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Whats difference between a lateral calateral ligament sprain or a maniscus tear?

Whats difference between a lateral calateral ligament sprain or a maniscus tear?

Difficult question: A meniscus tear is a tear of the cushions within the knee that give the knee more surface contact area (it takes the load off of the cartilage in your knee to make it last longer). The lateral collateral ligament is a complex set of ligaments on the outside of the knee that keeps the knee stable. It has a role in holding your knee in place, controlling rotation, and augmenting movement. ...Read more

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How do you differentiate between a lateral calateral ligament sprain or a maniscus tear?

How do you differentiate between a lateral calateral ligament sprain or a maniscus tear?

See below: The physical exam findings are beyond our allowed 400 characters but suffice it to say that there are specific findings that differentiate the two. Any physical diagnosis text will describe the differences. Mri is becoming more and more routine as well. ...Read more

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What causes retinal tears and detachments?

What causes retinal tears and detachments?

Age: The vitreous jelly changes as we age and it pulls away from the back of the eye (retina) - a posterior vitreous detachment. During this process, if the jelly pulls hard enough on the retina (especially in a thin or weak area) it can tear the retina which can subsequently detach. Other risk factors include myopia, cataract surgery, head/eye trauma, family history, lattice degeneration, etc. ...Read more

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What can I expect if I tear?

What can I expect if I tear?

Depends on degree: If the question is in reference to a vaginal delivery, it depends on the location and extent of the tear or laceration. The results may range from none or few symptoms to pain requiring medication, and problems with bowel continence, and pain with intercourse. The latter items are not likely, but they cannot be predicted in advance, nor can the degree of tearing. ...Read more

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What is aqueous humour?Is it tear?

What is aqueous humour?Is it tear?

Not tears: Aqueous humor is the clear fluid produced inside the eye to nourish the eyes tissues, maintain proper eye pressure and carry out waste material. It is quite different in composition from tears which bathe the outside of the eye. ...Read more

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Why do I tears when i yawn?

Why do I tears when i yawn?

normal: When you yawn, the opening of the mouth widely causes a compression of the tear drainage tubing next to the nose. If you have residual tears in your eye, this will cause them to leak over onto your cheek. This is normal and not a problem. ...Read more

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Who will stitch me if I tear?

Please discuss with: Your health care provider but it is supposed to be the person who delivers you. ...Read more

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Is refresh tears a good brand?

Is refresh tears a good brand?

yes: Refresh is what i call a syrupy tear which coats the eye and lasts longer than most other tears. There are some alternatives but this is one of the best if you have eye dryness. ...Read more