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Doctor insights on: Falciform Ligament

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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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What could be causing upper left abd pain? Ct was normal. Only found mild fatty infiltration surrounding the falciform ligament. Pain off and on.

What could be causing upper left abd pain? Ct was normal. Only found mild fatty infiltration surrounding the falciform ligament. Pain off and on.

More testing: The liver findings do not cause pain. Will need further investigations. Probably upper and lower endoscopy. CT is limited in evaluating intestines. ...Read more

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What does this mean: focal fatty replacement of liver along the falciform ligament? I don't drink alcohol, and I'm short/skinny, and on no meds.

What does this mean: focal fatty replacement of liver along the falciform ligament? I don't drink alcohol, and I'm short/skinny, and on no meds.

Fatty liver: This is not an uncommon condition. While alcohol can certainly contribute to fatty liver, non alcoholic causes include obesity, diabetes, prediabetes, high cholesterol, and triglycerides. Consider discussing this with your doctor to get the appropriate testing done. ...Read more

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CT scan results ill-defined density about the falciform ligament. What does this really mean? Been having pain for 2 & half weeks in side of mid back

CT scan results ill-defined density about the falciform ligament. What does this really mean? Been having pain for 2 & half weeks in side of mid back

Depends: Depends on how the CT was performed. High density means one thing low another. It is difficult to be more specific without more information ...Read more

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What is this found on ct abdomen? Coarse parenchymal calcification along the falciform ligament anteriorly at the margin of the liver

What is this found on ct abdomen? Coarse parenchymal calcification along the falciform ligament anteriorly at the margin of the liver

Nothing: I call this over reading. But they have to described every thing as they see it.
any way you liver apparently good.
calcification of the falciform ligament has no clinical significance.
discuss with your physician. ...Read more

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How do I treat inflamed ligaments?

How do I treat inflamed ligaments?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Depending on the joint, wold determine what type of splint to utilize, and what freedom of motion allowable to permit healing. Another helpful measure, if allowable given the medical condition, would be a trial of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or Etodolac whether over the counter or prescribed. Patience is important. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ligament?

What is the definition or description of: ligament?

A ligament is: 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 with no ligament attachments? ...Read more

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What shall I do if I have a ligament complex? And is it ok if I keep on excesising?

Not sure: Not sure what a ligament 'complex' is. Could you mean a 'tear'? If so it might be best to seea physical therapist before working out. ...Read more

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What is ligament tear?

Ligamentous injury: Generally traumatic injury to the ligaments. Strong connective tissue which attach one bone to another bone. If there is a "tear" this is a grade 3 or complete disruption of this tissue. ...Read more

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Can a torn ligament heal?

Can a torn ligament heal?

Yes: Soft tissues like ligaments can heal on their own, usually in 3-6 weeks, however they may need to be immobilized or protected while healing and rehabilitated after healing. ...Read more

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How to make a torn ligament better?

How to make a torn ligament better?

Rest, brace: Most torn ligaments that do not require surgery are treated with resting the ligaments and nearby joint combined with a period of immobilization- a cast or brace. Rehab exercises once the ligaments have stabilized can also promote recovery. Occasionally, regenerative injections such as prolotherapy or platelet-rich plasma injections can be used to stimulate healing. ...Read more

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How can I help my shoulder ligaments?

How can I help my shoulder ligaments?

Strength training: Under supervision by a trained professional using light to medium weights. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have a torn ligament?

Rip torn: A ligament tear can be described as slight, partially torn and completely torn. The injury will probably show varying degrees of swelling, bruising and certainly pain. In the more severe tears there will be some degree of joint instability. Some type of imaging like X-ray or MRI, could make it easier to not only check for fracture but also verify the degree of injury. ...Read more

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How to tell if my mpfl ligament is healing?

Exam: Your orthopedist can test the degree of pain and mobility of the knee cap to assess the healing. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat a torn ligament?

Several ways: Immobilizing the ankle in a cast, splint or boot will allow the torn ligament to scar down over time. Ligaments normally take longer than bone to heal, around 3 months. Surgery is another option where the doctor will try to recreate the stability of the torn ligament (s). ...Read more

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How to know if I have torn ligament or worse?

How to know if I have torn ligament or worse?

Joint laxity by exam: Ligaments are actually static or passive restraints that connect bones at a joint. They also serve to help control and constrain or limit the range of joint motion. If a joint becomes loose or unstable and there is a sudden or subsequent increase in a range of motion, a ligament is presumed to be injured (sprained) or torn. A thorough examination of the joint will predictably make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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How can you tell if your si ligaments are lax?

Please see below: Pain often felt over the sacroiliac joint, especially when taken one position for a long duration. Sometime, it may be associated with a feeling of the leg giving way. ...Read more

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I sprained a ligament--what can be done for this?

I sprained a ligament--what can be done for this?

Sprain: Depends upon location. Generally rest, ice, compression, elevation, some splinting, then slow progressive motion. ...Read more

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What are some of the symptoms of a torn ligament?

Bruising: As well as pain, swelling, and instability. Some people have difficulty using the injured part as well. I mention bruising first because just from visual inspection, bruising tends to indicate that a ligament was torn or bone broken compared to just a sprain. ...Read more

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When should the pain from a torn ligament start to subside?

All torn up: Well, that would depend on the location of the ligament, the severity of the tear and what you are doing to help the ligament repair. ...Read more

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If you have loose ligaments in your back it is possible to have them tightened?

If you have loose ligaments in your back it is possible to have them tightened?

No: Strictly speaking no. Injured (torn) ligaments heal with scar, but are often longer than normal. Muscle strengthening can often compensate. If the ligaments are not functional, surgery is sometimes needed. Check with your doctor about your specific condition. ...Read more

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What is round ligament pain?

What is round ligament pain?

Muscle stretching: The round ligament goes from the top of your uterus down to the low pelvic wall. The round ligament has a muscle in it that stretches when you walk, move or lie in one place too long. It can be very painful. Fortunately, it won't hurt you or hurt your baby. Support belts often help the stretching. ...Read more

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What is a sprained ligament?

What is a sprained ligament?

Stretched ligament: A sprained ligament occurs when the ligament, which mean to connect one bone to another, gets stretched due to excessive force applied to it. There are 3 grades of ligament sprain. Grade 1 involves a stretch of the ligament. Grade 2 involves a partial tear of the ligament. Grade 3 involves a full thickness tear of the ligament. ...Read more

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How can I heal a ligament injury?

How can I heal a ligament injury?

Rest, immobilze: I would recommend you rest and limit any
exacerbating activities
sometimes ice, nsaids, and splint
immobilization can help the affected
ligament to heal
some can take 4-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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How can rib ligaments be injured?

How can rib ligaments be injured?

Degeneration, trauma: Are common causes. Ribs also have cartilage in front that can get misplaced during injury or even during sleep. ...Read more

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Best relief for round ligament pain?

Supporters: There are many brands of support garments available that help. One of the most widely advertised is the Belly Bra. There are several styles letting you choose the one that works best for you. Hope this helps. ...Read more