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Dr. Thomas Deberardino Dr. Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
New York Medical College
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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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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


Dr. Audie Rolnick Dr. Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery
36 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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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

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

Dr. Peter Ihle Dr. Ihle
Orthopedic Surgery
50 years in practice
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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I injured my knee about a week ago other than an MRI how would i know if i tore a ligament?

I injured my knee about a week ago other than an MRI how would i know if i tore a ligament?

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

Dr. Bradley Butkovich Dr. Butkovich
Orthopedic Surgery
23 years in practice
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
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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.

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.

Arthritis: Typically 5-10 years after the injury you describe people start to get arthritic changes in their knee. Nsaids ice and activity modification can help. If it is not getting better you need to get an x-ray and sometimes a cortisone injection to start. ...Read more

Dr. Martin Raff Dr. Raff
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
52 years in practice
University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
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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?

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?

See an orthopedist: You need to have the knee imaged, a functional assessment made and a determination of whether remedial physical therapy, surgery or some other modality of treatment is necessary. See an orthopedist soon. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How long is it supposed to it take for a damaged knee ligament to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a damaged knee ligament to heal?

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

Dr. Amir Khan Dr. Khan
Sports Medicine
23 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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How long does a ligament in your knee take to heal?

How long does a ligament in your knee take to heal?

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 more

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Dr. Tariq Niazi Dr. Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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How long does a wrenched ligament in the knee take to heal?

How long does a  wrenched ligament in the knee take to heal?

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

Dr. Donald Colantino Dr. Colantino
Internal Medicine
57 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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?

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

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
Psychiatry
28 years in practice
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences/UAMS College of Medicine
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Dr. Tariq Niazi Dr. Niazi
Orthopedic Surgery
39 years in practice
University of Peshawar, Khyber Medical College
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Can someone tell me how long will a mild knee ligament injury take to heal?

Can someone tell me how long will a mild knee ligament injury take to heal?

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

Dr. John Michalski Dr. Michalski
Orthopedic Surgery
32 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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Approx. How long willit take for an MCL grade 2 knee ligament tear to heal completely without further damage?

Approx. How long willit take for an MCL grade 2 knee ligament tear to heal completely without further damage?

It varies.: Usually mcl partial injuries heal within 6 weeks, improving with initial rest, brace, ice, then progressive exercise. ...Read more

Dr. Ronald Krauser Dr. Krauser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
48 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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How long does a bruised ligament in th knee take to heal?

How long does a bruised ligament in th knee take to heal?

3-6 weeks: Knee sprains or strains generally take 3-6 weeks to heal. Tears often require more detailed treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Kenneth Merriman Dr. Merriman
Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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?

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

Dr. James McClurg Dr. McClurg
Orthopedic Surgery
31 years in practice
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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

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 more

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Dr. Mark Sacher Dr. Sacher
Pain Management
29 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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I fell and injured my knee the other night and I think it is sprained. How long will it take to heal?

I fell and injured my knee the other night and I think it is sprained. How long will it take to heal?

Depends on injury: It depends on the severity of the sprain. Sometimes only physical therapy treatments and/ or knee arthroscopy may be necessary. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Galland Dr. Galland
Orthopedic Surgery
28 years in practice
Tulane University School of Medicine
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Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from a knee ligament injury?

Please tell me how long it takes for to recover from a knee ligament injury?

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

Dr. Audie Rolnick Dr. Rolnick
Orthopedic Surgery
36 years in practice
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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How long does it take for a strained ligament in the left knee to get better?

How long does it take for a strained ligament in the left knee to get better?

Depends: depends which ligament. ACL may not heal. MCL will take about 6 weeks , for example. ...Read more

Dr. Kirt Kimball Dr. Kimball
Orthopedic Surgery
43 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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How long does it take to recover from a knee ligament injury? Is it ok for pt to make you hurt?

How long does it take to recover from a knee ligament injury? Is it ok for pt to make you hurt?

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

Dr. Venkata Chilakapati Dr. Chilakapati
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
19 years in practice
Andhra University, Andhra Medical College
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What takes the longest to heal torn muscle, torn ligament, or torn tendon? Area is back and knee.

What takes the longest to heal torn muscle, torn ligament, or torn tendon? Area is back and knee.

Torn muscle: Healing depends on degree of trauma, type of muscle, location of joints, age, and degree of rest. Like wise so many variable. Some doesn't heal at all without surgical treatment. ...Read more

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