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My friend stretched out his penile suspensory ligament (injury), tell me what should he do!?

My friend stretched out his penile suspensory ligament (injury), tell me what should he do!?

Get it checked.: Its important that any penile injury get examined to make sure there are no problems with the blood vessels, erectile tissue, and urethra, which could lead to long term complications. If the ligament is the only structure strained, then the pain and any bruising will resolve with time. ...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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How long before I lose the pain of penile suspensory ligament division so I can use my penis as normal again?

How long before I lose the pain of penile suspensory ligament division so I can use my penis as normal again?

Penile procedure: The pain should only last about 2-3 weeks, but may take up to 6-8 weeks to resolve from surgery. It's just how long a normal body takes to heal.

Regarding your erections, anytime your pain is relieved and you feel comfortable, you can probably have sexual relations again.

Most importantly, listen to your surgeon as to when you will be ready for return to normal sexual activity! ...Read more

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I've had a quite rough intercourse that led to my penis suspensory ligament hurting me. Should I apply some cream for it to heal?

I've had a quite rough intercourse that led to my penis suspensory ligament hurting me. Should I apply some cream for it to heal?

Pain penis: Hello~ Probably a bit of ICE and a few days off duty will help the most. Sex is great but doesn't do well of you break the equipment so take it easy. A thought ~ do you have a very marked straight up erection because if so reg sex can be painful and a trip to the Urologist and a snip of the pyramidalis muscle can help a lot! You can use 1% hydrocort~ creme si tu veux ~ ...Read more

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Will I be able to move my penis naturally again after suspensory ligament division. Will scar tissue form between the ligament?

Will I be able to move my penis naturally again after suspensory ligament division. Will scar tissue form between the ligament?

Not on the internet: I am sorry there is nothing a stranger, who has not examined you or performed this procedure, can offer you on the internet. None of us would be willing to hazard any kind of guess or prediction. Your specific question must be answered by your surgeon. ...Read more

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Had nesbit procedure. Flaccid penis still curved and also still rotated post-op (suspensory ligament division also done)? Was surgery unsuccessful?

Had nesbit procedure. Flaccid penis still curved and also still rotated post-op (suspensory ligament division also done)? Was surgery unsuccessful?

Without an exam?: I am sure you can understand, but no physician will be willing to give you any valid medical advice in this specific situation without an examination. Remember that post operative time is very fraught with the risk of complications and all treatment problems or even treatment failures must be discussed or communicated with the surgeon. Your surgeon sent you home with instructions on how to do this ...Read more

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I had accident n ma penis dat made left side loose or weak. Erection is weak and some times penis shivering, I doubt n suspensory ligament tore. W?

I had accident n ma penis dat made left side loose or weak. Erection is weak and some times penis shivering, I doubt n suspensory ligament tore. W?

See a doctor: Your symptoms after trauma to the penis are concerning. You should definitely see a doctor about this, as only a physician would be able to perform an appropriate physical exam and diagnosis. ...Read more

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Why has my doctor had me keep my penis lifted up against my belly for 10 days after suspensory ligament division of the penis? Benefits of this?

Why has my doctor had me keep my penis lifted up against my belly for 10 days after suspensory ligament division of the penis? Benefits of this?

Penile procedure II: Lifting the penis onto the belly prevents bending of the penis downward. Now that the suspensory ligament is detached you will hang lower, but initially you may have some more pain and swelling if it is bent downward. Good luck!

Ask your surgeon to guide you! ...Read more

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What is a ligament?

What is a ligament?

Ligament: A ligament is a band of fibrous tissue that connects bone to bone. It is different from tendon, which connect muscle to bone. Ligaments cannot contract but are usually present to stabilize joints. I hope this helps! ...Read more

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How do I treat inflamed ligaments?

RICE: Rest, ice, compression and elevation. Depending on the joint, wold determine what type of splint to utilize, and what freedom of motion allowable to permit healing. Another helpful measure, if allowable given the medical condition, would be a trial of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen, naproxen, or Etodolac whether over the counter or prescribed. Patience is important. ...Read more

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How do you recover from ligament tears?

How do you recover from ligament tears?

What ligament injury: Not all ligament injuries are the same. Some ligament injuries require simple rest and supportive care. Others require bracing. Some ligament tears require surgery. Almost all ligament injuries benefit fom some level of therapy after adequate stability & healing is present. When ou are examined by our physician be sure to discuss the prognosis and treatment plan for your specific ligament injury. ...Read more

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Is there a medication that relaxes ligaments?

Ligamentous: Tightness is necessary. There is no specific medication that can 'relax' ligaments which frankly need to be tight to support the joints. I presume you are referring to tendon tightness which is a function of inactivity, limited activity or prolonged immobilization. Activity geared toward stretching and improving flexibility are the only effective methods to combat tendon tightness. No shortcut. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ligament?

