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How To Heal A Torn Meniscus Without Surgery
In the knee joint there are two types of cartilage, articular cartilage and meniscal cartilage. The meniscus is a triangular shaped piece of fibro-cartilage that sits between the femur and tibia. The meniscus can tear as a result of injury or secondary degenerative changes that occur over time. Because the meniscus cartilage dies not have it's own blood supply, tears often ...Read more
Cannot be done: Ligament is a tough structure that is beneath the skin and currently we don't have the ability to repair a torn ligament without surgery. We can do minmially invasive laparoscopic surgery, but still considered surgery because it requires cutting/piercing holes to insert the scopes--see picture here. But you may not need surgery at all if ligament is "not essential." consult doc good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rehabilitation: Every labral tear does not need surgery. In fact many people have labral tears and may not even know it. Typically if i see a patient with a labral tear i try rehab first in attempt to decrease symptoms. The tear may still be present, but if it does not cause symptoms then surgery is not indicated. We must treat the patient not necessarily the mri. www.kevinkaplanmd.com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Approximately 3 mnth: General speaking 3 months, although recovery time can vary based on the severity of your injury and activity level that you wish to resume following the procedure. You can read about lady gaga's recent recovery and view the names of several professional athletes that undergown the procedure on my blog at http://drmarkgalland.Com/category/hip/. ...Read more
3-4 months: A graduated rehabilitation process beginning with passive then active assisted motion followed by active motion and strengthening takes several months to allow the torn labrum to adequately heal to the glenoid bone. The goal is to have a stable strong shoulder with minimal risk for recurrence. This entire process usually takes 3-4 months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Repair vs debride?: A meniscus repair mandates a slower rehabilittion that allows the necessary biology of healing ot occur else the repair will fail. A meniscal debridement is more likely for most tears an affords a rapid rehabiltation with immediate advancement of motion and weight bearing to full as sson as you can tolerated both. Work (desk) is usally ok after several days to a week. ...Read more
Ligament dependent: Many ligaments are part of your knee. Ligaments that have a reasonable chane to heal with appropriate non operative management, include: PCL (mandates bracing); mcl, some mpfl (medial patlellofemoral ligament). The ACL and lcl usually required an augmented repair or an anatomical reconstruction? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Approx. How long willit take for an MCL grade 2 knee ligament tear to heal completely without further damage?
Usually several wks: Simply debriding torn/injured tissue admitedly allows for more rapid rehabiltation and recovery (1-6 wks). The analogy is one's reaction to a deep splinter removal: once the offending agent is removed, the root of acute pain is gone, and only minimal healing from the injury to the surrounding tissue remains. Repair/replaceme of cartilage can entail a prolonged (months) course of recovery, however. ...Read more
A full recovery: Can take a year to recover.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes, depends: Depends on the extent of injury. Your orthopedic surgeon is the best guide. You always can get second opinion. ...Read more
Depends : If your knee is giving out, the partial tear may be more significant. If no giving way, you might be back within 6-8 weeks but must pass some functional tests before returning to sports. ...Read more
How long does it take to fully recover from arthroscopic acromioplasty with labral debridment surgery?
Shoulder: Usually 6 weeks, depends upon cuff, bone, tendon conditions preop. Also depends upon adequate motivation and exercisept postop. ...Read more
Possibly: It depends on the size of the tear, the type of tear and the location of the tear relative to the blood supply to the meniscus. Your orthopaedic surgeon should be able to give you an idea of the chances of it healing. ...Read more
Recovery variable: As you used the word "torn", i assume you mean meniscal cartilage. There ate two basic treatments: repair and partial meniscectomy. Repairs require time to heal and each type of tear repair has a unique time to heal . Partial excision only requires time for the joint to heal that is dependent on patient age, alignment, weight, muscle development and if any arthritis is present. ...Read more
Achilles Tendon: Achilles tendon ruptures treated conservatively by casting without surgery can take 1-2 months to heal depending on severity. In bad cases these injuries usually require surgery. Your orthopedic specialist can inform you specifically to your case. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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