Top
20
Doctor insights on: Partial Ligament Tear In Wrist

Share
1

1
Can a ligament tear in my hand heal by itself. I have a broken bone a partial tear of one ligament and a complete tear of another?

Can a ligament tear in my hand heal by itself. I have a broken bone a partial tear of one ligament and a complete tear of another?

Potentially: Yes, there are certainly cases where ligament injuries can completely heal non surgically, and others not. It really depends more on the specific injury. I would not hesitate to discuss directly with a hand specialist.

Dr. Richard Jay
235 Doctors shared insights

Ligament Tear (Definition)

Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption ...Read more


3

3
Arthroscopy to fix wrist ligament tear, what to do?

Arthroscopy to fix wrist ligament tear, what to do?

Follow the recommen-: -dations of your surgeon, they all have post op protocols that need to be followed to the"T".

4

4
What is the typical time for recovery of a complete scapholunate (scaphoid) ligament tear in my wrist?

What is the typical time for recovery of a complete scapholunate (scaphoid) ligament tear in my wrist?

Recovery rare: Complete disruption of the scapholunate interval leads to instability and disassociation. This very rarely heals on its own usually requiring surgical reconstruction. This will improve your function but rarely leads to complete recovery back to pre injury functional status. If not appropriately addressed will continue to progressively degenerate toward a SLAC wrist deformity.

5

5
Please help! What is the average time for recovery of a complete scapholunate (scaphoid) ligament tear in my wrist?

Please help! What is the average time for recovery of a complete scapholunate (scaphoid) ligament tear in my wrist?

Depends: Typically this is a surgical problem requiring repair or reconstruction of the ligament. It rarely responds to rest or immobilization but requires arthroscopic or open surgical repair. The ligament repair requires 8 to 10 weeks for initial healing and then post operative therapy. Seek care with a qualified hand surgeon.

6

6
Should I see a hand specialist? Grade 3 ligament tear finger..

Should I see a hand specialist? Grade 3 ligament tear finger..

ORS: A sprained finger can be seen by a hand specialist or treated by a board certified orthopedic surgeon as well. If it is not the ulnar collateral ligament of the thumb (skier's or gamekeeper's thumb) than most will heal uneventfully!

7

7
Can you live with a partial ligament tear, without any surgery?

Can you live with a partial ligament tear, without any surgery?

Yes: Most partial tears of ligaments heal if treated correctly by splinting or bracing. Not all complete ligament tears need surgery.

8

8
I have a partial ligament tear in shoulder, what is the fastest way to treat this?

I have a partial ligament tear in shoulder, what is the fastest way to treat this?

Depends: If only partial, then time should heal things with a minor injury in bout a month and a moderate injury in about two. Maintain motion but avoid stresses. Once pain is down work on strength and coordination. If no response, get it checked again.

9

9
I have been given crutches for a grade 2 ankle sprain, with a partial ligament tear. How long should I be on crutches? When do I need to weight bare?

I have been given crutches for a grade 2 ankle sprain, with a partial ligament tear. How long should I be on crutches? When do I need to weight bare?

6 weeks +/-: A grade ll is serious enough that a good 6 wks is about right. Doing 2 much 2 soon can jeopardize ur best chance of a good outcome.

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
I have pain running from my wrist on the pinkie finger side till my elbow and at times my fingers also. My wrist is swollen. Is it a ligament tear?

I have pain running from my wrist on the pinkie finger side till my elbow and at times my fingers also. My wrist is swollen. Is it a ligament tear?

Can't say: You really need to have the extremity examined by a health care specialist. They should be able to tell you what the problem is.

See 1 more doctor answer
11

11
What is the definition or description of: ligament tear?

What is the definition or description of: ligament tear?

Bone-bone connection: Ligaments are defined as collagenn tissue structures that connect bones in and around joints. A classic example is the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee that provides stability o the bones of the knee joint and specifically connects the femur to the tibia. A torn ligament is simply any disruption of the tissue integrity.

See 1 more doctor answer
12

12
What does a meniscus or ligament tear feel like?

What does a meniscus or ligament tear feel like?

Knee wobbly and: Swelling of the knee, instability/giving way, popping/clicking/crunching/grinding, locking and stiffness.

13

13
Is there any cure to anterior cruciate ligament tear?

Scope: Complete acl tears will not heal on their own. Arthroscopic acl reconstruction ('scope') uses a graft in place of the torn ligament and typically can help active individuals with knee instability return to their prior level of functioning.

See 2 more doctor answers
14

14
What should I do if my MRI shows a probable ligament tear?

What should I do if my MRI shows a probable ligament tear?

What area: Anything from splinting to pt, to casting, to surgery. Need more specific info.

See 1 more doctor answer
15

15
My ACL ligament tear hasn't recoverd in 2 yrs. What should I do?

My ACL ligament tear hasn't recoverd in 2 yrs. What should I do?

Let me explain: Acl tear dose not heal if it is rupture completely because the when it rupture it you rupture the blood vessels when you tear it.

16

16
Is it possible to fully recover from a small posterior crutiate ligament tear?

Is it possible to fully recover from a small posterior crutiate ligament tear?

Yes: Partial (small) tears of the posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) can heal, especially if initially recognized and treated appropriately. Bracing that supports the knee in a reduced position works best. Avoidance of certain PCL stressing exercises is also indicated during early healing.

18

18
When I stretch my right side under the ribs hurts. It only hurts when I body stretch. Do you think the cause of it is ligament tear?

Your abdominals-: -attach there so a repairing small strain may be the issue, take some OTC NSAIDS! If you are able 2.ice after workouts. Also could be a costrochondral strain they are joints and can be strained. Treat the same. No improvement see an orthopedist or your PCP. Not many ligaments in the area.

19

19
How to spot a ligament tear in knee?

How to spot a ligament tear in knee?

Ligament tear: Pain, swelling, possible instability or feeling of giving way.

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