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Can you suggest some alternative medicines for muscle, ligament or tendon injury in the knee of a 12 year old osteogenic patient?

Can you suggest some alternative medicines for muscle, ligament or tendon injury in the knee of a 12 year old osteogenic patient?

Rest, ice pm, heat am: Not sure it is an alternative treatment but in an oi patient it just take a little longer but rest if painful, ice 15 minutes on 15 minutes off in the evening and heat in the am to decrease the amount of inflammation while the tissue heals itself. ...Read more

Dr. Laurence Badgley
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Ligament Injuries (Definition)

Ligament injuries run the full spectrum from being sprained to being completely torn. Sprains are routinely graded as 1, 2 or 3. Grade 1 & 2 sprains represent ligaments that are intact, but not functioning normally either by causing pain with use (grade 1), or pain and mild looseness or laxity (grade 2). Grade 3 sprains are complete ...Read more


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How can I heal a ligament injury?

How can I heal a ligament injury?

Rest, immobilze: I would recommend you rest and limit any
exacerbating activities
sometimes ice, nsaids, and splint
immobilization can help the affected
ligament to heal
some can take 4-6 weeks to heal. ...Read more

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What can help heal a ligament injury?

What can help heal a ligament injury?

Rest: Generally rest, warm compresses! over the counter meds like Aspirin or advil (ibuprofen) if tolerated and gentle stretching of the involved joint. ...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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What is the definition or description of: Ligament injuries?

What is the definition or description of: Ligament injuries?

Mild/moderate/severe: Ligament injuries run the full spectrum from being sprained to being completely torn. Sprains are routinely graded as 1, 2 or 3. Grade 1 & 2 sprains represent ligaments that are intact, but not functioning normally either by causing pain with use (grade 1), or pain and mild looseness or laxity (grade 2). Grade 3 sprains are complete tears of the ligament. ...Read more

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I would like answer regarding ligament injury from experts.?

I would like answer regarding ligament injury from experts.?

Ask the question: Please submit a clear & specific question about ligament injuries. Clarify and re-ask. ...Read more

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What is the normal recovery time for ligament injuries to heal?

What is the normal recovery time for ligament injuries to heal?

A few weeks: Ligament injuries heal slower than muscle problems because there is less of a blood supply to the ligament itself. After the acute injury heat applied to the area will improve blood flow and speed healing. Once the initial pain and swelling goes down gentle motion also stimulates healing. ...Read more

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What do you recommend if I have a ligament injury and how fast I could recover?

What do you recommend if I have a ligament injury and how fast I could recover?

Depends on which: Depends on which ligament and which joint (e.g. Knee: mcl ligament sprains can heal on their own, whereas acl complete tears will not heal on their own and may need surgery). ...Read more

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Is surgery necessary for ligament injury?

No, not immediately: Depending on severity and location of the injury, your orthopedic may suggest conservative treatment first with rest, nsaids and physical therapy. ...Read more

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What to do if I have cruciate ligament injury from years ago?

What to do if I have cruciate ligament injury from years ago?

Unstable?: Isolated cruciate injury in inactive people that is stable from other support structures does not need anything other than exercise. If into sports or if unstable should be stabilized with pt, bracing or surgery before other issues develop including meniscal tears, arthritis, articular damage etc. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have a wrist ligament injury?

How to determine if I have a wrist ligament injury?

Depends: This question is best answered by a physician who can perform an exam on your wrist. Images such as x-rays or an MRI may be necessary to determine this. Best of luck! ...Read more

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Are there better and newer treatments for ligament injuries?

It depends: It depends on the specific ligament and its location and function. Some ligaments are treated with surgery like the anterior cruciate ligament. Some ligaments are treated with rest and bracing like the medial collateral ligament. Most minor ligament sprains in the hand or foot are treated non-operatively with rest ice and anti-inflammatories. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for spine ligament injury?

What is the best treatment for spine ligament injury?

Rest: Active rest. Strengthening eventually assuming you have seen a md. ...Read more

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Which are recommended medications for a knee ligament injury, ?

Which are recommended medications for a knee ligament injury, ?

See below: For any musculoskeletal injury, tendon, ligament, muscle, etc, nsaid's are good, like ibuprofen. For any injury, the riice (rest, ice, ibuprofen, compression, elevation) mnemonic is recommended. However, if you have a significant injury, see you doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can a tendon injury or a ligament injury heal faster?

