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How to know if i torn any of my knee ligaments ?

How to know if i torn any of my knee ligaments  ?

Knee ligament tear: Immediate swelling, a sensation of instability/giving way, or feeling a sudden "pop" in the knee are all potential signs of a torn knee ligament. There are varying degrees of ligament tears (a tear is a "sprain") - from a "stretch" injury, to a partial tear to a complete tear. If you are having any of these symptoms you should seek out treatment from a board certified specialist. ...Read more

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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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What happens when your knee ligaments are severed?

What happens when your knee ligaments are severed?

It is likely: that you will lose function of the knee - type of loss of function and degree of impairment depends on what is severed. ...Read more

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How to help sprained ligaments in knee?

How to help sprained ligaments in knee?

See your Orthopod &: Follow his/her advise. Knee brace is used to stabilize the knee while the ligament is healing. Pain meds like the nsaids are used. Crutches may be useful during the treatment period. Your orthopod should direct your care. ...Read more

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Is a knee ligament tear a permanent injury?

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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Concerning knee ligament tears, how to treat?

Concerning knee ligament tears, how to treat?

Evaluation first: Evaluation by a Sports medicine or orthopedic specialist first. Based on results of eval the specialist may prescribe physical therapy, bracing or surgical repair. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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Will my knee swell if I have torn a knee ligament?

Will my knee swell if I have torn a knee ligament?

Yes: Ligament injuries are classified as grade 1 (sprain), grade 2 (partial tear), or grade 3 (complete tear). The greater the severity, the greater the swelling. If it is a sprain, it may not swell right away. If it is a significant injury to a ligament inside your knee, e.g. The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), it will bleed and the knee to swell right. This should be checked out by a physician. ...Read more

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What are good rehab exercises for a torn knee ligament?

What are good rehab exercises for a torn knee ligament?

Careful: Depends on the ligament. It is very important to get your motion back first after a ligament injury. Range of motion exercises (wall slides, etc.) and biking without resistance can accomplish this. Then if you are treating the ligament nonop, strengthening exercises are begun. For example- PCL injury, the quad is very important.Ask your doctor for specific goals for your specific ligament injury. ...Read more

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How can you strengthen ligaments and knee for football?

See details: You cannot strengthen ligaments but you can strengthen the muscles that support the knee. Weight training your legs will help. ...Read more

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Where are the other ligaments located in the left knee?

Where are the other ligaments located in the left knee?

Sides and internal: There are internal ligaments the anterior and posterior cruciate ligaments. There are also ligaments along the sides of the knee called the lateral and medial collateral ligaments. See this site for clear pictures. http://www.newhealthadvisor.com/Ligaments-of-the-Knee.html ...Read more