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How do you treat a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament?

How do you treat a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament?

Surgery: Anterior cruciate ligament disruption is best handled with surgery. In some cases where the knee is stable and the individual is skeletally immature a decision may be made to delay the surgery. Another situation where a non- surgical approach may be considered is again where the knee is stable an the individual is not very active or elderly. Seek expert advice from an orthopedic surgeon. ...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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What treatment is recommended for a ruptured ligament?

What treatment is recommended for a ruptured ligament?

Depends: Not all ligaments are the same. Some can be treated with bracing while others require surgical repair or even reconstruction. Best to seek the advice of an orthopedic surgeon to get the complete story. ...Read more

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How can torn ligaments and ruptured tendons heal wrong?

How can torn ligaments and ruptured tendons heal wrong?

Depends: There is a big difference between ligaments and tendons. Tendons connect muscles to bones, if certain tendons are torn they need to be treated surgically (achilles, biceps, rotator cuff). Ligaments are the ropes that connect bones to bones, many times these heal on their own. ...Read more

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I wanted to know when you rupture a ligament does it bruise up?

Bruises may be seen: When a ligament is torn, there is usually a small amount of bleeding. It may take several days for this blood to move toward the skin. If it does, a bruise may be seen in the area, usually a few days after the injury. ...Read more

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I have been told I have a grade 1 tear of the ligament of the right index finger, how long does it take to heal?

I have been told I have a grade 1 tear of the ligament of the right index finger, how long does it take to heal?

Varies.: Typically a grade 1 means there is pain with minimal injury to the ligament. If there is an actual tear, the grade goes up to a grade 2 or 3. Healing varies per person. When there is full range of motion, no swelling, and equal strength compared to your opposite hand, then it is safe to return to sports. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of tmj ruptured ligaments? Thank you very much.

What are the symptoms of tmj ruptured ligaments? Thank you very much.

Body parts: This depends on which parts of the body you are referring to: knee, ankle, arm. Leg etc; however, certain clinical signs are constant: pain or tenderness aggravated by movement, possible swelling, possible joint instability, possible deep tissue bleeding. All symptoms require examination, evaluation, diagnosis, possible imaging and treatment, both medical and physical. ...Read more

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Does ATF ligament rupture mean a complete tear and require a surgery?

Does ATF ligament rupture mean a complete tear and require a surgery?

Ankle injury: Two answers. Yes it is a complete tear.
Surgery? it depends on how unstable or painful as you heal and rehab and what you do physically as well as other medical conditions.
10 to 30% of surgeries have chronic post op complications. You and your doctor need to consider and benefit. ...Read more

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How many ligaments are in the finger? What if you keep spraining the same finger? Any permanent damage?

2 coll, palmar plate: 2 collateral ligaments, palmar plate and capsule. Every time there is an injury, you get permanent damage. It heals with scar.
Except bone, it heals with bone. ...Read more

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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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Is it possible to do intense sport with a ruptured cruciate ligament?

Is it possible to do intense sport with a ruptured cruciate ligament?

Yes: It depends on the sport, how the injury was treated (surgery), and what kind of rehab was done. Be sure to use proper protective gear, including a ACL brace. Many NFL players have been known to go an entire career, only to find out later they ruptured their ACL back in college when they get an MRI for an unrelated issue. Sure helps to have some massive muscle mass to compensate. ...Read more

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I would like to know if I sprained my pinky finger? Or if I tore a ligament? I fell really hard and tried to catch myself.

I would like to know if I sprained my pinky finger? Or if I tore a ligament? I fell really hard and tried to catch myself.

Finger: The only way to know if your sprained a finger or tore a ligament is to see how much mobility you have. If there is swelling bruising and redness then ice anti inflammatory agents are needed before and cray and no office visit ...Read more

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How to strengthen ligaments and tendons in finger? Through naturally and also by taking any supplements will it help to strenghten the ligaments?

How to strengthen ligaments and tendons in finger? Through naturally and also by taking any supplements will it help to strenghten the ligaments?

No: You cannot strengthen ligaments. If you are " loose jointed" it's usually inherited. You can strengthen the tendons about your hand (extensor and flexor) most easily by squeezing a ' grip' ball or a grip- strengthening device. ...Read more

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What does the doctor recommend for torn ligaments in your fingers?

What does the doctor recommend for torn ligaments in your fingers?

Depends: It depends on the degree of the tear (partial of complete), the position of the bones against each other, the degree of the diasthasis (separation). Simple tears may be treated with buddy taping or finger splints, whereas complex ones may require surgical correction. ...Read more

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What would happen if I ruptured or torn a ligament in my ankle? Could I walk on it?

What would happen if I ruptured or torn a ligament in my ankle? Could I walk on it?

