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Tfcc injured. Will immobilization of the wrist heal cartilage?

Tfcc injured. Will immobilization of the wrist heal cartilage?

Varies: It varies quite a bit, depending in part on the severity of the injury to the TFCC. Some people may have a very mild injury and do fine without even immobilization, while others can have injuries severe enough they need surgery. Initial immobilization is appropriate for many TFCC injuries to see if they will heal. May want to discuss specifics if your injury with your MD. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Ligament Injuries (Definition)

Ligament injuries run the full spectrum from being sprained to being completely torn. Sprains are routinely graded as 1, 2 or 3. Grade 1 & 2 sprains represent ligaments that are intact, but not functioning normally either by causing pain with use (grade 1), or pain and mild looseness or laxity (grade 2). Grade 3 sprains are complete ...Read more


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Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Knee injury seems related to patellar tendon rupture. Xray?

Physical exam: An xray will not directly show a patellar tendon rupture, however, typically your knee cap will be further up your leg than normal. The xray will also show if a piece of bone was pulled off of the patella or tibia. The diagnosis is made clinically - you cannot raise your leg straight up while keeping your knee straight. You may also feel a defect in the tendon. ...Read more

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Can having mulitple ankle sprains cause microtears in Achilles tendons?

Can having mulitple ankle sprains cause microtears in Achilles tendons?

Yes: Multiple ankle sprains can lead to micro tears in the achilles and other ligaments around the area. An MRI would indicate if you have torn the achilles and to what extent. ...Read more

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Can rotatory cuff injury lead to dislocation in shoulder?

Can rotatory cuff injury lead to dislocation in shoulder?

Rarely: A massive rotator cuff tear can lead to shoulder instability (typically a subluxation/partial dislocation, but not a full dislocation). This may depend on multiple factors including the size, location and chronicity of the tear. On the other hand a traumatic shoulder dislocation can sometimes cause a rotator cuff tear, particularly in patients over the age of 40. ...Read more

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Can a torn lcl, ligament in the knee or any other ligament, cause minor dislocations?

Can a torn lcl, ligament in the knee or any other ligament, cause minor dislocations?

Dislocation: An isolated ligament tear in the knee can cause profound instability but rarely if ever a "dislocation" of the knee. Typically you would need at least 3 ligaments torn to cause a dislocation. A single ligament such as the lcl may cause a sense of subluxation (partial separation) of the joint but not a dislocation. ...Read more

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Can injury to the flexor hallucis longus cause pain behind the medial malleolus?

Can injury to the flexor hallucis longus cause pain behind the medial malleolus?

Yes it can : It can but there are other structures in the area that can cause similar symptoms. Classically posterior deep ankle pain is associated with fhl injuries but have had cases with medial ankle pain. ...Read more

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Can footballers recover from a knee ligament injury?

Can footballers recover from a knee ligament injury?

Yes, like everyone: Else. A lot depends on a number of factors: like which specific ligament, or the severity of the injury, any past injury to the specific ligament which has been reinjured, general health condition, the timing of the diagnosis and treatment start, any associated injuries, etc. Are you interested in specific ligament's injury? ...Read more

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Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

Avulsion fracture of cuboid left foot. Sprain of calcaneofibular ligament
in tibial walker boot, triathlete. Time to return to training??

It takes about 6-8: weeks for bone to heal. If your a triathlete then I would not recommend you returning until this time elapses to ensure complete healing. Obviously you need to work closely to the doc you are seeing who will evaluate you clinically and radiographically. ...Read more

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MRI of ankle shows tenosynovitis of flexor longus tendon. Can that contribute to tarsal tunnel?

MRI of ankle shows tenosynovitis of flexor longus tendon. Can that contribute to tarsal tunnel?

Tenosynovitis: Tenosynovitis means inflammation of the internal lining/membrane of a tendon. The Flexor Hallucis Longus or Flexor Digitorum longus tendons run along the medial ankle to the bottom of the foot to each respective toe. The FHL and FDL tendons, along with the Posterior Tibial Tendon and a Neurovascular bundle run in the tarsal canal, so, yes, inflammation of any of these tendons can affect Tarsal T ...Read more

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Can MRI show old ligament injuries in ankle?

Can MRI show old ligament injuries in ankle?

Yes and No.: The answer depends on the healing of torn ligaments in each individual. With time, some ligaments heal with fibrosis or scarring, and then look relatively normal. Other ligaments may not heal, and can still be seen as disrupted in repeated or delayed images. In some patients with multiple or repeated injuries there can be lots of swelling, making it can be hard to say if tear is new or old. ...Read more

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Partial atfl tear and tensosynovitis of ankle on mri. Suffer future sprains?

Partial atfl tear and tensosynovitis of ankle on mri. Suffer future sprains?

Orthotics can help: There is most likely a biomechanical issue. If the deltoid and posterior ligaments are intact, you should be able to recover fairly well. Alignment and stability issues can be addressed via custom orthoses/bracing. ...Read more

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Can the knee's ACL and PCL ligament injuries heal naturally?

Can the knee's ACL and PCL ligament injuries heal naturally?

Acl/pcl healing: If an acl and PCL tear these ligaments do not typically heal; this is due in part to the synovial environment in which these ligaments reside as well as the demand that is exacted on these ligaments. Whether one is symptomatic with these injuries is in large part measured by the degree of activity in which a patient participates in and the number of hours one is actively engaged. ...Read more

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Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?

Joint and back pain and stiffness with numerous trigger points, most recent MRI of hand revealed a partial tear of the flexor pollicis longus tendon?

Arthritis: You have described an arthritis condition, of which there are many types. In addition to joint damage, many arthritides can cause tendon damage resulting in tears or ruptures. See a rheumatologist. (note "fibromyalgia" while causing tender points, does not result in tendon tears). ...Read more

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Can peroneal tendon subluxation cause throbbing in the region?

Can peroneal tendon subluxation cause throbbing in the region?

Subluxation: Simply means the tendons are moving out of their normal groove....throbbing is possible with or without subluxation but is not necesarily related. ...Read more

Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...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