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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. ...Read more

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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:https://tinyurl.com/38mdp6 Important nutrients include vitamin C, B6, B12, magnesium, manganese ; zinc- see http://www.leastening.com/articles/sport-exercise/nutrition-for-tendons-and-ligaments.html homeopathy can help (consider ruta grav). Some advise taking collagen supplements. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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.). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Meniscus tear, ligament tear, and vascular surgery. I'm on a full leg brace, what comes after this? Will I walk with a torn meniscus?

Meniscus tear, ligament tear, and vascular surgery. I'm on a full leg brace, what comes after this? Will I walk with a torn meniscus?

Severe injury: What was repaired ,? If only the blood vessels you need to be in the hands of an experienced knee surgeon who can monitor the treatment ,which will probably include additional surgery for the meniscus and ligament , to be followed by several months of rehabilatation. ...Read more

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Anterior cruciate ligament knee injury, what to do?

Anterior cruciate ligament knee injury, what to do?

See a specialist.: See a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopedic knee surgeon, who has experience with ACL's. ...Read more

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Anterior cruciate ligament - is this knee injury really bad?

Anterior cruciate ligament - is this knee injury really bad?

Yes: The anterior cruciate ligament is the main stabilizing ligament of the knee. With acl deficiency the knee will tend to "give-way" with quick stops and starts or changes in direction. Giving way episodes can damage the joint line further and tear meniscal tissues. Without a functioning acl sporting activities should be severely limited. Reconstruction is recommended for the athletically active. ...Read more

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I have recently got a knee injury. Doctors are suspecting that may be my medial maniscal muscle has been damaged or may be ligament.. What should I do?

MRI: If there is a suspicion (after a physical exam by an ortho surgeon), then an MRI would be helpful to determine if a meniscal tear or ligament sprain. ...Read more

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Went to ER for knee injury found out it was ligaments but for the last two day my leg and ankle has been beyond swollen what's causing that?

Went to ER for knee injury found out it was ligaments but for the last two day my leg and ankle has been beyond swollen what's causing that?

Gravity: Knee injuries can cause swelling in the lower leg, ankle, and foot. The swelling travels down with gravity. However, you should be checked asap to make sure that you dont have a more serious problem such as a blood clot. ...Read more

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Recently i had knee injury and didn't see a physician but on the side of patella there is a hard thing popped out what is it? Ligament? Bone? Cruciate?

Recently i had knee injury and didn't see a physician but on the side of patella there is a hard thing popped out what is it? Ligament? Bone? Cruciate?

See a physician: Without knowing the type/mechanism of injury and whether you have other symptoms it would be hard to speculate. There are several possibles, but with a mechanical symptom of something hard next to the patella it is time to have a physician obtain a thorough history, examine your knee and possibly obtain x-rays or other studies. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a ligament tear? How long is the surgery? the recovery time? Could I do any sports afterwards? If not, for how long?

What are the symptoms of a ligament tear? How long is the surgery? the recovery time? Could I do any sports afterwards? If not, for how long?

Pain: Pain , swelling, instability of the joint. Difficulty using that joint. Hard to answer other questions without knowing what ligament. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of an annular ligament tear?

Pain, clicking: The annular ligament is a ligament on the outside of the elbow. It can be injured, and this most commonly occurs after a fall or a twisting injury to the arm. It usually causes pain and sometimes a clicking sensation when the arm is rotated from pronation to supination. Thank you for the question. ...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