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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Medial joint side of the knee is getting diminished. ..Is it torn ligament problem?Is surgery required?
Don't know what you: Mean by "diminished" or if you even have any discomfort. Have you previously injured it? Does it feel unstable, lock up or cause the knee to swell? Lots of questions need answering before answering yours. Why don't you have your doctor take a look? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The doctor says I have a torn ligament and he wants to do surgery on my left knee to improve it does it get better after surgery?
It should improve: Certain ligaments need to be repaired, your dr makes the call based on the exam and history. The knee uses the acl as its primary stabilizer with remaining muscles, ligaments and menisci helping. If the acl is not repaired in active people it leads to early onset arthritis. Be prepared to rehab your knee for several months. ...Read more
I have ACL torn ligament and i want to go to orthoscopic knee surgery .My question is which graft is best for me . And I am not a sportperson.
ACL: Since you are not a "sportsperson" the 1st question is do you even need surgery. Acl reconstructions are typically reserved for those involved in activities requiring pivoting or jumping as well as those who have instability outside those activities. As for the graft choices there are pluses and minuses with most data showing a preference for auto grafts (your tissue) in young patients (<40). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had knee surgery Nov. 19th, I had a torn ligament so the surgeon had 2 put a cadaver piece in my knee, also had a tear in my meniscus, knee is poppn?
Postop questions: If I understand correctly, your knee is now popping? What about pain? Swelling? It sounds like you need follow up with your surgeon. It is critical you make postoperative follow up with your surgeon to properly follow your progress, rehab and any complications that may arise. ...Read more
Yes: Doing low impact exercise like swimming or biking is important. Go easy the first time in the pool. Especially getting in and out of the pool. Also only do flutter kick. No breaststroke kick the first time. Breaststroke kick puts some torque through the knee. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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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