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Will I need surgery for an anterior and posterior talofibular ligaments tear.?

Will I need surgery for an anterior and posterior talofibular ligaments tear.?

It depends!: A tear in a ligament can be mild, moderate or severe. The treatment is determined by the amount of damage, other injuries, and if the joint is now unstable. Your doc will discuss your treatment options with you. Make sure you understand all your choices. Take notes, too. Sometimes, taking a trusted person with you to act as a second pair of ears is a good idea, too. Have your questions ready. ...Read more

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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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How do I fix an anterior talofibular ligament severe sprain (no tear)?

How do I fix an anterior talofibular ligament severe sprain (no tear)?

Usually no surgery: The vast majority of sprains are treated
conservatively with ice, nsaids, and therapy
sometimes in grade 3 sprains, if the patient
shows instability, one might need a recon-
structive procedure to alleviate potential
instability. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does "complete loss of fiber of the anterior talofibular ligament consistent with a tear" mean?

You ripped up a: Ligament to the front outside part of the ankle. Likely this resulted from a bad ankle sprain or injury. This potentially could cause you pain or ankle instability. ...Read more

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Chronic partial tear of anterior talofibular ligament need cirgury?

Chronic partial tear of anterior talofibular ligament need cirgury?

Probably not: It would depend on the symptoms. If there is no instability, surgery is probably not needed. ...Read more

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Is a tear of the anterior talofibular ligament bad?

Sprain: This ligament is the most common injured with a routine ankle sprain. Most will heal with rest, or immobilization. More severe injuries may require additional treatment. ...Read more

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MRI: partial tear of talar attach site of anterior talofibular ligament after 6mo. Day1 I said felt tear/loose. Now need surgery. Upset. Other option?

The lig is essential: Gotta fix it b/c the ankle is destabilized and will continue to turn with ease. Recreating it will stabilize the ankle. Good luck. ...Read more

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I had an ankle sprain 6 months back. It still pains if I standand walk for 5 minutes. The MRI reported torn talocalcanealligament with partial tear of post. Talofibular ligament. Whatshould I do?

I had an ankle sprain 6 months back. It still pains if I standand walk for 5 minutes. The MRI reported torn talocalcanealligament with partial tear of post. Talofibular ligament. Whatshould I do?

See specialist.: It is not common to have tear of those ligaments. Typically if the posterior talofib is torn, the anterior talofib and calcaneaofib also torn. The talocalcaneal lig also hard to tear. This may mean very high level ankle sprain and a foot/ankle specialist is needed. ...Read more

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I had a stress fracture in my navicular bone at the end of november and tear in my anterior talofibular ligament and the tear still isn't healed?

6 months = 2 long.: Typically, tears of the anterior talofibular ligament respond very well to non-surgical treatment. An appropriate period in immobility and subsequent physical therapy are usually adequate. If after 6 months, you are still having pain and instability of the ankle, then perhaps it's time for another look to given to the injured ligament and the old injury. ...Read more

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I am at 8 months post a severe ankle sprain. I still have poor stand & walk tolerance at less than 15 min. Pain on standing. The MRI showed a tear in the talocalcaneal lig & partial tear in post talofibular ligament. Should I be further in my healing than

May need repair: Of the talocalcaneal lig. After 8 months you should have had some healing in the ligament. May need surgical intervention to correct this as this will lead to chronic ankle instability and pain. ...Read more

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How serious is a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

How serious is a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

It serious: While a posterior cruciate ligament injury generally causes less pain, disability and knee instability than does an acl tear, it can still sideline you for several weeks or months. ...Read more

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Please explain what happens with a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

Please explain what happens with a posterior cruciate ligament tear?

Instability: The posterior cruciate ligament (pcl) is the ligament that keeps the tibia (shin bone) in line with the femur (thigh bone), and keeps it from dropping back behind. When it tears, the body tries to heal the tear but in a looser position. Sometimes this is loose enough to cause instability (where the knee sags back and is unable to maintain a normal position. This can cause other tears or disability. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Are there any ankle-derived symptoms that differentiate posterior tibial tendonitis from posterior tibiotalar ligament tear?

