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Ligament Tear In Wrist
What is the typical time for recovery of a complete scapholunate (scaphoid) ligament tear in my wrist?
Recovery rare: Complete disruption of the scapholunate interval leads to instability and disassociation. This very rarely heals on its own usually requiring surgical reconstruction. This will improve your function but rarely leads to complete recovery back to pre injury functional status. If not appropriately addressed will continue to progressively degenerate toward a SLAC wrist deformity. ...Read more
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Please help! what is the average time for recovery of a complete scapholunate (scaphoid) ligament tear in my wrist?
Depends: Typically this is a surgical problem requiring repair or reconstruction of the ligament. It rarely responds to rest or immobilization but requires arthroscopic or open surgical repair. The ligament repair requires 8 to 10 weeks for initial healing and then post operative therapy. Seek care with a qualified hand surgeon. ...Read more
I have a sl ligament tear. If i don't have surgery what would happen to my wrist. I am a hairstylist.?
Follow the recommen-: -dations of your surgeon, they all have post op protocols that need to be followed to the"T". ...Read more
ORS: A sprained finger can be seen by a hand specialist or treated by a board certified orthopedic surgeon as well. If it is not the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb( skier's or gamekeeper's thumb ) than most will heal uneventfully! ...Read more
Can a ligament tear in my hand heal by itself. I have a broken bone a partial tear of one ligament and a complete tear of another ?
I have pain running from my wrist on the pinkie finger side till my elbow and at times my fingers also . My wrist is swollen. Is it a 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
What happens to an 8 month old medial collateral ligament tear that I haven't had fixed, is there any need to at this point?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes, depends: Depends on the extent of injury. Your orthopedic surgeon is the best guide. You always can get second opinion. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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