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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?

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

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


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Are there any orthopedic surgeons using synthetic ligaments to repair plantar plate & lateral collateral ligs in foot?

Are there any orthopedic surgeons using synthetic ligaments to repair plantar plate & lateral collateral ligs in foot?

There is a new: Technique being performed to repair plantar plate from a dorsal or top approach with strong suture material. The device is a mini scorpion device and put out by arthrex. They refer to the procedure as CPR complete plantar plate repair. ...Read more

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How long should a wrist ligament be immobilizes?

How long should a wrist ligament be immobilizes?

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

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How long does a ligament in your knee take to heal?

How long does a ligament in your knee take to heal?

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 more

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How long does it take to heal after a ligament injury?

How long does it take to heal after a ligament injury?

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

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How long could ankle ligament damage actually take to heal?

How long could ankle ligament damage actually take to heal?

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

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About how long would it take for an anterior cruciate ligament to heal?

About how long would it take for an anterior cruciate ligament to heal?

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

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How long is it supposed to it take for a damaged knee ligament to heal?

How long is it supposed to it take for a damaged knee ligament to heal?

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

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On average, how long does one have to stay out of work after a ligament repair in the ankle?

On average, how long does one have to stay out of work after a ligament repair in the ankle?

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