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Dr. Christopher Dougherty
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Grade 2 strain in medial colateral ligament and contusion in lateral femoral condyle of left knee. Treatment please. Is surgery needed? I am 26year ol

Grade 2 strain in medial colateral ligament and contusion in lateral femoral condyle of left knee. Treatment please. Is surgery needed? I am 26year ol

MCL : Fortunately most mcl injuries can heal without surgery. It does depend on where the tear is. The bone bruise should resolve over time as well but it takes 6-8 weeks to heal this injury. If your knee feels unstable or keeps giving out, then be sure to see your orthopedic surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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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


Dr. Katharine Garnier
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What is the treatment for torn knee ligaments?

What is the treatment for torn knee ligaments?

Depends: Part of that depends on which ligaments were torn, and if it is a full or partial tear, how active you are and what age...You definitely need an orthopedic evaluation to determine that. Surgery or rehabilitation will depend on the physical findings also. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Dr. Jason Campbell
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What is a treatment for knee ligament broken?

What is a treatment for knee ligament broken?

Surgery: Ligaments in the knee help to hold together and stabilize the knee joint as ligaments connect bone to bone. If you have a significant tear of a ligament then surgery is a probability so see an orthopedic surgeon for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jimmy Bowen
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What is the ligament on the outside of the backside of the knee? And if i think I've strained it or pulled it what should I do?

What is the ligament on the outside of the backside of the knee? And if i think I've strained it or pulled it what should I do?

Posterolateral knee: The only ligament in that area is the lateral collateral ligament. You sprain a ligament. This requires a mechanism of injury. The should head of the biceps femoris muscle is also in that area which you can strain. Also in that area is the posterolateral meniscus and accurate ligament. Relative rest from the activity that brought on you discomfort along with otc antiinflammatories and ice 20 min. ...Read more

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Dr. Bertrand Kaper
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What's the best treatment for knee ligament?

What's the best treatment for knee ligament?

Need to define prob: If you are referring to an injury to one of your knee ligaments, it will depend on which ligament was injured and the severity of the injury. Would recommend an evaluation with an orthopaedic surgeon to evaluate the problem first. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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How can I stop the buring pain from a strained a ligament in my knee?

See an orthopedist: Are you sure that is all you did? This needs an orthopedic evaluation and imaging such as an MRI may need to be done to determine full extent of the injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
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I have pain in my right knee.. I hve consulted a dr he said that my knee ligaments hve injured. Plz tell me d treatment?

I have pain in my right knee.. I hve consulted a dr he said that my knee ligaments hve injured. Plz tell me d treatment?

See an orthopedist: You need to have the knee imaged, a functional assessment made and a determination of whether remedial physical therapy, surgery or some other modality of treatment is necessary. See an orthopedist soon. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Ihle
Board Certified, Orthopedic Surgery
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Could having ligament laxity make the knee more prone to the treatment options for ligament laxity?

Could having ligament laxity make the knee more prone to the treatment options for ligament laxity?

?: U don't get treatment 4 lax ligaments if it is not due 2 an injury. Many times it is congenital & global, all joints. No treatment 4 that. ...Read more

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Dr. Jay Bayer
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I've been diagnosed with torn cartilage torn ligament and a syst in my knee what is the treatment?

I've been diagnosed with torn cartilage torn ligament and a syst in my knee what is the treatment?

Knee: Evaluation and treatment by competent surgereon. Sometimes bracing and physical therapy is first step. Also we talking meniscus? Which ligaments? Anterior cruciate worst( sports). There is medial, lateral and posterior ligaments. These plus muscles hold knee together. Meniscus is your cushion. But if torn, not all cases need surgery. Who made this diagnosis. See orthopedic surgeon for answers. ...Read more

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Dr. John Michalski
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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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