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Dr. Richard Jay
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Ligament Tear (Overview)

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.


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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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Dr. Richard Jay
229 doctors shared insights

Ligament Tear (Overview)

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.


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Are there any ankle-derived symptoms that differentiate posterior tibial tendonitis from posterior tibiotalar ligament tear?

Are there any ankle-derived symptoms that differentiate posterior tibial tendonitis from posterior tibiotalar ligament tear?

Can't stand on toes: With posterior tibial tendinitis (pttd), pain is present when attempting to stand on your toes. This pain is usually felt to be pronounced on the inner side of the arch from the ankle to the midfoot. The ligament is a discrete pain behind the ankle and is present with passive and active motion. Concern is noted when the tendon is torn, in this case, the patient has difficulty maintaining stance. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ligament tears in a foot and ankle due to an inversion injury?

What are symptoms of ligament tears in a foot and ankle due to an inversion injury?

Several: Bruising, swelling and pain on repeat inversion should be suspicious for ligament injury. Have it checked by a podiatrist or orthopedist. ...Read more

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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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What is worse: an ankle sprain, tendon tear or ligament tear? I cant walk after 2 weeks on "sprained ankle" and am scared of diagnosis

What is worse: an ankle sprain, tendon tear or ligament tear?  I cant walk after 2 weeks on "sprained ankle" and am scared of diagnosis

See your doctor: An ankle sprain is graded on severity and symptoms. The inability to walk two weeks after an ankle sprain is concerning. Even in mild sprains, you do tear part of the ligament. In more severe sprains, more of the ligament is torn. It's possible you could have injured more than one ligament, the cartilage, or the bone which is not allowing you to walk. I recommend you see your doctor right away ...Read more

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Sprained ankle 4 days ago diagnosed with right lateral ligament tear. Under bandage over ankle and top of foot a little numb. Severe swelling. Is ok?

Sprained ankle 4 days ago diagnosed with right lateral ligament tear. Under bandage over ankle and top of foot a little numb. Severe swelling. Is ok?

Rest: Ice, compression, elevation. If swelling is severe i would recommend crutches with no weight bearing. If numbness is being felt, the bandage may be on to tight and you need to let the doctor know, . ...Read more

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If someone has a meniscus or ligament tear is okay to to ice in the area? I am in so much pain i don't know what to do until i get my MRI report?

If someone has a meniscus or ligament tear is okay to to ice in the area? I am in so much pain i don't know what to do until i get my MRI report?

Yes it is fine: You will notice that in sports teams there is a team doctor and they use ice or heat. I tell the patients their body sense is good. If it feels better to ice it then go ahead. If gentle heat helps then do so. But then go over yuor MRI withy our orthopedic surgeon and hope your symptoms get better with conservative treatment. ...Read more

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How can I reduce the swelling caused by an ACL ligament tear?

How can I reduce the swelling caused by an ACL ligament tear?

Aspiration: If the swelling is significant, the knee can be aspirated to remove excess fluid. ...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