Probably not: If it is fully torn, probably not. But several important ligaments are involved in maintaining the ankle's structure. Some can be injured and partially torn, and you can still walk. How it was injured and where the pain is will help identify what was damaged. Most ankle sprains or even achilles tendon injuries are not complete, so limping is common. ...Read more

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Can a ruptured elbow tendon or ligament be treated without surgery. Torn?

Fairly common: Only cases that do not respond to nonsurgical treatment, are candidates for surgical ligament reconstruction. ...Read more

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I have a ruptured ankle ligaments for two years. And I don't know what should I do?

I have a ruptured ankle ligaments for two years. And I don't know what should I do?

After two years?: Just why, after two years, do you feel that you need to do something. Are you experiencing pain, swelling, stiffness or weakness? A percentage of ankle sprains do well without treatment. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with a grade 1 ligament tear ofg the index finger but it isdnt getting better?

I have been diagnosed with a grade 1 ligament tear ofg the index finger but it isdnt getting better?

Get it reevaluated: Ligament tears that don't heal could mean either immobilization or the length of treatment was not enough, that there may be an associated fracture, or there is something preventing the ligament from healing. A reevaluation and/or an MRI may help find the answer. ...Read more

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Can the tmj ligaments get ruptured? In case of ant disc displacemnt, perforated disc over the years?

Can the tmj ligaments get ruptured? In case of ant disc displacemnt, perforated disc over the years?

Yes: The jaw joint, like any other joint, can become worn and/or damaged. Please see your Dentist. ...Read more

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What can be done to fix torn ligaments in your fingers or thumb. Because its very painful. Also. What medicines can be taken for relief?

What can be done to fix torn ligaments in your fingers or thumb. Because its very painful. Also. What medicines can be taken for relief?

Depends: It depends on the degree of the tear (partial of complete), the position of the bones against each other, the degree of the diasthasis (separation). Simple tears may be treated with buddy taping or finger splints, whereas complex ones may require surgical correction.
Simple analgesics such as tylenol, (acetaminophen) ibuprofen/naproxen are usually enough to subdue the pain. ...Read more

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With a sprained finger or torn ligament, do I need to keep it in a splint?

With a sprained finger or torn ligament, do I need to keep it in a splint?

This may depend on: The finger involved and as to exactly what specific type of injury that was sustained. The most common type of splinting for simple injuries is buddy taping where one finger is taped to the adjacent one for stability but still allow for range of motion to avoid stiffness. See you doctor for an opinion. ...Read more

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Why do my fingers and jaw lock as if being pulled by ligaments involuntarily? Tetnus issued in 2003. Happens when forcing in fingers. Jaw, randomly

Why do my fingers and jaw lock as if being pulled by ligaments involuntarily? Tetnus issued in 2003. Happens when forcing in fingers. Jaw, randomly

Lockjaw and Tetanus: Stiffness in your jaw muscles, also called trismus, is usually the first symptom of tetanus to develop. This is sometimes known as lockjaw. However, if your issue was in 2003 other cause of trismus including dental infection could be the reason. See your dentist for evaluation. ...Read more

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X-ray reveals finger ligament tear, what is the best method of treatment?

Usually splint: X-rays cannot see ligaments, therefore if a finger x-ray showed a ligament injury, it was most likely due to an avulsion injury (the ligament is not torn but actually tears a small piece of bone away from its point of attachment). This is usually treated by immobilization, sometimes by surgery. It is best to consult a hand surgeon for a definitive treatment plan. ...Read more

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What is the post-op recovery plan for a Brostrom or tendon operation? I am having this on my ankle due to 3 ligament ruptures in the lateral ankle.

What is the post-op recovery plan for a Brostrom or tendon operation? I am having this on my ankle due to 3 ligament ruptures in the lateral ankle.

This is a: "COMPLEX" procedure and will involve casting or splinting for a period fopllowed by active REHABILITATION the person top ask this question to is the SURGEON who is performing the procedure and NO ONE ELSE!
Hope this helps! Good luck!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Am I imagining it or when staying of a sprain and using r.I.C.E. And feeling my ankle with my finger I am able to feel my ligaments growing back fast?

Imagining: Continue your present treatment but the idea that you can feel the regrowth of healing ligaments is a false concept. The ligament attaches bone to bone across the affected joint and is a deep structure that acts to stabilize the joint. It is effectively molded to the joint and not decernable from the joint capsule when palpated through the skin. ...Read more

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What physical therapy is required for 2 ruptured ligaments in ankle?

