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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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Cartilage (Definition)

Cartilage is a specialized type of tissue found in joints and areas that two bones come together. It is made up of specialized cells that live in the midst of proteins and sugars that absorb and release water similar to a sponge. Healthy cartilage helps decrease friction in joints, absorbs shock and protects the ends of the bone. Degradation of ...Read more


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How can I know if you have broken tendon or ligament in knee?

How can I  know if you have broken tendon or ligament in knee?

You need a doctor: I need more details to answer. You need to be evaluated clinically, we may need to do some tests. If not treated you could have problems like artritis. ...Read more

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How do you know when you've torn your ACL or you just have a twisted knee?

How do you know when you've torn your ACL or you just have a twisted knee?

Acl: Immediate swelling loss of motion and pain are indications that u injured yr knee. An exam by an orthopedist would best answer this. Instability or mechanical symptoms such as locking or catching in the knee are signs of potentially injury to the knee. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a torn meniscus? Is that the same as a knee sprain?

Not exactly: No technically a torn meniscus is not really a knee sprain. Sprains refer to injuring a ligament, in the knee this would refer to the acl/pcl or either of the collateral ligaments. Meniscus is a cartilage cushion but certainly can be torn. Honestly, unless you get an MRI there is no real way to know if you have torn your meniscus. But there are other reasons for your knee pain. ...Read more

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If you have a torn meniscus in your knee does it tear more if you walk on it?

If you have a torn meniscus  in your knee does it tear more if you walk on it?

Depends on…: Location of tear & degree of tear & types of activities u r involved in. Actions that involve rapid change of direction on weight-bearing knee can exacerbate injury. Simple walking shouldn't cause problems unless a piece of cartilage tears free (joint mouse) & catches, causing decreased range of motion. Follow up with orthopedic/sports medicine specialist. ...Read more

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How can you get a medial ligament sprain, what sport or movement does this?

How can you get a medial ligament sprain, what sport or movement does this?

Sprain: I assume you mean the medial ligaments of the ankle. These ligaments can get sprained in almost any sport when a forceful stress twists the ankle. ...Read more

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If you have a sprained knee grade one, do you need crutches or a knee brace?

If you have a sprained knee grade one, do you need crutches or a knee brace?

Many options: Depending on the condition some treatment options may include rest, ice, compression and elevation, bracing, injection, pain medication, anti-inflammatory medication, physical therapy, and surgery. Have it evaluated and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can you sprain your MCL even when you are wearing a ACL brace?

Can you sprain your MCL even when you are wearing a ACL brace?

Yes: Wearing a brace does not guarantee ligament injury. ...But it could have been worse if you did not wear it. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have torn cartilage or a muscle in your knee?

How can you tell if you have torn cartilage or a muscle in your knee?

MRI: If you mean by exam. Torn muscles will have a gap in them and can be felt, torn cartilage you could feel but you cannot see. The best method to do MRI on the knee to find out. ...Read more

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Can you play volleyball with a torn ACL if you use a brace or something?

Can you play volleyball with a torn ACL if you use a brace or something?

Possbly: If the brace prevents the shifting sensation of the knee during participation then one could play. It is not a guarantee that more damage may occur while you play, particularly to the meniscus. ...Read more

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Do you have to wear a cast after an ankle arthroscopy?

Do you have to wear a cast after an ankle arthroscopy?

Generally no: Ankle scopes requires two small 1cm portal incisions where cameras are used to evaluate the anke joint then to clean out synovitic tissue, loose bodies, or repair focal areas of cartilage damage. This would generally require a short boot or splint. If you had a scope assisted ankle fusion or or boney/structural procedure needing post op stability then a cast may be necessary. ...Read more

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How long do I need to wear a restrictive brace after a knee reconstruction?

How long do I need to wear a restrictive brace after a knee reconstruction?

Temporarily: Depends on the type of surgery, but the goal is to use a brace to protect the knee until it heals and then discontinue the brace. ...Read more

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What can I do to tell if I have a torn ACL or pulled ACL or just an injury?

What can I do to tell if I have a torn ACL or pulled ACL or just an injury?

Exam, MRI: I would start with a good orthopedic exam and x-ray after that you may need to undergo an MRI to determine if it is a partial or complete tear which may alter your treatment. ...Read more

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How can you tell if you have a meniscus tear in your knee?

How can you tell if you have a meniscus tear in your knee?

Evaluation: History-injury, clicking, pain , popping, giving way. Physical exam findings. Mri. Surgery. ...Read more

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I have a tear proximal femoral origin of the acl. Do i need surgery, if not , how long will it take to heal?

I have a tear proximal femoral origin of the acl. Do i need surgery, if not , how long will it take to heal?

Depends: A complete acl tear will not heal on its own. Whether or not you needs surgery depends on your symptoms, activity level, hobbies, and the general condition of the knee otherwise. See your orthopedist for their recommendation. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a dislocation with possible ligament or tendon tears?

What should I do if I have a dislocation with possible ligament or tendon tears?

Is it your first: If it is trauma your chance of conservative care and a good response are good if this is the second time it is another story if the first episode is in your teens and there is a recurrence that has the worst prognosis mri can show if the labrum and capsule have been torn. ...Read more

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Not sure if u have a lateral ligament or meniscus test, should I be wearing a stabalizing knee brace till mri?

Not sure if u have a lateral ligament or meniscus test, should I be wearing a stabalizing knee brace till mri?

Yes, or crutches.: It's always best to "treat for the worst" until a diagnosis is established, unless there are risk to therapy. If you are having acute pain, being non-weight bearing or braced could prevent further injury. ...Read more

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If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?

If you have a torn meniscus, which is the cartilage in your knee, do you need to get surgery to fix it?

Not always: Pain from meniscal tears often settle down with therapy. Surgery only needed for continues pain or locking of the knee. ...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