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Massage Therapy Acl Mcl Sprain
Perhaps: Massage may be helpful to deal with any swelling associated with an acl/mcl sprain (which is the same as a tear) and it may help to mobilize inflammatory byproducts and increase blood flow to the injured area. It is not a stand alone treatment and should be part of a more general rehabilitation program that may or may not include surgery if the tear of the acl is severe. ...Read more
-R used interchangeably. They refer 2 injuries 2 mucles & ligaments. 3 degrees: 1=tweaked or hurts but no harm no foul, 2=damage 2 the structure with some bleeding & prolonged pain, but with ice, time, rest, & activity modification they heal over a few weeks, 3=a complete disruption such as an ACL tear. If this happens in a muscle body, there's no repair available, painful, ...Read more
I tore my mcl, ACL and meniscus in jan and now im starting therapy to bend my knee will I be able to fully bend it again before surgery?
Is is it better to get surgery sooner or after some physical therapy for a torn acl/mcl and meniscus?
It is possible.: If the forces are high enough you may sustain further injuries. ...Read more
Yes: Wearing a brace does not guarantee ligament injury.. ..But it could have been worse if you did not wear it. ...Read more
I torn my acl, meniscus, and sprained my mcl. Will I be able to do gymnastics again without reconstructive surgery?
My MRI came in and I have a complete tear to my MCL and a sprained ACL tht happen 2&1/2 weeks ago. I have a brace and am walking with a very low limp
Re-ask: Sorry, but your actual question was cut off. Please re-ask & clarify. ...Read more
Knee ligaments: Severe injuries of the knee involving 2 ligaments & meniscus will require a few months to 6-8 months to recover depending unpinned the selected treatment. Non surgical care using a brace, NSAIDs and pt typically results in some recovery within 2-3 months. Surgery, to include acl reconstruction, partial menisectomy will require the longer quoted period of time ...Read more
Ask ur OrthopedicDoc: Better yet, go see a sports medicine specialist who can help you decide when to return to activity. Many variables to consider. How "almost complete" is "almost complete"? In what sport do you participate? Most important, how is your pain control? Bottom line: go see your doc. ...Read more
MRI for my knee. The results: - ACL sprain with full thickness disruption, chronic proximal mcl sprain, patella alta w/o pf malaligment. English?
Stretch of ligaments: Sprains occur when ligaments (tissues holding joints together) stretch. The ACL is a ligament in the inside of the knee. The MCL is on the middle side of the knee. Disruption os ACL means it was probably/partially torn. Patella alta means that your knee cap is higher than usual. You should discuss these findings with the ordering physician so she/he can determine appropriate treatmen ...Read more
Partial MCL Sprain & ACL bony avulsion 3mm. No surgery. 5 weeks. Able to walk but not able to bend because of swelling. When will the swelling go?
I learned 8 weeks for full recovery from bone or tendon injury, could be less for the young and healthy (? like you).
But there's also the possibility that the injury hasn't been healing (hard to avoid some strain on it) and so I would definitely check in with the practitioner who has been following your case. ...Read more
What kind of treatment is done for MCL sprain? Does a hinge brace help with the sprain? How long does it take to heal? Can a sprain turn into a tear?
Brace, weeks to heal: Most MCL sprains often heal on their own with relative rest, and a hinged brace can help relieve pain and stabilize the knee. There are 3 grades, with Grade 1 representing microtearing. Grade 2 is a partial tear and Grade 3 is a full tear. Grade 3s sometimes require surgery. Healing is typically 1-3 weeks for Grade 1, 3-6 weeks for Grade 2 and the longest for Grade 3. ...Read more
What treatment for a MRI scan with the following conclusion:posterior third medial meniscal tear with chronic MCL sprain with mild prepatellar bursiti?
How come I can't bear weight on my leg even with crutches 5 days after an acl/mcl/meniscus surgery?
Lots of surgery: Usually weight bearing is allowed after ACl surgery, but depending on swelling and pain, you may not be able to bear weight. If the meniscus was repaired, weight bearing may not be allowed to reduce the stress on the meniscus repair. Again, an MCL reconstruction causes pain and swelling that may cause difficulty with weight bearing. ...Read more
Yes: The pivoting involved in tearing the acl is difficult to do just by getting up from a seated position but not impossible. It would necessitate a sudden twisting of the upper body on a planted knee that is held stationary. While not impossible, it is rarely a tear that occurs with such low energy. ...Read more
Just an estimate: While hard to be specific without knowing more of the details, from the list you are asking about, the acl is likely the limiting factor. The healing and therapy after an acl reconstruction is 6-9 months. The meniscus and mcl will heal during this time, but the acl usually takes the longest. ...Read more
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I have severed my acl, torn my MCL and have no cartilage left on my fibula tibia. Will I recover with no surgery?
I've partial MCL torn & ACL bony avulsion - 15 days. Dr said I don't need surgery. How long does it take to heal? Knew swelling is still there badly
Probably can rehab:
If your 62, I don't think you need to have an acl reconstruction. If you have a grade 1 or 2 mcl sprain,
it should heal over 4-6 weeks.
Regarding the ACL, you still will have 3 other ligaments in your knee in addition to other stabilizers
Once the swelling has gone down, you can begin rehab
to regain your motion and increase your quad and hamstring strength ...Read more
Knee "hyper-extends" backwards. I already tore ACL & mcl, & have big cartilage cyst w/ "jelly-like" fluid that doesn't drain. What ligaments are left?
PCL and LCL: You should have an orthopedic surgeon to see if you would benefit from surgical repair. ...Read more
What would happen if you completely tore your ACL and your mcl? How long would it take to recover?
Long rehabilitation: Tearing your mcl and acl typically requires surgical repair and extended physical therapy especially if you wish to continue to be physically active. High level and professional athletes typically will need about 6-12 months to recover before they are released to full activity without restriction. ...Read more
Effusion (swelling): An acl tear can often include an mcl tear that occurs at the same time. An acl tear generally causes bleeding in the knee joint caused by tearing the blood vessels around the acl. This causes a very fast swelling of the knee joint (usually without the hour). An isolated mcl tear usually does not swell inside the knee and causes pain on the inner portion of the knee, where the mcl tore. ...Read more
Sometime not much: It sometimes can be difficult to distiguish the two from symptoms patients experience alone. That is why a good physical exam is key to making the diagnosis. ...Read more
Instability.: Tears of either can make your knee feel unstable, but in different planes. The MCL tear will give you more pain over the inner side of your knee. ...Read more
May be: The prognosis for a partially torn acl is often favorable, with the recovery and rehabilitation period usually at least three months. However, some patients with partial acl tears may still have instability symptoms. Close clinical follow-up and a complete course of physical therapy helps identify those patients with unstable knees due to partial acl tears. ...Read more
A sprain is a medical term that describes an injury to soft tissue structures in the area. Common examples are a lumbar sprain, in which you might injure muscles in your back; or an ankle sprain in which you could injure ligaments about the ankle. Sprains can be from mild to severe, and so ...Read more
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) is a wide band of tissue (a ligament) that runs along the inner side of each knee, connecting the thighbone (femur) to the shinbone (tibia), to help stabilize the knee joint. The MCL's main purpose is to prevent knees from bending too far ...Read more
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