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Long Plantar Ligament
What to do if I have plantar fasciitis and this ligament was so inflamed that it showed up in the x-ray. what does this mean?
Thickening: There may be severe thickening or even calcification within the plantar fascia. Best to talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Are there any orthopedic surgeons using synthetic ligaments to repair plantar plate & lateral collateral ligs in foot?
4-6 weeks: If a mild sprain, then typically it will respond to 4-6 weeks of immobilization. However, a fracture should be ruled out early on, at the beginning of treatment. After 4-6 weeks of immobilization, if there is no improvement, further diagnostic studies (arthogram with or without mri) should be done. If unresponsive to splinting, arthroscopy and/or open surgery may be required. ...Read more
Depends: Ligaments that have blood supply have the capacity to heal such as medial collateral ligament (mcl) and posterior cruciate ligament (pcl). Time to heal is dependent on the severity of the injury and can range from a few weeks to several weeks. Lateral collateral ligament (lcl) is a poor healer whereas the ACL will likely not heal and require surgery. Discuss your injury with your orthopedist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends on Grade: Ligament injuries are graded on a 0-3 scale. Grade 0 is nl, grade 1 is intact but painful, grade 2 is partially torn, and grade 3 represents a complete tear. Grade 1 injuries heal the quickest (days to wks), while grade 2 injuries heal slower (3-6 wks), and grade 3 injuries take the longest to heal (6 wks +). Some commograde 3 injuries require surgery (acl/lcl) while others (mcl) heal w/o surgery. ...Read more
Depends...: There's an old adage that says it's better to break something than sprain something, and that's basically because soft tissue injuries always take longer to heal. Make sure that you have been evaluated properly and that you have given your injury enough time to heal. Ask your doc about proper ankle bracing too. If it's more than 3 months from the time of injury, get re-evaluated. ...Read more
Several months: Torn anterior cruciate ligaments (acl) are routinely reconstructed via surgery. The graft used to replace the acl is placed in bony sockets or tunnels and secured with various forms of fixation devices. True healing only occurs when your body incorporates the graft biologically via strong bonds where the ligament touches the bone and the ligament matures and becomes strong--this takes 3-6 months. ...Read more
It depends: It depends on the severity of the damage. A simple strain will heal in about 4-6 weeks. I complete tear needs surgery. ...Read more
Depends: It depends on what ligament, what location and how it was repaired. It would be best to talk to you doctor about it. ...Read more
Depends: It will depend on how it is treated. If immobilized 3-5 weeks. ...Read more
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