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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. ...Read more

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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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.

Torn ligaments: It would be unusual for your femur to slide off your tibia unless you tore all the ligaments around your knee like in a knee dislocation. If you just tore your acl then your knee can be unstable with subluxation of the bones. Sometimes the acl can avulse from the tibia with bone. Exercise and knee strengthening is good for a acl tear and consideration of surgery can be discussed with your doctor. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Can torn ligaments/tendons/cartilage in the knee go unnoticed?

Can torn ligaments/tendons/cartilage in the knee go unnoticed?

Generally no: There issues are very likely to cause pain, instability or locking or any combination of the three. ...Read more

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Do torn ligaments in the knee ever heal on there own?

Depends: Depending on the degree of injury, mild ligament strains can heal with time. However, if they are torn, then typically these ligaments heal with more scar rather than ligament tissue. ...Read more

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Can you tell me the names of a torn ligament in your knee and leg?

ACL, Patellar ligam-: Ent or the tendon, medial ; lateral collateral ligaments, or pcl, to name a few. ...Read more

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My knee gives me sharp pain every time I bend my knees, would it be a torn ligament? Thanks

My knee gives me sharp pain every time I bend my knees, would it be a torn ligament? Thanks

Unlikely: A torn ligament is a serious injury which typically occurs only with significant trauma such as a ski accident or sports injury. A torn ligament will typically result in instability of the knee. So, if you have not had any significant trauma then it is unlikely to be a torn ligament. See a physician if your symptoms persist. ...Read more

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What happens to torn ligaments during knee replacement surgery?

What happens to torn ligaments during knee replacement surgery?

Balanced: The acl is sacrificed. If the PCL is torn a posterior stabilized prosthesis is used. The mcl & lcl are balanced. ...Read more

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Is burning pain in my knee a sign of a torn ligament?

Is burning pain in my knee a sign of a torn ligament?

Perhaps: How the pain started, and other important questions, as well as a physical exam is needed to know for sure. Burning pain is not the most common description of how a torn ligament feels, but each person's pain sensation is different. Torn ligaments re usually acutely painful and related to injury or a misstep, and can have locking or buckling of the knee. ...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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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 can I repair a completely torn knee ligament injury without surgery?

Depends on Ligament: The knee has 4 main ligaments.
The mcl, and lcl usually heal on their own.
The acl and PCL do not. They usually need surgery. Pcl tears that isolated do not usually need surgery depending on symptoms. Acl tears usually need surgery, unless the patient is a sedentary, older individual, or if the patient is a coper. ...Read more