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How long does it take to mend a strained hamstring?

How long does it take to mend a strained hamstring?

Highly variable: No easy answer. Covering college football and athletes for years leaves me with the best advice to tell a coach querying when recovery and return to play is likely..."coach, we will evaluate the injury regularly and just have to take it day by day." mild strains can heal in days to weeks, while recurrent and more significant strains can take weeks to months. Mri helps grade severity of the injury. ...Read more

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Tendon (Definition)

Tendons are made up of collagen and are the functional tissue that interfaces between muscles and bone. Muscles generate force that is transmitted through its tendon that inserts on a specific bone that is moved in the plane of the connecting joint made ...Read more


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How long does it take a severed tendon to heal?

How long does it take a severed tendon to heal?

Severed tendon: If the tendon is in good contact with the opposite side of the severed are, it may heal within 3-4 weeks. However, the tendon, if completely severed should be evaluated and brought together surgically. It would still take 3-4 weeks to unite before early range of motion and PT is started ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a muscle strain?

How long does it take to heal a muscle strain?

Depends on tear: This really depends on what muscle was involved and what grade of tear (strain) is involved. Rather than immobilization, gentle mobilization exercises are helpful to prevent scarring and possible chronic pain. Typically, a grade 3 tear, it can take 8-12 weeks to completely heal. Obviously, with lesser injury. Working with a physical therapist or certified athletic trainer can be helpful. ...Read more

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How long does it take a sprain muscle to heal?

How long does it take a sprain muscle to heal?

6 weeks: In a healthy person with no other medical problems, a torn muscle or tendon will typically heal in approximately 6 weeks. Timing can change depending on the severity of the injury. Daily rest, ice, compression and elevation can help your recovery! ...Read more

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How long does it take to recover from a torn tendon?

How long does it take to recover from a torn tendon?

Depends: Some tendon can be torn and heal with immobilization. Some tendons require surgery to put the tendon ends together for proper healing to take place. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a broken patella?

How long does it take to heal a broken patella?

Fracture: It generally takes 6 to 10 weeks to heal a patella fracture. Certainly the severity of the injury and how it is treated will influence healing time. Some patella fractures are treated with surgery and some are not. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a tendon injury to heal?

How long does it take for a tendon injury to heal?

Depends: This depends on the severity of the injury. A strain can take weeks, partial tear may take the time like a bone fracture (6-8) weeks. A complete tear requires surgical repair and the recovery time varies. Speaking to an orthopedic surgeon will help. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal after a ligament injury?

How long does it take to heal after a ligament injury?

It depends on Grade: Ligament injuries are graded on a 0-3 scale. Grade 0 is nl, grade 1 is intact but painful, grade 2 is partially torn, and grade 3 represents a complete tear. Grade 1 injuries heal the quickest (days to wks), while grade 2 injuries heal slower (3-6 wks), and grade 3 injuries take the longest to heal (6 wks +). Some commograde 3 injuries require surgery (acl/lcl) while others (mcl) heal w/o surgery. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a dislocated kneecap?

How long does it take  to heal a dislocated kneecap?

4-8 weeks: It depend on the injury, wither you need surgery or not. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a torn ligament to heal?

How long does it take for a torn ligament to heal?

DependsLocationSever: There is no fix period for torn ligaments.The healing period will vary based on the location of the ligament and the severity like if it is patial tear or complete and other co existing injuries,like cartileges and bones.And it also depends on the type of treatment like,rest,PT and any surgical intervention ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal Achilles tendonitis?

How long does it take to heal Achilles tendonitis?

Achilles tendonitisi: It can take 4 weeks to several months depending on the severity of the condition and if you are consistent with your stretching exercises. Consistency is the key. You must do the prescribed exercises every day to help alleviate the pain. ...Read more

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How long does it take for a ligament sprain/pull/bruise to heal?

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How long does it take for a ligament sprain/pull/bruise to heal?

1-3 months: We define a bruise as some bleeding in the area of injury, followed by a healing response over 1-3 weeks. A sprain is defined as a tear of ligaments, and take 1-3 months to heal. Some will not heal, depending on location and severity. A pull is a tear in muscles or tendons, which can take 1-3 months or not at all depending on location and severity. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a cracked tibia?

How long does it take to heal a cracked tibia?

On average 6-8 weeks: Bone healing usually takes 6-8 weeks depending on the type of fracture. Each person has a different healing potential depending on age and overall health. ...Read more

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How long does it take a sprained joint to heal?

How long does it take a sprained joint to heal?

Usually 6-12 weeks: It depend what kind sprain is. Sprain is an injury to the ligament of the ankle. 1st degree sprain it were the ligament still basically intact with some mild bruise in it, usually heals in about 4-6 weeks. The second degree more separation of the fiber of the ligament, take more time to heel 6-8 weeks. Third degree sprain, have more separation of the fiber, take 8-12 weeks and may need surgery.One. ...Read more

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How long does it take a hand sprain to heal?

How long does it take a hand sprain to heal?

Depends...: On where it is and how severe the sprain is. The small joints in the fingers are especially slow to heal. They may be stiff, swollen, and sore for up to a year--and the swelling may never completely resolve. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a fractured tibia?

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How long does it take to heal a fractured tibia?

2-3mo: While most bones heal on average in 6 wks, the tibia is prone to delayed healing or even non healing. Partially as this bone is not fully encased in vascular muscle tissue and vascularity= healing. It isn't unusual for this bone to take upwards of 3+ mo to heal. And in adults often warrants surgery as well to stabilize the break while it heals. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal a patellar knee injury?

How long does it take to heal a patellar knee injury?

It depends.: It depends on whether it was bruised, or a tendinitis, or other type of inflammation in that area. but generally speaking, 6-12 weeks. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a dislocated knee?

How long does it take to heal from a dislocated knee?

2-3 months.: A true knee dislocation can heal in 2-3 months, but you may need another 3-4 months of physical therapy. You should be seeing an orthopedic knee specialist. ...Read more

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How long does it take to heal from a knee injury?

How long does it take to heal from a knee injury?

It depends: It depends on the injury. Contusions or sprains can heal fairly rapidly. Other injuries require surgery. Some sesolve with exercise, meds and possibly physical therapy. ...Read more