Are there any ankle-derived symptoms that differentiate posterior tibial tendonitis from posterior tibiotalar ligament tear?

Can't stand on toes: With posterior tibial tendinitis (pttd), pain is present when attempting to stand on your toes. This pain is usually felt to be pronounced on the inner side of the arch from the ankle to the midfoot. The ligament is a discrete pain behind the ankle and is present with passive and active motion. Concern is noted when the tendon is torn, in this case, the patient has difficulty maintaining stance. ...Read more

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Where is your anterior talofibular ligament?

See below: It is located on the front side of your foot connecting the bones of the talus with the fibula. ...Read more

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Anterior talofibular ligament/tendon injury, what to do?

Classic Ankle Sprain: Rest, ice, compression, and elevation (r.I.C.E. Therapy) with addition of nsaids if feasible. If no improvement in pain and swelling in several days, seek thorough evaluation by your physician. Radiographs would likely be assessed. ...Read more

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I ruptured anterior talofibular ligament, what should I do?

I ruptured anterior talofibular ligament, what should I do?

MRI: Was an MRI performed? Is that how the diagnosis was made? Is so, how badly ruptured was it? Partial thickness? Full thickness? I'd need more info to guide you. ...Read more

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I tore anterior talofibular ligament and my calcaneofibular ligament. Do I need to get surgery?

Most likely: Immobilization can be tried but you will most likely be left with chronic pain. ...Read more

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Could you please help me with a question regarding anterior talofibular ligament sprain?

See below: It usually occurs from a traumatic injury.
It will usually respond to conservative care and immobilization, but may need surgery. ...Read more

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How can I heal severe anterior talofibular ligament (ankle) pain?

How can I heal severe anterior talofibular ligament (ankle) pain?

See a doctor: This is easily treated by a physician that has been trained in the foot and ankle. This would include podiatrists and foot and ankle orthopedists. Ask for the recommendations of family, friends and you PCP for a great place to get a referral. You can also check out: www. Acfas. Org, www. Apma. Org, and www. Aaos. Org for local providers. ...Read more

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What do doctors do for a 5 month old anterior talofibular ligament injury?

What do doctors do for a 5 month old anterior talofibular ligament injury?

Hmmm: Assuming still painful we would do additional studies and examination to figure out why. Most should have resolved. Possible scar tissue, instability, bone bruise, stress fx, loose body, or cartilage injury. ...Read more

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Is it safe to excercise with a ligament tear?

Is it safe to excercise with a ligament tear?

It depends: What ligament is involved, severity of the tear (small partial tear, high-grade tear or full tear), risks of further injury- these are all questions that should be asked and answered. Finally, now does exercise affect the involved ligament? For example, one can often ride a bike with a grade I medial collateral ligament tear of the knee as way to maintain cardio and rehab the knee. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of an annular ligament tear?

What are the signs and symptoms of an annular ligament tear?

Pain, clicking: The annular ligament is a ligament on the outside of the elbow. It can be injured, and this most commonly occurs after a fall or a twisting injury to the arm. It usually causes pain and sometimes a clicking sensation when the arm is rotated from pronation to supination. Thank you for the question. ...Read more

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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. ...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 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. ...Read more

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Reduce swelling in ACL ligament tear?

Reduce swelling in ACL ligament tear?

Ice, rest, nsaids: If you have an acute injury with an acl tear,
you want to get the swelling down both for
comfort and to perform a reconstructive
procedure if it will be done.
Ice, rest and nsaids are the best ways to do
this. It usually takes 2-3 weeks unless the
fluid is aspirated. ...Read more

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How can I cure ligament tear of ankle?

How can I cure ligament tear of ankle?

Read below: If this is a grade 1 tear, then immobilization is usually enough. If grade 2 depending on it's extent, this may be cured with a cast or possible surgery. If grade 3 tear, it will undoubtedly require surgery. ...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