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Sprained Knee Ligament
I have a sprained knee ligament its been 2 weeks now & now when I walk my knee gives out I'm wearing a knee brace but that also bothers my knee .
Absolutely : Sprains of knee ligaments are very common, with the inside ligament, the mcl, leading the way. Acl tears often get the most attention, as they often require surgical reconstruction and athletes to miss 6-12 months of competition. A sprain, by definition, is a partial or full thickness tear of a ligament, a soft tissue structure connecting bone to bone. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Motion: It sounds like you were immobilized with plaster for a knee sprain. Typically this is done for about 2 weeks, after which by far the most important goal is restoring motion and strength to the joint. Depending on the severity of the injury, a hinged brace will likely be used to protect the stability of the joint while working on progressively increasing range of motion and strength. Good luck! ...Read more
On and off nausea for about a week and a half, constant knee pain (sprained ligaments 2yrs ago) and random leg pains. Should i get it looked at?
Yes: You need an exam and possibly tests by your physician. ...Read more
ER last night, Dr. dx: Right Knee sprain. x-ray, ok, exam and his stretching very painful, does x-ray show torn ligaments, should MRI be done?
Mild to mod- 6-8 wks: Mild to moderate sprains of knee ligaments that are appropriately treated nonoperatively should generally heal in 6-8 weeks. Not all ligament sprains are the same, and actual time to healing will vary based upon severity. Most typical knee mcl sprains (grade 2-3) heal in 6-8 weeks. Bracing is often indicated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stiff knee common: Knee sprains are common, especially sprains of the MCL (medial collateral ligament). Stiffness of the knee is common for several weeks and is an expected part of healing. If not improving by 3 weeks post injury, evaluation by an Orthopaedic surgeon is warranted. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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