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How long does it take for an injured ligament on the hand to heal?

How long does it take for an injured ligament on the hand to heal?

Depends on severity: Ligament injuries of the hand/wrist, as with all joint injuries, are classified as "sprains." time to healing depends on the severity of injury and the joint involved. Low grade sprains heal relatively quickly, about 3-6 weeks. Higher grade sprains can take several months to heal. Some high grade sprains require a period of immobilization to heal adequately while others require surgery. ...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


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Injured wrist in july landed with hand upward and still in pain friends say ligament torn what needs to be done? Xrays are done(normal) waiting mri

Injured wrist in july landed with hand upward and still in pain friends say ligament torn what needs to be done? Xrays are done(normal) waiting mri

Wait for mri: Answer lies with mr which demonstrates very nicely whether ligaments are torn. Stretched, or crushed. Damage to cartilage in joint is also demonstrated. Once damaged parts defined, the orthopedic surgeon would determine therapy, whether surgery, physical therapy, etc. ...Read more

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I injured my wrist july/2013 still hurts when i move it and friends say it might be a torn ligament landed on it with hand upward what would it need?

I injured my wrist july/2013 still hurts when i move it and friends say it might be a torn ligament landed on it with hand upward what would it need?

Need examination: First your wrist pain needs a firm diagnosis.'sprains' after a fall can sometimes be fractures( scaphoid commonly missed). See an ors for examination, x-rays and other studies if needed( MRI ). Good luck! ...Read more

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Injured hand. Looking palm side R hand, bruise at base of outer part of thumb & outer bottom palm part of hand. Can move thumb. Could it be ligament?

Injured hand. Looking palm side R hand, bruise at base of outer part of thumb & outer bottom palm part of hand. Can move thumb. Could it be ligament?

Bruising: Indicates injury and bleeding under the skin that's what the bruises Are so anything that causes a little bit of bleeding can cause bruising it could be a ligament or tendon a the bone just some capillaries or can be something called a bruise which is just basically local irritation from impact or trauma ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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How long does it take for injured soft tissue in the hand to heal?

How long does it take for injured soft tissue in the hand to heal?

It varies...: It depends on what soft tissue structure is injured. The subcutaneuous tissues (below the skin), muscles, tendons and ligaments are all soft tissues. Tendon tears usually either require surgery or heal on their own in 6-8 weeks. Contusions (bruises) usually heal in 1-2 weeks. Most ligament sprains also heal in about 6 weeks. Of course, the severity and location play big roles in healing time. ...Read more

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I have been told I have a grade 1 tear of the ligament of the right index finger , how long does it take to heal ?

I have been told I have a grade 1 tear of the ligament of the right index finger , how long does it take to heal ?

Varies.: Typically a grade 1 means there is pain with minimal injury to the ligament. If there is an actual tear, the grade goes up to a grade 2 or 3. Healing varies per person. When there is full range of motion, no swelling, and equal strength compared to your opposite hand, then it is safe to return to sports. ...Read more

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I injured my hand !!!! how much longer should I wait for it to heal fully ?

I injured my hand !!!! how much longer should I wait for it to heal fully ?

Injured? hand: laceration? contusion? fracture? tendonor nerve injury? what did you do. If you have had a traumatic event and don't feel as though your hand is normal then get evaluated. If you are speaking about treatment for a condition scubas a fracture or tendon or nerve them then it is very dependent upon the the, nature and severity of the injury ...Read more

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How much time for a torn ligament in the wrist take to heal?

How much time for a torn ligament in the wrist take to heal?

Most require surger.: If you have torn a wrist ligament you probably need surgery as the ligaments are small with poor blood supply. See a hand surgeon ...Read more

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I had surgery for a broken wrist and torn ligaments or tendons about 6 wks ago. I can't turn a door knob. How long will it take to get better?

I had surgery for a broken wrist and torn ligaments or tendons about 6 wks ago. I can't turn a door knob. How long will it take to get better?

Varies: It varies quite a bit. Typically would at best be in the 8-12 week range. Make sure you follow up and follow the instructions of your surgeon, it would seem a little early to be doing things like turning a door knob at this point. Make sure you are being compliant. Your surgeon will be able to tell you more about your specific case. ...Read more

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How long for wrist to heal after wrist arthroscopy for ruptured ligament in triangular cartelage?

How long for wrist to heal after wrist arthroscopy for ruptured ligament in triangular cartelage?

Did you ask your Dr?: That could vary from case to case. Did you ask your doctor who did the procedure? ...Read more

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If you were to be injured deep in the wrist area downwards how long approx would it take for blood loss to render you unconscious?

If you were to be injured deep in the wrist area downwards how long approx would it take for blood loss to render you unconscious?

Impossible to say: This would depend on what structures the injury affected. If the radial and ulnar arteries were severed it could be a matter of minutes. On the other hand if major vessels were missed it might not occur at all. ...Read more

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I injured (sprained) my left wrist, elbow and shoulder 4 weeks ago by falling off my pushbike. How long do you think ignorant could take for me to be ?

I injured (sprained) my left wrist, elbow and shoulder 4 weeks ago by falling off my pushbike. How long do you think ignorant could take for me to be ?

That depends...: I assume you wonder how long the sprains last - which is typically 6-12 weeks, but could be more or less depending if you reinjure yourself due to overuse. After you heal, you will want to gradually build up your muscles with gentle range of motion stretches and exercises. ...Read more

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I injured my big toe three months ago at the gym kicking a punching bag. The toe nail is still very bruised but it doens't hurt. How much longer heals?

Bruised toenail: Bruising of the toenail after trauma can be cause from bleeding that occurs below the nail and is into the nail bed or skin under the nail. If the dry hematoma is attached to the nail, it will usually 'grow out' as the nail grows in length. This can take from 3 to 9 months. ...Read more

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Could a torn ligament in the hand heal on its own?

In theory: It's possible. But, I would let the hand specialist tell me that after they evaluated me...... ...Read more