Consult PT: It would be hard to answer this question w/out knowing what ligaments are involved. Your best point of reference would be to consult a physical therapist. There are a lot of internet resources that can be used, but beware of picking a wrong treatment plan, since you may have a complex problem that on line sources will be unlikely to address. ...Read more

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How long for wrist to heal after wrist arthroscopy for ruptured ligament in triangular cartelage?

How long for wrist to heal after wrist arthroscopy for ruptured ligament in triangular cartelage?

Did you ask your Dr?: That could vary from case to case. Did you ask your doctor who did the procedure? ...Read more

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How long it take to heal ruptured a ligament and dislocated toes and will the doctor put it back in place?

How long it take to heal ruptured a ligament and dislocated toes and will the doctor put it back in place?

See below: Yes, the doctor will relocate the toes. Depending on how the ligaments are treated and the specific injury will determine how long they take to heal. ...Read more

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Suffered a fractured fibula and ruptured deltoid ligament that required surgical repair. Are long-term consequences likely?

Suffered a fractured fibula and ruptured deltoid ligament that required surgical repair. Are long-term consequences likely?

Anatomic: Not if the repair is anatomic and you didn't suffer an injury to the articular cartilage of the talus at the time of the injury. It's usually impossible to tell if there has been any cartilage damage actutely and if there is it can take decades to be experienced clinically or be seen on plain films. ...Read more

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If ant long ligament, posterior long ligament, ligamentu flavum are torn/avulsed/ruptured, will my spine ever be stable with natural healing?

Healing is natural: Sometimes mother nature needs some help in the way of surgical stabilization. In order 2 damage all these ligaments, u had a significant amount of translation of 1 body on another. This is an unstable situation. If all studies including flex/ext films show absolutely no instability, a brave spine surgeon could treat u with a collar, or u may need a halo 4 stabilization. It's surgery but not a
fusi. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have fully or partially ruptured my ilio-lumbar ligament? If so, how is this diagnosed & what are potential surgical treatments?

Is it possible to have fully or partially ruptured my ilio-lumbar ligament? If so, how is this diagnosed & what are potential surgical treatments?

Yes: Acute and/or chronic injury causes.  is non-inflammatory & nuclear scans cannot diagnose.  provocation maneuvers (occupational disabilities guides) & fluoroscopic guided diagnostic block can diagnose.  yoga, prolotherapy, & sacroiliac joint belts (boa. Com) might help.  severe cases helped by fusion, overnight hospitalization, and 2 inch buttock scar ("chronic pain" at quora. Com). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of temporomandibular joint ruptured ligaments? And what are the consequences over time if there is no surgical approach. Thank u

What are the symptoms of temporomandibular joint ruptured ligaments? And what are the consequences over time if there is no surgical approach. Thank u

Triad of symptoms: Key symptoms are jaw joint pain, joint noises, limited oral opening.
Consequences depend on symptoms. See a TMJ expert for appropriate guidance. Most TMJ problems do not need surgery. See an oral surgeon. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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If a ruptured ligament and a torn ligament in the ankle are never immobilized during treatment can they heal properly?

Possible but. ..: It's possible but the extent of the injury would determine how well or not things will heal without immobilization. Was there an MRI to confirm the rupture? ...Read more

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I fell badly over 9 months ago, badly tore or ruptured my interior cruciate ligament, unable to bend my knee. Mri says changes in knee what is this?

I fell badly over 9 months ago, badly tore or ruptured my interior cruciate ligament, unable to bend my knee. Mri says changes in knee what is this?

Need more info: The information you have given is not enough. It is possible that an acl tear can block motion but usually this gets better with time. The bigger issue is joint stability from loss of acl. When you say "changes" are seen on MRI I'm not sure if that implies degenerative changes? This can sometimes block motion. ...Read more

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If still having pinch weakness in my sprained thumb 1 week after injuring, does it indicate my ligament is ruptured, or is this normal for a sprain?

It depends: It all depends on the severity of the injury and physical examination to suspect a rupture. Acute and subacute pain (caused by a sprain or strain) can inhibit the muscle action and cause weakness. Visit your doctor for an evaluation and advance imaging if needed. Hope this helps, www. Otwithmd. Com. ...Read more

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I have a ruptured ligament in my ankle. I’ve had surgery on it before but I did the same thing to it. Doctor says I need surgery. Is it gonna get worse?

I have a ruptured ligament in my ankle. I’ve had surgery on it before but I did the same thing to it. Doctor says I need surgery. Is it gonna get worse?

FollowDoctor'sAdvice: We can not double guess your doctors as they have examined you and know your case in details. I suggest you follow your doctor. S advice. If you don't agree get a second opinion from another specialist after giving him/her all the information ...Read more

Rupture (Definition)

When a hollow structure like an blood vessel, a cyst, bladder, bowel, etc bursts we ...Read more