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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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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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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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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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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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I have a sl ligament tear. If I don't have surgery what would happen to my wrist. I am a hairstylist.?

I have a sl ligament tear. If I don't have surgery what would happen to my wrist. I am a hairstylist.?

Arthritis: A scapholunate ligament tear will generally lead to a characteristic set of arthritic changes, ending up in what is called a 'slac' wrist. ...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 hasn't recoverd in 2 yrs. What should I do?

My ACL ligament tear hasn't 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

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Is it possible to fully recover from a small posterior crutiate ligament tear?

Is it possible to fully recover from a small posterior crutiate ligament tear?

Yes: Partial (small) tears of the posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) can heal, especially if initially recognized and treated appropriately. Bracing that supports the knee in a reduced position works best. Avoidance of certain PCL stressing exercises is also indicated during early healing. ...Read more

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When I stretch my right side under the ribs hurts. It only hurts when I body stretch. Do you think the cause of it is ligament tear?

Your abdominals-: -attach there so a repairing small strain may be the issue, take some OTC NSAIDS! If you are able 2.ice after workouts. Also could be a costrochondral strain they are joints and can be strained. Treat the same. No improvement see an orthopedist or your PCP. Not many ligaments in the area. ...Read more

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Reduce swelling in ACL ligament tear?

Reduce swelling in ACL ligament tear?

Ice, rest, nsaids: If you have an acute injury with an acl tear,
you want to get the swelling down both for
comfort and to perform a reconstructive
procedure if it will be done.
Ice, rest and nsaids are the best ways to do
this. It usually takes 2-3 weeks unless the
fluid is aspirated. ...Read more

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How can I cure ligament tear of ankle?

How can I cure ligament tear of ankle?

Read below: If this is a grade 1 tear, then immobilization is usually enough. If grade 2 depending on it's extent, this may be cured with a cast or possible surgery. If grade 3 tear, it will undoubtedly require surgery. ...Read more

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Can x-rays reveal a ligament tear?

Can x-rays reveal a ligament tear?

Ligament tear: Ligament tear in seen on mri
plain xray reveals bony changes, soft tissue swelling. ...Read more

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Arthroscopy to fix wrist ligament tear, what to do?

Arthroscopy to fix wrist ligament tear, what to do?

Follow the recommen-: -dations of your surgeon, they all have post op protocols that need to be followed to the"T". ...Read more

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Is a knee ligament tear a permanent injury?

Sort of: Your ligaments can heal but not usually to complete normal. Ask your ortho surgeon. Each ligament is different. ...Read more

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How serious is a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

How serious is a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

It serious: While a posterior cruciate ligament injury generally causes less pain, disability and knee instability than does an acl tear, it can still sideline you for several weeks or months. ...Read more

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Can a ligament tear be noticed on an X-ray or an mri?

Can a ligament tear be noticed on an X-ray or an mri?

MRI will show best: X-rays are best suited for revealing bony abnormalities, whereas MRI is best for imaging soft tissue injury. ...Read more

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Is the anterior cruciate ligament tear surgery is painful?

Is the anterior cruciate ligament tear surgery is painful?

Yes (to an extent): Any surgery will cause post-operative pain. There will also be discomfort with the therapy that is required after the procedure. Different patients have different pain thresholds, but usually, the pain post-operatively isn't so bad (from the feedback I've gotten from my patients who have had the surgery). ...Read more

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Can you tell me what docs do for a ligament tear or sprain?

Depending on the se-: Verity and the site of the ligament injury. Most are treatable by non operative means in majority of patients, while some require surgery, like acl reconstruction. All treatments are individualized to the patient, keeping in mind his specific needs etc. ...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

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Please explain what happens with a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

Please explain what happens with a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

Instability: The posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) is the ligament that keeps the tibia (shin bone) in line with the femur (thigh bone), and keeps it from dropping back behind. When it tears, the body tries to heal the tear but in a looser position. Sometimes this is loose enough to cause instability (where the knee sags back and is unable to maintain a normal position. This can cause other tears or disability. ...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