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How long does a ligament in your knee take to heal?

How long does a ligament in your knee take to heal?

Depends: Ligaments that have blood supply have the capacity to heal such as medial collateral ligament (mcl) and posterior cruciate ligament (pcl). Time to heal is dependent on the severity of the injury and can range from a few weeks to several weeks. Lateral collateral ligament (lcl) is a poor healer whereas the ACL will likely not heal and require surgery. Discuss your injury with your orthopedist.

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How long does a wrenched ligament in the knee take to heal?

How long does a wrenched ligament in the knee take to heal?

Varies with severity: Of the sprain. For mild ones, up to 3-4 weeks; for moderate ones, about 6-8; for severe ones, up to 3-4 months; provided no further injuries occur, during the healing period. Kindly comply with the orthopedist's advise, as that is the quickest way to improve and heal completely.

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How long does a bruised ligament in th knee take to heal?

How long does a bruised ligament in th knee take to heal?

3-6 weeks: Knee sprains or strains generally take 3-6 weeks to heal. Tears often require more detailed treatment.

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How long is it supposed to it take for a damaged knee ligament to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a damaged knee ligament to heal?

It depends: It depends on the severity of the damage. A simple strain will heal in about 4-6 weeks. I complete tear needs surgery.

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How long does it typically take for a injured knee ligament to heal?

How long does it typically take for a injured knee ligament to heal?

Ligament dependent: Not all knee ligament injuries can be treated the same. Most mild sprains can be managed nonoperatively and heal on the order of weeks to a month or two. Physical therapy and bracing may be indicated to optimize recuperation. Complete tears or grade iii sprains may require surgical intervention (acl, lcl, some PCL and few mcl grade iii injuries), thus requiring much more time for healing/recovery.

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Why do my knees pop when I deadlift? Will I need surgery for a partially torn medial ligament? How long will it take to heal if not?

Why do my knees pop when I deadlift? Will I need surgery for a partially torn medial ligament? How long will it take to heal if not?

Orthopedic surgeon: The popping May be due to snapping of ligaments while stressing the knees. If there is not persistent pain and swelling associated with the partially torn ligament, it may heal in several weeks providing that you don't put too much strain on the knee. An orthopedic surgeon is best qualified to answer your question, however and if the knee is giving you ongoing symptoms, it's best to be evaluated.

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Can someone tell me how long will a mild knee ligament injury take to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will a mild knee ligament injury take to heal?

About 6 weeks:: Generally most ligaments (mcl or lcl) take 6 weeks but a lot depends on associated injuries, if any. Compliance with your orthopod's advice is very important, and pt per your doctor's orders.

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I fell running down on a paved hill onto my left knee I was diagnosed with osgood shlatters and also pulled a ligament. How long will it take to heal?

I fell running down on a paved hill onto my left knee I was diagnosed with osgood shlatters and also pulled a ligament. How long will it take to heal?

Impossible to say: But it will be in the range of several weeks but could be more osgood schlatters disease in a 21 year old is kind of rare unless it the evidence of old problems also? What ligament is pulled if it is not improving steadily over the next few wks then you need further eval good luck.

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How long does it take for ligaments to heal? I fell on my knee 2 months ago and was put in a knee immboizer and on crutches. The X-ray showed nobreak so the ER doc said it was ligaments. Mmost of the swelling is gone and the bruise is gone but there is st

How long does it take for ligaments to heal? I fell on my knee 2 months ago and was put in a knee immboizer and on crutches. The X-ray showed nobreak so the ER doc said it was ligaments. Mmost of the swelling is gone and the bruise is gone but there is st

Can: Can you afford to be crippled? You should be doing a lot better by now. This degree of pain is not normal. You need to be examined by an orthopedist and have additional treatment. There is a very strong possibility that you will require a knee arthroscopy.

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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from a knee ligament injury?

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from a knee ligament injury?

Recovery time varies: Sprains & strains are graded based on the # of fibers w/in the structure that are stretched/ torn. This is by no means an exact # of fibers, but a grade 1 = fiber stretch, grade 2 = partial/ moderate disruption, & grade 3 = complete disruption. Symptoms of each are very similar but severity varies. Rice is the beginning treatment regardless of grade. Severe inj often need pt, sometime surgery.

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How long does it take for a strained ligament in the left knee to get better?

How long does it take for a strained ligament in the left knee to get better?

Depends: Depends which ligament. ACL may not heal. MCL will take about 6 weeks, for example.

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How long does it take to recover from a knee ligament injury? Is it ok for pt to make you hurt?

How long does it take to recover from a knee ligament injury? Is it ok for pt to make you hurt?

Depends: It depends on the ligament injured and the extend of injury. A mild to moderate mcl strain/sprain with take 4-6 weeks. On the other hand an acl rupture will take 6 or more months after major reconstructive surgery. It is generally ok for pt to "hurt". Experience and professionalism is important in controlling these issues.

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What takes the longest to heal torn muscle, torn ligament, or torn tendon? Area is back and knee.

What takes the longest to heal torn muscle, torn ligament, or torn tendon? Area is back and knee.

Torn muscle: Healing depends on degree of trauma, type of muscle, location of joints, age, and degree of rest. Like wise so many variable. Some doesn't heal at all without surgical treatment.

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Do torn ligaments in the knee ever heal on there own?

Depends: Depending on the degree of injury, mild ligament strains can heal with time. However, if they are torn, then typically these ligaments heal with more scar rather than ligament tissue.

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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.

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My knee Ligament is Teared. As per Dr it is Mild injury & can be cured by Exercises. But can I take CCM Tablets for Faster Recovery?

My knee Ligament is Teared. As per Dr it is Mild injury & can be cured by Exercises. But can I take CCM Tablets for Faster Recovery?

CCM Tabs: No definitive tests prove that Calcium tablets will increase the recovery time of this injury. Stick with the Docs advice on this occasion. Best wishes.

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How long you can postpone ligament injury near knee.

How long you can postpone ligament injury near knee.

Forever: Depends on what ligament and how badly damaged and how much trouble it causes ligament surgery is almost always elective so it can be done if and when the patient is ready.

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For a knee ligament injury how long till it is fully healed?

For a knee ligament injury how long till it is fully healed?

Depends.: Depends on what ligament. If it's the mcl, it usually heals in 4-8 weeks, depending on severity. If it's the acl or pcl, they generally don't heal, and you should consult a knee orthopedic specialist for treatment options.