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

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