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How to spot a ligament tear in knee?

How to spot a ligament tear in knee?

Ligament tear: Pain, swelling, possible instability or feeling of giving way.

Dr. Richard Jay
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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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Is a knee ligament tear a permanent injury?

Is a knee ligament tear a permanent injury?

Sort of: Your ligaments can heal but not usually to complete normal. Ask your ortho surgeon. Each ligament is different.

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Is there any specific diet or tablets which can help in fast recovery of knee ligament tear?

Is there any specific diet or tablets which can help in fast recovery of knee ligament tear?

Many can help: If your ligament is completely torn I advise surgery but partial tears can heal. I advise an anti-inflammatory diet: http://bit. Ly/1awxd11 important nutrients include vitamin c, b6, b12, magnesium, manganese ; zinc- see http://www. Terrytalksnutrition. Com/weekly-articles/2010/10-01/stay-connected-healthy-ligaments-and-tendons/ homeopathy can help (consider ruta grav). Some advise taking collagen.

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Can a ligament tear cause lancing pain in the knee?

Can a ligament tear cause lancing pain in the knee?

Knee ligament tear: One could experience severe pain from a knee ligament tear (e.g. Mcl, lcl, acl, pcl, etc.). If the pain is severe and lancinating and the equation contains a knee ligament, a teat of the deeper knee joint ligaments (e.g. Acl) may cause this. An orthopedic surgeon should be consulted if this is the case.

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Confirmed ligament tear in my left knee. Using knee support. Please advice any medicines for faster recovery. No prominent pain luckily.

Which ligament?: Please provide more information; which ligament was torn? Mcl? Acl? There is no medicine that will help this heal but sometimes anti inflammatories are used initially to help with pain and inflammation. But if you have no pain I would not recommend taking any medication. Please provide more details.

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What is the recovery time after a knee ligament tear or sprain?

What is the recovery time after a knee ligament tear or sprain?

It depends: Based on the info provided, it is hard to give details. The time to heal depends on which ligament or ligaments or injured and to what degree.

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What are the differences between knee sprian, ligament tear, and broken knee?

What are the differences between knee sprian, ligament tear, and broken knee?

See below: A sprain is a stretch injury to a ligament. A tear is a separation of the ligaments fibers. A broken knee is when the bone is damaged and there is a separation between the ends or and internal disruption of the cells but not a separation of the ends (a stress fracture.).

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Are ligament tear in the knee shown on a mri? Do they need to be operated on to fix the tear?

Are ligament tear in the knee shown on a mri? Do they need to be operated on to fix the tear?

Yes: Mir is the best way to look at ligaments. Treatment depends on what ligament is torn and how severely it is torn. Some tears require surgery while others are treated conservatively.

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I am currently unable to exercise due to a ligament tear injury in my knee. Is it still possible to exercise without harming myself?

I am currently unable to exercise due to a ligament tear injury in my knee. Is it still possible to exercise without harming myself?

Ligament injury: Based on blood supply, each ligament has different healing ability and timeline to heal. Usually a program can be designed to promote motion and strength during the healing period.

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Hi docs, would a year old ligament tear in the knee show up in an mri?

Hi docs, would a year old ligament tear in the knee show up in an mri?

If it was a: Full thickness tear, then absolutely. If it was a partial tear that has healed, it may or may not show, depending on the degree of the original injury.

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Is it possible that I can have a torn meniscus and or ligament tear even though the MRI came back clean? I am constantly have knee pain and buckling

Is it possible that I can have a torn meniscus and or ligament tear even though the MRI came back clean? I am constantly have knee pain and buckling

See details: A normal MRI (if the reading is correct) makes tears unlikely. However, the symptom of buckling is impressive. See the orthopedist and discuss whether an mr-arthrogram is indicated. This is a more sensitive test than the plain mri.

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Knee sprain, slight ligament tear, shin pain. What should I do to treat this pain?

Knee sprain, slight ligament tear, shin pain. What should I do to treat this pain?

Knee and shin pain: If they are mild, then short period of rest, ice, wrap/brace should be fine. If more significant, may need more time, pt, imaging. Check with orthopedic surgeon for good ligamentous exam to check your knee stability and for possible stress fracture of the tibia.

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