What is the definition or description of: ligament?

A ligament is: 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 with no ligament attachments? ...Read more

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Help with ligament re-injury from wearing platforms?

Help with ligament re-injury from wearing platforms?

Ligament: Platform shoes are the worst type of shoe. They altern normal anatomical dynamics causing a host of issues from stretching of ligaments, to abnormal stress on knees and hips ann back. You must rest the area, take some anti-inflammatory agents and perhaps have pt. Secondly throw the platforms out wear shoes that are anatomical -flats or minimal heel. ...Read more

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Thinning anterior ligament... How can a I restore it?

Can't: By exercising your are not directly restoring the thinned acl but improving the conditioning and strength of the lower extremity. This will reduce the likelihood of knee injuries and subsequent acl injury. When exercising focus on core/hip/knee/leg/ankle. If acl is torn its preferred that you fix it. If unsure from MRI then a scope could be considered. Discuss with your orthopedist. ...Read more

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What does attenuated anterior crucial ligament mean?

What does attenuated anterior crucial ligament mean?

Prior ACL injury: If the anterior cruciate ligament (acl) looks smaller, thinner or less robust than it should on an mri, it may be described as attenuated. Alternatively, this term may be used if the ligament seems a bit weak on physical examination. Either way, the suggestion is that there has been a prior injury or partial tear. ...Read more

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Do ligaments hurt if they go lax or do they feel the same?

Yes it can: It can cause pain, any certainly can be much more painful if there is dislocation of the joint. ...Read more

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How much time it takes to recover from knnee ligament injurry?

Knee ligament injury: The knee has many ligaments & healing time varies depending on which ligament & how many are injured, as well as on injury grade. With appropriate rehabilitative treatment, high grade lilamentous injuries can take 6-8 weeks or more to heal. If instability or acl tear, nonoperative management may not lead to complete healing, in which case operative management should be considered sooner than later. ...Read more

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Is it possible to hurt a ligament and not know until the next day?

Possible: In my opinion with acute injuries like sprains and strains, protective chemicals are released in an effort to contain the damage but these inflammatory agents do cause pain themselves and there may be a delayed pain effect hours after the actual injury occurred. ...Read more

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What shall I do if I have a ligament complex? And is it ok if I keep on excesising?

Not sure: Not sure what a ligament 'complex' is. Could you mean a 'tear'? If so it might be best to seea physical therapist before working out. ...Read more

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I partially tore my ligament three months ago and it has not fully recovered since then. What am I supposed to do? Will this be chronic?

I partially tore my ligament three months ago and it has not fully recovered since then. What am I supposed to do? Will this be chronic?

Possibly...: Depends a lot on which ligament you injured and the shape of the muscles around that joint. Ligaments don't typically repair themselves. So after such an injury, the goal of physical therapy is to develop the muscles around the joint in question, taking over some of the support function of the ligament. If that doesn't work, sometimes surgery is indicated. So, if you're not doing so, see a pt next. ...Read more

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What are lax ligaments?

What are lax ligaments?

Synonymous w/ loose: Lax is short for laxity. Lax ligaments are describing ligaments that are loose and have increased laxity. There is a spectrum of laxity that is normal within all joints. Some people are looser or tighter than others. If one has no symptoms or limitations, no treatment or remedy is warranted. If pain or instability is present, the increased laxity is said to be abnormal (pathologic or patholaxity). ...Read more

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How can ligaments or tendons be teared?

Tendon/ligament tear: Ligaments stabilize and typically run along the sides if joints. Tendons attach muscle to bone. Ligaments are torn when a joint is dislocated or strained. Tendons are torn when the muscle pulling on the bone pulls with more force than the tensile strength of the tendon will allow. ...Read more

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What are signs of torn ligaments/tendons in the ankle?

What are signs of torn ligaments/tendons in the ankle?

Depends on ligament: Ankle ligament rupture if chronic typically has instability and "giving way" as it's main symptom, this is the same for subtler instability. Midfoot ligament rupture is usually represented by pain an the medial side with a flat foot deformity. This represents either rupture of the ligament keeping the arch up or the junction of the hind foot and midfoot. It could also be represented by pain! ...Read more

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What is ligament tear?

Ligamentous injury: Generally traumatic injury to the ligaments. Strong connective tissue which attach one bone to another bone. If there is a "tear" this is a grade 3 or complete disruption of this tissue. ...Read more

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Can a torn ligament heal?

Can a torn ligament heal?

Yes: Soft tissues like ligaments can heal on their own, usually in 3-6 weeks, however they may need to be immobilized or protected while healing and rehabilitated after healing. ...Read more

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What makes a torn ligament better?

What makes a torn ligament better?

Depends: Some ligaments will heal on their own but others will need a surgical correction. Discuss your injury with an orthopedic surgeon to determine this. ...Read more