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What is the typical time for recovery of a complete scapholunate (scaphoid) ligament tear in my 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?

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

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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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Should i see a hand specialist? Grade 3 ligament tear finger..

Should i see a hand specialist? Grade 3 ligament tear finger..

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

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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 ?

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 ?

Potentially : Yes, there are certainly cases where ligament injuries can completely heal non surgically, and others not. It really depends more on the specific injury. I would not hesitate to discuss directly with a hand specialist. ...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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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

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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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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 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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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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