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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I injured a knee ligament on the inside of the leg about 6 months ago. Is the pain ever going to go completely away? I want the ligament to heal. What
Yes: This needs to be evaluated by an orthopaedic surgeon. For a sprained mcl pain should be gone in about 6 weeks. Since yours has persisted may be other problems. ...Read more
First C an ortho guy: Physical xame by an orthopedic surgeon coupled with x-rays can DX ur knee problems as well if not sl better than an mr. ...Read more
My left knee is burning, why is this? There are sharp pains as well. 5 years ago skiing i injured this knee with cartilage and ligament damage.
I have pain in my right knee.. I hve consulted a dr he said that my knee ligaments hve injured. Plz tell me d treatment?
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Meniscus: Best to consult your orthopedic surgeon.Get a more detailed answer ›
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. ...Read more
Approx. How long willit take for an MCL grade 2 knee ligament tear to heal completely without further damage?
3-6 weeks: Knee sprains or strains generally take 3-6 weeks to heal. Tears often require more detailed treatment. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I fell and injured my knee the other night and I think it is sprained. How long will it take to heal?
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. ...Read more
Depends: depends which ligament. ACL may not heal. MCL will take about 6 weeks , for example. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
What takes the longest to heal torn muscle, torn ligament, or torn tendon? Area is back and knee.
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