Can a tendon injury or a ligament injury heal faster?

Normally: A tendon injury will heal faster, but this depends on which muscles or tendons, as blood flow differs in different areas, as well as stresses and specific use injuries. As a very vague, quick answer, I would most likely say tendon as they more often have better blood flow. ...Read more

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What is done for an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

What is done for an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Torn or sprained?: It depends on if it was fully torn or sprained. If fully torn, may need arthroscopic acl reconstruction (surgery via 'scope'). If sprained, can rehab with physical therapy and use a knee brace. ...Read more

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How do you treat an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

How do you treat an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Reconstruct if torn: Most anterior cruciate ligament injuries that are complete tears end up being reconstructed by bringing in new tissue to rebuild the torn ligament and to hopefully return full function to the knee and injured patient. ...Read more

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How long should anterior cruciate ligament injury last?

How long should anterior cruciate ligament injury last?

Depends: If a complete acl tear is not surgically reconstructed, the injury never heals back together. Sometimes without surgery, patients have enough stability to function fairly well.
Surgery is performed when indicated to reconstruct the torn ligament. ...Read more

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What are the tests for anterior cruciate ligament injury?

What are the tests for anterior cruciate ligament injury?

PE and MRI: The first step is checking for an acl injury is talking to the patient about their injury and doing a good physical exam of the knee (pe). At this point, most skilled doctors will have a strong suspicion that the acl is torn. X-rays are usually done to make sure there isn't a bad bone injury. Often a MRI is obtained to confirm the diagnosis and look for other, associated injuries. ...Read more

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Which heals faster: a tendon injury or a ligament injury?

Which heals faster: a tendon injury or a ligament injury?

Tendon: Tendons have clear indications for immediate reconstruction and care. Ligament injuries are not visualized on x-ray, and are usually not treated in cases of fracture. If you have persistent myofascial pain or instability from injury seek a physician who has learned prolotherapy techniques for rehabilitation. Also, anti-inflamatory medicines taken for injury block ligaments from "self healing". ...Read more

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My son has anterior cruciate ligament injury. Is that something serious?

My son has anterior cruciate ligament injury. Is that something serious?

Would depend on trea: This would depend on treatment options you choose. The cruciate injury is a major debilitating injury that can be rehabbed to about 80% of pre injury status when properly evaluated and treated. Would suggest that he be seen by a specialist as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Which is the best exercise to do after an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Which is the best exercise to do after an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Follow surgeons prog: Most acl surgeons have their own protocols that u need 2 follow. Any advice u get here may not b the same as ur surgeon recommends. Not a good policy 2 advise u as it could cause a conflict with ur surgeon ; this is not what we're here 4. ...Read more

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What are the best exercises to do after an anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Hamstring exercises: The anterior cruciate ligament (acl) works with the posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) to stabilize the knee. The ACL keeps the shin bone from sliding forward (anteriorly) and the PCL keeps it from sliding backwards. When ACL is torn the shin bone will slide anteriorly. The hamstrings attach to the back of the knee and act as flexors, but will also help keep the shin bone from sliding forward. ...Read more

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How will having anterior cruciate ligament injury affect my long-term health?

How will having anterior cruciate ligament injury affect my long-term health?

Depends on multiple: Anyone with a cruciate injuriy responds differently depending on a lot of factors, like age activity/demand levels; athletic status overall and specifically the status and shape of the quadriceps and hamstring muscles and also concurrent injury to other knee structures. ...Read more

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I think my child may have anterior cruciate ligament injury. What would that mean?

I think my child may have anterior cruciate ligament injury. What would that mean?

Orthopedic consult: The anterior cruciate ligament is a key ligament in the knee for stability both going front and back as well as rotationally. Your child would have complaints of giving way, pain, swelling and lack of confidence in using that knee during activity. I recommend you see your local orthopedic surgeon and if possible one fellowship trained in sports medicine. ...Read more

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What can I do to decrease the odds of developing anterior cruciate ligament injury?

What can I do to decrease the odds of developing anterior cruciate ligament injury?

Optimize mechanics: In young females there is good evidence that therapy programs designed to optimize knee/body mechanics with activities that involve cutting and jumping can reduce the incidence of acl injuries. Developed programs are more likely found around larger cities. Alternatively one could avoid activities associated wtih higher incidence of acl injury (basketball, soccer, football, down-hill skiing, etc). ...Read more

Dr. Andrew Seibert
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...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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