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Dr. Richard Jay
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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


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I strained every muscle in my knee. My patellar ligament has a small pain when i walk. Is it dangerous? Home remedies? Help please! :(

I strained every muscle in my knee. My patellar ligament has a small pain when i walk. Is it dangerous? Home remedies? Help please! :(

Knee pain: Your pain location is related to your mechanism of injury, whether high or low energy, jumping, twisting. Need a good history. Check with orthopedic surgeon. Sounds like you may have jumpers knee or patellar tendonitis. ...Read more

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Is overweight linked to repeated ligament tear?

Is overweight linked to repeated ligament tear?

Can be: 30's male concerned for obesity due to ligament tear, which likely causes a more sedentary lifestyle. See osteopath for ligaments, take up aquatherapy exercises, and count calories. Check brighton criteria for joint hypermobility syndrome. ...Read more

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Is a knee ligament tear a permanent injury?

Sort of: Your ligaments can heal but not usually to complete normal. Ask your ortho surgeon. Each ligament is different. ...Read more

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Ankle ligament tear, what is the recovery time?

Ankle ligament tear, what is the recovery time?

6-12 weeks: It really depends on which ligaments are injured and how badly they are torn. Many ankle ligament injuries heal nonoperatively while others require surgery for stabilization. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My ACL ligament tear hasnt recoverd in 2 yrs.What should I do ?

My ACL ligament tear hasnt 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. ...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


Dr. John Michalski
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Patella (Definition)

Patella is a thick piece of bone, more commonly known ...Read more