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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
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
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