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How To Heal Trochlea Tear In The Knee 7mm
Depends: First option: rest, immobilized for 2-4 weeks. Rehab to regain range of motion. However, surgery may be needed if: cartilage or other tissue ends protrude into the joint space, which could cause further damage and should be surgically removed. If a ligament is too stretched to recover on its own and this causes the patella to dislocate often. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
If: The meniscus is truly torn, it does not heal by itself. ...Read more
It's been 5 weeks since grade 2 and 3 MCL tear in both knees. How long does it take to heal itself?
Depends: Depends on the type of tear and its location. Most tears from the medial femoral condyle have a good blood supply and oftentimes can heal with bracing, pt, and rice. If the tear is significantly displaced or a distal tear off the tibia, these do not usually do well and can sometimes warrant surgery. Either way an MRI is necessary and I do recommend appropriate orthopedic evaluation and treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
On the outside, my knee looks normal. But when I bend, it feels like a scab is tearing underneath and re-injuring itself. How can I heal it?
Knee pain: Did you have an acute injury? if not could be tendonitis l patellaofemoral syndrome, chondromalacia patella or meniscus pain. Would rest knee ice 10 minutes 4 x a day , elevate, try NSAIDS, use support like brace and or kinesiotape, consider xrays or MRI for diagnosis and follow up with doctor/ urgent care. ...Read more
Approx. How long willit take for an MCL grade 2 knee ligament tear to heal completely without further damage?
Depends...: The definition of mild is very subjective.... Many tears or injuries to the meniscus or cartilage disk in the knee will not cause severe symptoms for more than a few weeks. The tears may or may not heal.. But even if the tear does not heal, it may not hurt! we do not treat MRI findings, we treat patients... Therefore your surgeon should guide treatment recommendations based on your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Meniscus tears: Meniscus tears generally do not "heal" due to the fact that they have very poor blood supply. They may become less symptomatic with time. Generally surgery is more reliable to treat meniscus tears with partial removal of the torn tissue. Repairs are possible but less common. ...Read more
If the ACL has poor or no blood supply why does the knee swells up so rapidly when it is torn? If it has blood supply why doesn't a partial tear heal?
Acl tears bleed: Anterior cruciate ligaments tears generally cause a significant hemarthrosis( blood in joint) when acutely torn.This is from the tear itself and associated injuries.. Because the ligament is intraarticular it has poor helping potential when the blood supply is disrupted, unlike the medial collateral ligament ( mcl ). Partial ( one bundle) tears have poor healing potential for same reason ...Read more
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