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Does a high grade partial tear of the medial retinaculum require surgery?

Does a high grade partial tear of the medial retinaculum require surgery?

Not usually: An isolated medial retinacular tear of the knee does necessarily require surgery/ thorough evaluation by an orthopaedic surgeon will determine your specific needs, however. ...Read more

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Why hasn't the swelling in my knee gone down in a month of icing after a torn medial retinaculum?

Why hasn't the swelling in my knee gone down in a month of icing after a torn medial retinaculum?

Takes time: You most likely had a hemarthrosis (blood on your knee) and this can take 8-12 weeks to resolve depending on your activity. Continue ice and activity modification but it's like watching paint dry. If swelling or pain persists i would see an orthopedist. They could possibly remove the fluid from your knee (needle aspiration). ...Read more

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How long will it take to get back to playing soccer after a tear of the medial retinaculum in the knee?

Depends: The only person who can give you a reasonable time line is your orthopedic surgeon because there are many variables in the healing. ...Read more

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Does a high grade partial tear of the medial retinaculum require surgery or is physical therapy a better option?

Does a high grade partial tear of the medial retinaculum require surgery or is physical therapy a better option?

Try Pt first: I assume u dislocated your kneecap( patella ). If u tore your medial patellofemoral ligament (mpfl) ( medial retinaculum ) the initial tx is geared to strengthening your quads( specifically the vmo). If your patella continues to 'slip' despite quad strengthening / patellar brace see an ors adept at knee injuries. Surgery can involve repair/ reconstruction of the mpfl . Gl! ...Read more

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Does a high grade partial tear or the medial retinaculum in the knee require surgery or is physical therapy a better option?

Does a high grade partial tear or the medial retinaculum in the knee require surgery or is physical therapy a better option?

Therapy 1st: If u have dislocated your patella and injured the medial patellofemoral ligament( retinaculum) then physical therapy to strengthen the quads is a good first choice. If your patella continues to 'slip' or dislocate despite aggressive vmo strengthening/patellar brace then see a board certified ors . Surgical procedures ( including repair/ reconstruction of mpfl) can be discussed. Gl! ...Read more

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Almost complete tear medial patellar retinaculum need surgery or can heal by it self? takes how long to heal? i feel stiff n painnful

Almost complete tear medial patellar retinaculum need surgery or can heal by it self? takes how long to heal? i feel stiff n painnful

It depends.: If it's your first time tearing it, it may have the potential to heal. If it's happened repeatedly, then you may need surgical stabilization. ...Read more

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Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?

Knee dislocation 1mth ago recent MRI says lrg joint effusion-oedema in region of medial patellar retinaculum& patellofemoral ligament-meaning how2 fix?

? Patellar dislocate: Sounds more like a patellar dislocation. Rx varies with traumatic, 1st time, no trauma involved, also depends on ur alignment . Could b surg repair 2 realignment procedure , soft tissue or boney or both. A lot needs 2 b taken into evaluating the cause & then deciding on a rx. ...Read more

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What treatment is used for medial patellar partial retinaculum tear. How long must i wait until resuming normal activities?

What treatment is used for medial patellar partial retinaculum tear. How long must i wait until resuming normal activities?

Depends: The severity of your knee injury that caused the tear of the medial patellar retinaculum tear will determine the length of your recovery. Physical therapy can be very beneficial to aid your recovery and speed your return to "normal" activities. If you have not seen an orthopaedic surgeon yet, it would probably be worthwhile for you. ...Read more