligament tears (a tear is a "sprain") - from a "stretch" injury, to a partial tear to a complete tear. If you are having any of these symptoms you should seek out treatment from a board certified specialist.

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What can I do to make someone who had torn knee ligaments more comfortable?

What can I do to make someone who had torn knee ligaments more comfortable?

You really can't: Torn ligaments generally require surgical repair. Ice, elevation and rest are helpful. Crutches should be used for any ambulation.

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I have a pain on the ligament on the outside of my knee. How will I know if it is torn?

I have a pain on the ligament on the outside of my knee. How will I know if it is torn?

Depends: Assuming this after an injury. You should be evaluated for stability. If stable you may want to try conservative therapy. If stability is questionable then an MRI should help to guide therapy choice.

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Please explain who else had torn knee ligaments and what can I do to make them feel better?

I did: I used to run marathons (27). I've had two ruptured quad tendons. It's important to do your physical therapy, stretch, use an anti-inflamatory as well as heat/ice. Don't give up.

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Will my knee swell if I have torn a knee ligament?

Will my knee swell if I have torn a knee ligament?

Yes: Ligament injuries are classified as grade 1 (sprain), grade 2 (partial tear), or grade 3 (complete tear). The greater the severity, the greater the swelling. If it is a sprain, it may not swell right away. If it is a significant injury to a ligament inside your knee, e.g. The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), it will bleed and the knee to swell right. This should be checked out by a physician.

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Do I need to have surgery when I have torn a ligament in your knee?

Do I need to have surgery when I have torn a ligament in your knee?

Not necessarily: It depends on several things like which ligament is injured, what symptoms it is causing, age/activity level of patient, exam findings, and the appearance of imaging studies.

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My knee Ligament is Teared. As per Dr it is Mild injury & can be cured by Exercises. But can I take CCM Tablets for Faster Recovery?

My knee Ligament is Teared. As per Dr it is Mild injury & can be cured by Exercises. But can I take CCM Tablets for Faster Recovery?

CCM Tabs: No definitive tests prove that Calcium tablets will increase the recovery time of this injury. Stick with the Docs advice on this occasion. Best wishes.

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Why do my knees pop when I deadlift? Will I need surgery for a partially torn medial ligament? How long will it take to heal if not?

Why do my knees pop when I deadlift? Will I need surgery for a partially torn medial ligament? How long will it take to heal if not?

Orthopedic surgeon: The popping May be due to snapping of ligaments while stressing the knees. If there is not persistent pain and swelling associated with the partially torn ligament, it may heal in several weeks providing that you don't put too much strain on the knee. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to answer your question, however and if the knee is giving you ongoing symptoms, it's best to be evaluated.

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If my knee has been bothering me for years and it hurts when I put weight on it and do activities do I have a torn ligament? It has been bothering me since 8th grade I am 19 now

If my knee has been bothering me for years and it hurts when I put weight on it and do activities do I have a torn ligament? It has been bothering me since 8th grade I am 19 now

Many possibilities: See a sports med doc for exam. Often a personalized course of physical therapy can be helpful, regardless of the cause. The therapist will look at your individual mechanics and make recommendations for proper alignment. There are multiple other treatments if that doesn't resolve the symptoms completely.

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How to treat torn ligaments in your knee?

How to treat torn ligaments in your knee?

It depend what kind: Of injury and were it is located. Grade 1 up to grade 3. Medial or lateral or inside the knee. Every one of them have different method of treatment.

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What is the treatment for torn knee ligaments?

What is the treatment for torn knee ligaments?

Depends: Part of that depends on which ligaments were torn, and if it is a full or partial tear, how active you are and what age...You definitely need an orthopedic evaluation to determine that. Surgery or rehabilitation will depend on the physical findings also.

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What is done for a torn ligament and locked knee from football?

What is done for a torn ligament and locked knee from football?

Surgery: The locked knee is generally a meniscus tear that can be trimmed arthroscopically and a torn ligament may need to be reconstructed if it is the acl or sometimes if it is the pcl. If it is an mcl or lcl these are commonly treated without surgery.

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How do I know if I have I sprained/torn a ligament in my knee?

How do I know if I have I sprained/torn a ligament in my knee?

Pain and swelling.: The knee is a common joint to injure, and if there is a serious ligament or meniscal tear there is usually a large amount of swelling. The knee is also unstable which your doctor can check for. If you have a lot of pain and swelling I would go see your doctor. If your pain is fairly mild and the knee is not swollen, using ice and resting the knee and avoiding sports until pain free is good.