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Ligament Tear (Definition)

Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption ...Read more


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I have a partial ligament tear in shoulder, what is the fastest way to treat this?

I have a partial ligament tear in shoulder, what is the fastest way to treat this?

Depends: If only partial, then time should heal things with a minor injury in bout a month and a moderate injury in about two. Maintain motion but avoid stresses. Once pain is down work on strength and coordination. If no response, get it checked again. ...Read more

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How can I treat a ligament sprain / tear?

How can I treat a ligament sprain / tear?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression, elevation. You really shoud see a doctor to determine between sprain or tear since this will alter treatment. ...Read more

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What are the measures that can be taken to naturally treat a ligament tear? Need a splint or cast?

What are the measures that can be taken to naturally treat a ligament tear? Need a splint or cast?

Let me help: Itit depends were the ligament and the amount of tearing, could be partial tear, that possibly treated with brace or splint, if the ligament completely torn ( in general) need cast or surgery to repair it. ...Read more

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Knee sprain, slight ligament tear, shin pain. What should I do to treat this pain?

Knee sprain, slight ligament tear, shin pain. What should I do to treat this pain?

Knee and shin pain: If they are mild, then short period of rest, ice, wrap/brace should be fine. If more significant, may need more time, pt, imaging. Check with orthopedic surgeon for good ligamentous exam to check your knee stability and for possible stress fracture of the tibia. ...Read more

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What is ligament tear?

What is ligament tear?

Ligamentous injury: Generally traumatic injury to the ligaments. Strong connective tissue which attach one bone to another bone. If there is a "tear" this is a grade 3 or complete disruption of this tissue. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ligament tear?

What is the definition or description of: ligament tear?

Bone-bone connection: Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption of the tissue integrity. ...Read more

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Is overweight linked to repeated ligament tear?

Is overweight linked to repeated ligament tear?

Can be: 30's male concerned for obesity due to ligament tear, which likely causes a more sedentary lifestyle. See osteopath for ligaments, take up aquatherapy exercises, and count calories. Check brighton criteria for joint hypermobility syndrome. ...Read more

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Is it safe to excercise with a ligament tear?

Is it safe to  excercise with a ligament tear?

It depends: What ligament is involved, severity of the tear (small partial tear, high-grade tear or full tear), risks of further injury- these are all questions that should be asked and answered. Finally, now does exercise affect the involved ligament? For example, one can often ride a bike with a grade i medial collateral ligament tear of the knee as way to maintain cardio and rehab the knee. ...Read more

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Is it possible to heal a ligament tear without surgery?

Is it possible to heal a ligament tear without surgery?

Yes, depends: Depends on the extent of injury. Your orthopedic surgeon is the best guide. You always can get second opinion. ...Read more

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How quickly does an atfl ligament tear need to get repaired?

How quickly does an atfl ligament tear need to get repaired?

Give it time: For an acute ligament tear, healing time can be 4-6 weeks depending on various factors. I would use a brace, compression, consider physical therapy and look for slow improvement the whole time. I would give it 6 months before you decide on surgery. Look for pain, swelling and ankle instability as key signs ligament not healed. Mri can be diagnostic to see for sure. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of an annular ligament tear?

What are the signs and symptoms of an annular ligament tear?

Pain, clicking: The annular ligament is a ligament on the outside of the elbow. It can be injured, and this most commonly occurs after a fall or a twisting injury to the arm. It usually causes pain and sometimes a clicking sensation when the arm is rotated from pronation to supination. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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Can you live with a partial ligament tear, without any surgery?

Can you live with a partial ligament tear, without any surgery?

Yes: Most partial tears of ligaments heal if treated correctly by splinting or bracing. Not all complete ligament tears need surgery. ...Read more

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What does a meniscus or ligament tear feel like?

What does a meniscus or ligament tear feel like?

Knee wobbly and: Swelling of the knee, instability/giving way, popping/clicking/crunching/grinding, locking and stiffness. ...Read more

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Is there any cure to anterior cruciate ligament tear?

Scope: Complete acl tears will not heal on their own. Arthroscopic acl reconstruction ('scope') uses a graft in place of the torn ligament and typically can help active individuals with knee instability return to their prior level of functioning. ...Read more

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What should I do if my MRI shows a probable ligament tear?

What should I do if my MRI shows a probable ligament tear?

What area: Anything from splinting to pt, to casting, to surgery. Need more specific info. ...Read more

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My ACL ligament tear hasnt recoverd in 2 yrs.What should I do ?

My ACL ligament tear hasnt recoverd in 2 yrs.What should I do ?

Let me explain: Acl tear dose not heal if it is rupture completely because the when it rupture it you rupture the blood vessels when you tear it. ...Read more

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