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How Can I Tell If I Need To Have A Pcl Repair
Depends on symptoms: The best way to determine if you need PCL surgery is by your symptoms and what your knee feels like on physical exam. Mri or xray findings can show the injury but really how unstable the knee is during activities is really the most important thing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain/ swelling: A torn meniscus in someone your age is typically related to an injury. A twisting injury or deep bending of the knee while bearing heavy weight (squats/lunges) are usual mechanisms. Pain along the joint line associated with joint swelling is expected. Swelling may be mild/ moderate. Loss of full extension or pain with full flexion or extension and catching/ locking sensation highly suggestive. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If failed therapy: For most shoulder injuries or conditions, surgery is an option, but only after an adequate amount of time has been allowed for the condition to resolve, and conservative treatment with physical therapy, anti-inflammatory medication and activity modification have been tried. However, surgery might be the best option for painful rotator cuff or cartilage tears, instability, or impingement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
You'll have symptoms: Like pain, swelling, tenderness, catching sensation in the knee whenever it is moved, even sensation of knee giving way under, as you take a step. All these or most of these symptoms would be seen with a meniscal tear. See your orthopod to get it DX & treated. ...Read more
Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur w/ acute injury & some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. Hope this helps. You may wish to try thessaly test, but it is best if you let a physician examine you and possibly order an MRI to be sure. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Knee instability: The classic signs of acl tear are knee joint instability, swelling, pain. This only occurs after a traumatic injury. The swelling is often worse 6 hours after injury and lasts a few days. Immediate field assessment can determine the knee instability. Exam can become limited the next day due to pain and stiffness. X-rays and MRI are usually necessary to confirm the findings. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Usually: One needs more specific information. When was it injured and what type of injury was sustained? When in doubt, have an orthopedist evaluate the problem. ...Read more
Athletic pubalgia: Sports hernia is a term typically used for groin pain in an athlete (athletic pubalgia), often in the absence o a hernia on physical exam. It is a hotly debated topic, and perhaps a consult with a general surgeon interested in hernia disease may help. You can find one at the americas hernia society website. Hope this helps! ...Read more
X-ray: Elbow dislocations are almost exclusively due to trauma. So, if you did not have an injury, it's unlikely that your elbow is dislocated. Elbow dislocations are painful, the joint becomes swollen and range of motion is limited. The best way to know if your elbow is dislocated is to get a x-ray. ...Read more
See below: All depend weather the ligament laxity is localized to one joint and the result of some injury(in that case reconstruction of the ligament may be needed)or wearher you have generalized laxity in all your joints, if that is the case ther is not specific treatment however you can do strenghening exercises and some times if you practice some sports bracing of that particular joint will prevent furth. ...Read more
ACL tear: Maybe. Acl tears are frequently associated with a specific pattern of bone bruising, when they are acute. However, the bone bruise will start to resolve after 4-6 weeks. Without bone injury or other soft tissue inflammation, there is no way of knowing if the tear is 8 weeks old or 8 months old, etc. ...Read more
MRI and exam tell al: A thorough exam of your lower extremity combined with the added detail of an MRI will both provide details as to the location and extent of your hamstring injury. Avulsions or tears from your pelvic bone that have significant displacement (> 2cm) or involve 2+ of the 3 tendons may warrant surgical repair. ...Read more
Wrist injuries: Any part of the body which develops pain , stiffness, swelling , is indicative of either an injury or structural abnormality. Injuries r the culprit if their has been an obvious one time or repetitive force which starts the process. Note that these symptoms can also arise as a result of other causes such as infection, rheumatoid diseases, or metabolic abnormalities such as gout ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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