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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


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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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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