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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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Dr. Richard Jay
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Ligament Tear (Definition)

Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption ...Read more


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What can you do to recover from a torn ligament in the knee, without surgery?

What can you do to recover from a torn ligament in the knee, without surgery?

Depends on ligament: Some ligament injuries will heal with non operative treatment. This depends on which ligament and how severe an injury occurred. The medial collateral and posterior cruciate ligaments may heal with protectice bracing for 4-6 weeks if they involve a partial tear and no other damage. Complete tearing of a ligament will often be associated with other knee damage. Mri can often tell. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from a torn cartilage surgery of the knee?

How long will it take to recover from a torn cartilage surgery of the knee?

Recovery variable: As you used the word "torn", i assume you mean meniscal cartilage. There ate two basic treatments: repair and partial meniscectomy. Repairs require time to heal and each type of tear repair has a unique time to heal . Partial excision only requires time for the joint to heal that is dependent on patient age, alignment, weight, muscle development and if any arthritis is present. ...Read more

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How can you recover from a torn ankle ligament?

How can you recover from a torn ankle ligament?

Common injury: When you twist you ankle. The ligaments easily tear. If this is first time you should be fine with rest, ice, elevate and compression. Usually 4-6 weeks of rest and compression is enough time for you body to heal itself. If you constantly twist your ankle and have chronic ankle instability as diagnosed by your podiatrist or orthpod, then surgery will be necessary. ...Read more

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How can you fix a torn cartilage in the knee?

How can you fix a torn cartilage in the knee?

Repair of cartilage: We surgically repair torn meniscus cartilage and add prp to augment the repair. We use a stem cell paste graft to repair damaged articular cartilage. ...Read more

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How long could it take to heal from surgery for torn cartilage in knee?

How long could it take to heal from surgery for torn cartilage in knee?

Few weeks...: Depending upon the severity of the tear; and the course of physical threapy prescribed probably 4-6 weeks conservatively. ...Read more

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How much time will it take to fully recover from a meniscus toren in the knee with surgery?

How much time will it take to fully recover from a meniscus toren in the knee with surgery?

It Depends: On how active you are and how much was done during surgery. For a routine knee scope i typically allow my patients back to work in 3-4 days if they have a sedentary job. Otherwise, most people can start getting back to work at 2-3 weeks depending on their job. Strengthening of the quadriceps muscle is key as this shuts down with knee surgery of any kind. Most people are near full by 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What's the best way to recover from a torn meniscus in the knee?

Surgery?: The majority of meniscus tears in younger people are treated surgically. If the meniscus is torn in the correct spot, it can be repaired, unfortunately most require surgical excision of the tear. Rehab usually lasts 4-6 weeks after the surgery. ...Read more

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How long will it take to get back to playing soccer after a tear of the medial retinaculum in the knee?

How long will it take to get back to playing soccer after a tear of the medial retinaculum in the knee?

Depends: The only person who can give you a reasonable time line is your orthopedic surgeon because there are many variables in the healing. ...Read more

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I have complex tear of the lateral meniscus. What can be done, surgery? How long will recovery take?

I have complex tear of the lateral meniscus. What can be done, surgery? How long will recovery take?

Surgery: You need surgery. Recovery depends on how badly it is torn, but most of these are done arthroscopically, and recovery time is in the weeks-long time frame. ...Read more

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How long does it typically take to recover from surgery for a torn labrum and bankart repair?

How long does it typically take to recover from surgery for a torn labrum and bankart repair?

3-4 months: A graduated rehabilitation process beginning with passive then active assisted motion followed by active motion and strengthening takes several months to allow the torn labrum to adequately heal to the glenoid bone. The goal is to have a stable strong shoulder with minimal risk for recurrence. This entire process usually takes 3-4 months. ...Read more

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How long can you go with out sugery on a torn tendon in the leg?

How long can you go with out sugery on a torn tendon in the leg?

Does it bother you? : How much pain can you take? Did you ask the doc if it would get worse? These are things to consider. ...Read more

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Will it be possible to recover from injuries like torn ACL much quicker in future?

Will it be possible to recover from injuries like torn ACL much quicker in future?

Progress: Is inevitable, as has happened with knee surgery already! lesser and lesser invasive, or new therapies entirely are likely in many areas including orthopedics. ...Read more

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How long will it take to recover from the pinched nerve surgery on my arm, or could it be a torn rotator cuff?

How long will it take to recover from the pinched nerve surgery on my arm, or could it be a torn rotator cuff?

Hard to say: Recovery from a compressive neuropathy can take several months to a year to completely recover depending how much damage to the nerve was caused and the recovery my be incomplete in some cases. You could potentially have a rotator cuff tear also, you might need an MRI or ultrasound. Surgery to decompress a nerve should have some immediate relief, but certainly not complete relief. ...Read more

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How can I repair a completely torn knee ligament injury without surgery?

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

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What's the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

What's the best way to recover from a torn tendon in the foot?

Tendon tear: If it is a horizontal tear, surgical repair is appropriate. If it is a split tear in the tendon, immobilization and physical therapy can heal the injury. We also use platelet rich plasma injections to facilitate healing of the injury. ...Read more

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How can you recover from a knee injury in 4 days?

How can you recover from a knee injury in 4 days?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation or rice treatment is the best way to treat any acute injury. A recovery in 4 days may or may not be possible, since the recovery will depend on the severity of the knee injury. ...Read more

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How do you treat a partial tear to tendons in the ankle?

How do you treat a partial tear to tendons in the ankle?

Two ways...: Conservative therapy or surgery may be used. Please see an orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon for help. One in your are can be found at www.Aofas.Org. ...Read more

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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